A new opinion poll on the EU referendum shows an increasing number of people want the UK to stay in Europe. The poll by ComRes says the proportion of people who want to “Remain” in Europe is now 19 points higher than those who want to “Leave”. The poll was commissioned by the Daily Mail. Read more
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
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
Porkies See all
Not true. You wouldn’t believe it from the eurosceptic rhetoric, but in fact, both British businesses and inward investors have been emphatic that Britain must stay in!
- 85% of British manufacturers want us to remain in the EU, according to a 2014 survey by the British manufacturers’ association EEF. The... Read more
Not true. Firstly, we don’t decide anything at EU level unless all member countries have explicitly agreed by treaty to do so — and even then, each piece of legislation is agreed by national governments. For sensitive matters like tax and foreign affairs, the requirement for this agreement is... Read more
Not true. We were never hoodwinked. We actually left a free trade zone (EFTA) to join the EU, specifically because we felt free trade was not enough. The Wilson government, setting out its reasons for applying in 1967, stressed that “Europe is now faced with the opportunity of a... Read more
Be careful what you wish for! Switzerland and Norway are both small countries with specialised ‘niche’ economies: Switzerland with its often-criticised banking system, and Norway with its massive oil reserves.
But their industries have to follow EU rules as that’s their main market. As non-members, they have no say over... Read more