When Europe comes to the fore of politics in Britain, the polls shift in favour of staying, as they did after David Cameron’s speech. When it comes to the crunch, however, the voting public are too clever to turn away from our most valuable relationship.
Writing in The Times yesterday (£), Nigel Farage claimed that if Margaret Thatcher was still leader of the Conservative Party there would be no need for Ukip. More specifically he said: “Had she still been in power in 1992, there would have been a referendum on [the Maastricht] treaty, and the need for UKIP would probably never have arisen.”
Nigel Farage, generally considered to be to the Right of the Conservative Party, is advocating expansionist Bank of England policies, and “maximum employment”.
David Cameron’s stance on Europe has come repeatedly under fire recently. Yesterday, Left Foot Forward reported on both business leaders and Ireland having criticised Cameron’s wish to renegotiate terms with the EU. Business leaders criticised the tenacity of his beliefs, saying that whilst they agreed on the need for some reform (for example, on the [...]
Even Nick Griffin has criticised UKIP candidate Geoffrey Clark’s extreme views on euthanasia for the elderly and forced abortions for disabled babies.
Cameron is reluctant to call for an EU referendum but he is fully aware that he is losing supporters to UKIP.
The recent rise in the Labour lead is arguably more to do with UKIP than Labour.
Dr Matthew Goodwin writes about his report which revealed UKIP supporters are more extreme and closer to the BNP than Nigel Farage would have us believe.
As the eurozone (EZ) lurches from one crisis to the next, the whole structure seems increasingly imperilled by its lack of political cohesion, writes George Irvin.
Alex Hern details UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s hypocrisy in accusing other parties of being bought off by EU money.