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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 AvatarConor McGovern 26th Sep - 4:22pm
    Great stuff. With a snap election potentially round the corner, I'm wondering where our policy is. Groups like ALTER help point the way - I...
  • User AvatarJock Coats 26th Sep - 4:19pm
    It really doesn't. It makes the same land more productive by increasing the capital improvements on it. And splits the rental value of the same...
  • User AvatarChristopher Haigh 26th Sep - 4:14pm
    @peterwatson yes I agree with you. But the centrist position is not soggy. Liberal Democrat ideology should simply be to run a modern economy in...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 26th Sep - 4:01pm
    Weimar Germany? (and the Menshevik revolution in Russia) need to be considered in context. Treasury advisor John Maynard Keynes said that Germany would not be...
  • User AvatarNick Collins 26th Sep - 3:50pm
    @ David Beckett. Some of us saw it coming rather sooner than that: in May 2010 to be exact. Sadly, we were in a very...
  • User AvatarDave Orbison 26th Sep - 3:42pm
    @ Dave Allen - thanks I appreciate your comments. I share pretty much Jayne Mansfield's views. Of course I accept Blair's Govt did lots of...