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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 …

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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 …

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  • User AvatarJennie 1st Jul - 2:12pm
    *applause and whistling*
  • User AvatarSandy Leslie 1st Jul - 1:59pm
    So far I have not seen an explanation as to why any of the remaining Tory hopefuls would engineer 2 votes of no confidence and...
  • User AvatarChris Bertram 1st Jul - 1:52pm
    @john - It's the only analysis I've been able to find. If there's another that tells a different story, then fine, let's see it. But...
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 1st Jul - 1:35pm
    I think this is a brilliant piece. Immigration is good for all of us and its benefits are seen in things we have or use...
  • User AvatarMax Wilkinson 1st Jul - 1:34pm
    @Dave - we can certainly try at the local level to ensure enough houses are built. I suspect our efforts are often focused on the...
  • User AvatarSuzanne fletcher 1st Jul - 1:31pm
    On hols in EU so only skimmed these comments but a lot about immigration being said. Can I suggest people refer to our policy doc...