Who says the Eurozone is going pear-shaped? Actually, confidence is high

The Eurozone has bucked the trend of economic jitters by posting its healthiest recordings of economic sentiment for four years. An article by the Daily Telegraph states that businesses and consumers in the zone are more confident about prospects than at any time since 2011. Positive sentiment was recorded in all major industries except construction in Read more

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Join the pack! #Students4Europe is growing every day!

The grassroots student campaign to keep the UK in Europe has announced yet more campaign dates in universities up and down the country. Students4Europe, organised by students for students, is a chance for students to have their say in the Europe debate. Here are just some of the places we are taking the Students4Europe campaign Read more

‘Disaster for Britain if we left Europe’ – Labour campaign

Alan Johnson has warned of the ‘disaster’ that Britain would face if the country left Europe. Mr Johnson, who is leading the Labour campaign for the UK to remain, made the statements during his speech to the Labour Party Conference in Brighton and listed the dangers of a British exit. “Who will gain from our Read more


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  • Yes, and so is every other country! All have their different languages, cultures, histories and laws. No-one joins the EU in order to lose their identity. The EU contains no majority language group or culture; we’re all minorities. In fact, the EU’s motto is ‘United in Diversity’. Read more

  • Not true. In fact, the European Parliament is much better than national parliaments at saying ‘no’ to controversial proposals. And of the proposals that it accepts, very few go through without significant amendment. Evidence

    In this way, the European Parliament is much... Read more

  • Not true. The European Commission doesn’t make laws. It only makes proposals, which are then debated, amended and passed (or rejected) by elected national governments and directly-elected MEPs. In any case, Commissioners themselves are accountable to the European Parliament, which elects its president, approves its appointment and can dismiss... Read more

  • Not true. In fact, our own (rather eurosceptic) government estimates that EU membership is worth £3000 a year to every British family. And the budget for the whole EU is just 1% of GDP, compared to about 49% spent by national governments. That’s just 2% of our public spending... Read more