Tag: EU

Eastleigh’s MP backs action on bees

MP’s, including Eastleigh MP Mims Davies, have backed a new Bill to ban the use of insecticides that are particularly harmful to bees – reversing previous government opposition to an EU initiative. In 2013 the EU Commission proposed a total ban on three insecticides containing neonicotinoids on crops like oil seed rape that attract pollinators.…

‘Still a chance to change course’: SE Green MEP

The Green MEP for the South East region Keith Taylor has used the anniversary of the triggering Article 50 to pledge that the Green Party will ‘continue fighting for the people to have their say on the final deal’ and that there is “still a chance to change course.” There is still a year to…

Farage challenges Cameron to EU referendum debate

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has used a meeting in Eastleigh to announce that he will be going to Downing Street to challenge the Prime Minister to a public debate over the issue of an EU referendum. Farage had received the phone from Downing St confirming the appointment while on a pre – meeting walkabout of…

Farage could stand in Eastleigh

Ukip have not ruled out their charismatic leader Nigel Farage  contesting Eastleigh should a by-election be called at short notice. There has been much speculation in the press over the weekend after Conservative party chair Baroness Warsi said the conservatives had targeted the seat and that she believed Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne – soon…

Is there still time for a referendum?

Famously the Prime Minister said that he didn’t want to ‘bang on about Europe’. Time and time again he has dodged, ducked and dived the issue. In the coalition he has been able to blame the Liberal Democrats famous and historic Europhilia as an excuse not to do anything. Well, he says, my hands are…

EU Axes Cyprus Airways

Cyprus Airways is facing bankruptcy thanks to EU legislation which prohibits State aid for companies! More than 300 Cyprus Airways staff face the sack next year unless Cyprus, like many other EU satellite States (but not Britain of course which always plays cricket) is willing to stick two fingers up to ruinous EU legislation. Cyprus…

Cameron breaks another EU pledge

Although the Right Honorable David Cameron MP did not actually dare to repeat the words, “cast iron guarantee”, nevertheless he DID assure us (in English as plain as English can be) that there would be a referendum on any FURTHER transfer of sovereignty to the EU. Now what do we find? Europe Minister David Lidington…

I.O.EU

That ever curiouser EU hybrid puppet, officially stamped on its forehead with the tiny EU logo “Cameron-Hague”, but more popularly known in its Prime Ministerial guise as “Dave” or with its “yes-man” head plonked on, in which case it goes by the name of “William” (after all, did you ever see them both together?) is…

VAT? You must be joking!

“Why is the Conservative coalition NEEDLESSLY raising VAT? Pity the LibDems can’t resist their Conservative colleagues! Perhaps passive acceptance of Conservative policies is the price the LibDems’ must pay for basking in the Conservative limelight. VAT is an EU tax imposed by the Conservatives on April Fools’ Day 1973. Instead of raising it, UKIP has…

The Stewart System predicts World Cup winners!

The Stewart System predicts World Cup winners. It was devised in 1996 by long standing anti-EU pattern watcher Peter Stewart. The system has proved 100% accurate on both occasions it has been used (1998 and 2006). The Stewart System operates on the presumption that the EU uses its multi-billion dollar slush-fund to “fix” strategic World…