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Nigel Farage’s attempt to step back from his role as leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party was today (11 May) soundly rejected by his colleagues. He will carry on, which given his survival of an aeroplane crash during the last election and a nosedive in votes at this one, starts to make him look… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

The new Tory government resulting from the UK general election will surely face many challenges, but two will overshadow all others: redefining the UK’s position in the European Union and Scotland’s position in the UK. Both will deeply affect the future of the UK, its role in the world and possibly its own existence as… » read more

  Posted by Ideas for a united & federal Europe

by Brendan Donnelly, Director of the Federal Trust and Treasurer of the European Movement UK/// During the referendum on voting reform in 2011, it was sometimes claimed by advocates of the present British electoral system, misleadingly known as “firs…

Betting on Brexit

Think the UK is leaving the EU? Wanna bet? Well, from Thursday, you can. Ladbrokes will start taking bets on the UK leaving the EU, giving Eurosceptics and Europhiles alike the chance to put their money where their mouth is. The company is already taking bets on the date of the referendum. The current favourite, […]

In a recent poll about the nation’s economic anxieties, the Guardian and ICM found out that 46 % of respondents consider ‘Immigrants undercutting workers’ as the primary motive behind the present state of British economy. The Guardian cites Martin Boon, director of ICM Research: “Ten years ago immigration would have been in the second half […]

Self-employment hasn’t managed to successfully lure away a great share of the unemployed population for only somewhere around 14percent of European workers choose this job option. The figures vary however, as you head further into Eastern Europe, whose workforce have possibly been spurred on by dire poverty and war-ravaged locales to go out and make […]

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