Tag Archives: brexit

…or you could vote for not having an opinion

imageOn Wednesday I went to my first hustings as a European Parliament candidate (number 3 on the Yorkshire and the Humber list). When the Green candidate announced that he supported staying in the EU, I had a quiet conversation with the Labour candidate sitting next to me.

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged | 24 Comments

Nick Clegg’s letter from the leader: People count

This week Nick covers the economy, the fall in unemployment, the big problem with David Cameron’s speech on the EU, and rounds off with reform of the royal succession.

The point that while the economy is weak, employment is surprisingly strong is something that is perplexing the economists (video) and I’m surprised it doesn’t get more attention.

It hasn’t hit the headlines, perhaps because the fall in unemployment was thought to be a blip. But after over a year, this is clearly something to be welcomed. I’d like to …

Posted in News | Also tagged , , , , and | 8 Comments

The speech that never was

David Cameron - License Some rights reserved by Statsministerens kontor While David Cameron’s much hyped speech on Europe has been postponed, it is not clear that this makes much difference. The key points were briefed to the press in advance so we can see the point.

Full marks for not wasting good copy already written go to the Economist which draws four conclusions, including this one:

The prime minister is trying to Europeanise Euroscepticism. The British often assume they are the

Posted in Europe / International and News | Also tagged , and | 4 Comments



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarGreen Voter 17th Sep - 8:28pm
    I can see nowhere in the article where it is claimed that the Yes campaign think they can only win by certain tactics. What Caron...
  • User AvatarJulian Gibb 17th Sep - 8:04pm
    No one believes more powers will be delivered. What does that say of the Part leaders who continue to make such claims?
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 17th Sep - 7:55pm
    Caracatus it is too easy to blame hostile press rather than the fact that the party was ill prepared for responding to cleggmania or to...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 17th Sep - 7:53pm
    Matthew Hunback -- I agree with you about the truckloads of reports that councillors have to work through. 99% of ordinary people have neither the...
  • User AvatarRebecca Hanson 17th Sep - 7:53pm
    @ Eddie Sammon I wish everyone well and if there is a yes vote I will focus on trying to make it work positively. I...
  • User AvatarSteve Comer 17th Sep - 7:53pm
    The really crazy thing is that "more devolved powers" for Scotland are promised after a no vote, despite that option not being allowed on the...