The government’s focus on restricting benefits will do little to affect the scale of immigration.
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The Scottish government’s position on the status of an independent Scotland within the European Union has been cast into doubt by the President of the European Council.
Europe has long been a problem for the Conservative Party and whichever way the EU referendum goes has pitfalls for the Prime Minister.
The European Trade Union Congress in a report issued this week has warned of the impact austerity policies are having on pay across the European Union.
Amidst all the hoopla in the United Kingdom about ‘losing rights to Brussels’, a predominantly biased anti-EU media fraternity has ignored a monumental step taken by the European Union towards the protection of secular rights.
As Socialist and Democrat spokesperson on Justice and Home Affairs in the European Parliament, I know that the European Union has been pushing hard to create the first piece of international legislation on data protection – the Data Protection Regulation and Directive – which would help enshrine much needed citizen’s protections in the internet age.
The European Commission’s plans to regulate so-called ‘multilateral interchange fees’ could have major implications for the government’s ability to successfully implement welfare reform and will negatively impact on financial inclusion efforts in the UK.
Ahead of this week’s European TUC mid-term conference in Dublin, European Union leaders have called for a new European Recovery Plan to kick-start economic growth.
Boris’s free trade agenda for Europe could be a social and environmental disaster for London and the rest of the UK.