British Exit from the EU “would make a fortified Irish border inevitable”

  Denis Loretto, former chair of the Alliance Party in Northern Ireland, expresses his concerns about the potential damaging impact of Brexit on the Northern Ireland peace process. “Never again” were the words that inspired European leaders to seek mutual partnership in the wake of the Second World War. In the ensuing 70 years the Read more

Victory for consumers as Europe scraps phone roaming charges

Mobile phone roaming charges will be scrapped by next summer after a vote by MEPs at the European Parliament. The move means customers will no longer be stung with large bills when they are simply travelling elsewhere in Europe. The change is a major success for Europe’s efforts to help consumers and more plans for fairer Read more

UK farming could be devastated by Brexit, reports reveals

A report by analysts Agra Group has found that the UK’s farming industry could be left devastated if the UK were to leave Europe. The report, Preparing for Brexit, states that only 10% of the most innovative and profitable UK farmers would be able to survive without the current level of European subsidies from the Common Read more

An eye on the big picture: The European project

By Lawrence Brewer The European project remains firmly in place. Readers of current headlines about those “swarms” of immigrants and more recently, German automotive chicanery, may wonder if it’s all gone wrong; but it hasn’t. We just need to get a perspective on today’s events and to keep an eye on the big picture. We Read more

Bank of England governor: UK in Europe is more dynamic

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, has outlined the benefits of the UK remaining in Europe. Speaking at a Oxford University, he said the UK had become a more dynamic economy thanks to its membership of the European Union. The explained that dynamism was itself a measurable quality in economics, which meant the UK economy is: Read more


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