Tag Archives: sovereignty

Opinion: Cameron is wishing for an EU that already exists

The prime objective of David Cameron’s Europe speech was always to placate anti-European critics on his right flank rather than to set out a bold vision in the national interest. And in that sense, his ‘red meat’ pledge of an in/out referendum after 2015 may succeed in sating his own party’s Eurosceptic appetite, at least in the short term. But there are at least three reasons why his strategy is not only mistaken, but risks deeply damaging the national interest.

First, while the ‘repatriationist’ wing of Cameron’s own party may be satisfied with the promise of a renegotiation of as yet …

Posted in Europe / International and Op-eds | Also tagged and | 12 Comments

Opinion: We must become the party of liberty

When William III arrived on these shores in November 1688, the new King proclaimed to maintain the liberties of England and vigorously defend the liberty of his subjects. In the subsequent months, Parliament adopted the Declaration of Rights – The English Bill of Rights 1689. The corner stone of our constitution, which is still in force to this day but sadly has become a forgotten relic of antiquity.

It seems that we in Britain have forgotten about our hard struggles to gain our liberty. When it comes to foreign …

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , , and | 24 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarMick Taylor 5th Aug - 9:00am
    @David Raw. TTIP does not include the provision that would allow US business to demand entry into public services, because the EU negotiators have refused...
  • User AvatarRichard Stallard 5th Aug - 8:57am
    All I hope is that a few of good people in the Lib Dems (of which there are many!) will read this thread and perhaps...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 5th Aug - 8:39am
    I have blogged on another thread about "snakeheads", travel agents for illegal migration. The phrase genuine "asylum seekers" does not make sense in law, although...
  • User AvatarZack Polanski 5th Aug - 8:31am
    Jeremy has seemed lukewarm at best on Electoral Reform. He gave the old red herring line about it being important that the constituency link is...
  • User AvatarJohn Innes 5th Aug - 8:31am
    @Steve Comer - Yes I hope he has/will speak to the truck drivers, yet I am proud of Tim for taking this initiative.
  • User AvatarRichard Stallard 5th Aug - 8:22am
    "Solicitors would say that they had honestly copied them, which would be true..." Not always, in my experience! Let's not forget, we're dealing with highly...