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Ed Davey forms European green alliance to help Cameron win global race

You might not think that the Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey was key to Prime Minister’s David Cameron’s plans to “win the global race”, but you’d be wrong.

Davey is a key proponent of the need to work with allies in Europe to drive through EU reforms that benefit Britain in the world, something we feel strongly about at British Influence.

While a Minister at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, he set up the Like-minded Group of EU ministers, to drive economic growth in the EU and cut back on

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Opinion: Nick Clegg to set out patriotic case for a reformed Europe

In January, I wrote for Liberal Democrat Voice just as British Influence, the cross-party umbrella campaign to keep Britain in Europe, was starting and Prime Minister David Cameron was about to fire the starting gun for an in/out referendum on our EU membership.

Tomorrow in London, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will throw his weight back into the debate with an important speech setting out our party’s stall on the pro-European agenda, including our own commitment to an in/out referendum.

Lib Dems will fight the European Parliament elections next year on …

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Opinion: A new group to urge close EU ties and fight the growing isolationist tide

European Union flags - Some rights reserved by tristam sparksAs a Lib Dem member who supports membership of the EU but sometimes finds this hard to verbalise to my friends, I have often noticed that Europe brings out strong opinions in people.

It can be a source of heated argument around the dinner table and on TV studio sofas. The stronger the views on one side, the more entrenched the other can become. Facts can be in short supply.

The hard truth is that Europe represents half of all our trade in

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  • User AvatarGwynfor Tyley 18th Dec - 11:36pm
    To those anti EU commenting here about loss of national identity etc, you should consider the current advert for google's android system "Be together: Not...
  • User AvatarGlenn 18th Dec - 11:16pm
    Malcolm Todd, I simply forgot about WW2! I'm a scatterbrain, I was once forgot it was Christmas! But the point I was trying to make...
  • User AvatarMark Valladares 18th Dec - 11:12pm
    Keith, Having sat on English Council and been Regional Secretary, responsible for getting people to attend English Council from two Regions, I have to say...
  • User AvatarMark Valladares 18th Dec - 11:03pm
    @ James, Whilst I am not as harsh in my response as Martin is, perhaps my perspective, as a Party bureaucrat at State, Regional and...
  • User AvatarHywel 18th Dec - 10:56pm
    Andrew George's speech does seem rather out of kilter with current party policy: "Existing tenants who are 'under-occupying' and signed leases prior to April 2013...
  • User AvatarMalcolm Todd 18th Dec - 10:54pm
    Glenn I don't know how you're counting, but I'm damn sure 1940--45 was a "full-blown coalition" and Clement Attlee was no Liberal.