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Edward McMillan-Scott MEP writes… In Europe 40 years on: what next?

On Friday David Cameron will make his big speech on Europe. There is only one thing now which will satisfy the Eurosceptics: a firm promise – and not just a ‘cast-iron guarantee’ – for a referendum on Europe.

The speech – which must address the challenge of UKIP, mainly to the Tories – comes as the UK marks 40 years’ of membership of what is now the European Union. Lord Ashcroft’s recent polling of 20,000 Britons suggests that it is not Europe, but immigration which is encouraging Conservatives to switch to UKIP. However, the next national electoral challenge will be the European …

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  • User AvatarHywel 5th Mar - 6:28pm
    Chris - but note also the methodology split http://www2.politicalbetting.com/index.php/archives/2015/03/02/the-great-methodology-divide-all-the-con-leads-are-from-phone-polls-all-but-one-of-the-lab-leads-are-from-online-surveys/
  • User AvatarPBBrown 5th Mar - 6:14pm
    It's not hard to see why Clegg was dubbed Calamity by people within the party.
  • User AvatarChris Manners 5th Mar - 6:04pm
    "he current position seems to be an average Tory lead somewhere between 0.5% & 1%. Thats a big contrast with December when Labour had an...
  • User AvatarNick Collins 5th Mar - 6:00pm
    I'm no fan of Blair, but if he is making a donation to help put a stop to the current government, he cannot be all...
  • User AvatarChris Manners 5th Mar - 5:59pm
    "and that’s before we get on to the specifically LD things like the pupil premium." There was already extra funding for poorer communities before. Only...
  • User AvatarPBBrown 5th Mar - 5:52pm
    @expat Good points. I find it sad that Caron seems to be [in my opinion] descending into the kind of tribalism against Labour that she...