The former Prime Minister Sir John Major has today issued a warning to senior Conservative MPs on the risks of their heavy emphasis on immigration in the EU referendum debate. Sir John warned that, “this is dangerous territory that, if handled carelessly, can open up long-term divisions in our society.” The former Prime Minister’s warning […]
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As published in The Times: The single market only benefits big firms and lobbyists If the Common Market was good, the single market must be better, right? Wrong. It is the most misleading piece of conventional unwisdom in this EU debate. There is no doubt that entry into the Common Market was beneficial for Britain […]
As reported in the Daily Telegraph: Date for Iraq report after EU vote branded a ‘stitch up’ The official inquiry into the Iraq War will be published in July, less than a fortnight after the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union in a move branded a “stitch up” by anti-EU MPs. Sir John […]
Today the Government has announced that they will reconsider plans to force all of England’s schools to become academies. The Government had previously announced that they will force all schools to become academies by 2022, but have now conceded that good and outstanding schools will not be forced to become academies. In response to the […]
Today the former chancellor of the exchequer, Alistair Darling, has claimed that leaving the EU could put £250bn of British trade, as well as jobs, low prices and financial security, at risk. Mr Darling also claimed that negotiating new free trade deals with key export markets could take an average of six years. The former […]
This morning Pascal Lamy, the former EU Trade Commissioner, suggested in the Times that the UK’s beef industry could be threatened by tariffs up to 70% if Britain left the the EU. David Davis said: “There is a certain irony in Mr Lamy threatening Britain’s trade with France in beef, when that beef trade was […]