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Archive for the ‘European issues’ Category

“It’s good to be back in Southport. I was last here in October. It was pouring with rain. The local party was licking its wounds after a difficult General Election … and there was a challenging council by-election to fight. But a week later our candidate, and former MP, John Pugh, was swept on to […]

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FEBRUARY 21, 2018 – 8:34 PM. By Mark Pack One of the oddities of those on the right of the Conservative Party who talk about being pro-business is how often there is a successful business that they take against, demanding a swathe of changes to rules, taxes and government spending that make the interventionism of […]

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Dear Derek, Today’s Budget saw the UK slip from the top of the growth league to deep into the relegation zone. Each person in Britain is set to be £687 worse off per year compared to forecasts before the election. And as living standards are squeezed, the Government is setting aside £3.7bn to cover the cost […]

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Increasing damage to NHS from Brexit

by derekdeedman on 3 November, 2017

By Mark Pack 2 November 2017 Continuing the story told by previous figures, new data shows the damage Brexit is causing to the NHS: The number of nurses and midwives coming to work in Britain from Europe has plunged by 89% since the UK voted to leave the EU, figures have revealed. The sharp fall coincided […]

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OCTOBER 2, 2017 – 1:37 PM Alongside the marked shift in public opinion towards favouring a referendum on the Brexit deal once we know its terms, there is a smaller and more fragile shift on the question of whether or not last year’s decision was right: View image on Twitter  Follow Europe Elects @EuropeElects UK: Majority of voters […]

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By NewsHound | Sat 30th September 2017 – 9:55 am Writing in the Independent, Vince Cable explains why he’ll be marching on the Tory Party Conference in Manchester this weekend. He certainly is bringing the anti Brexit fight directly to them. I believe it would be a healthy exercise in democracy to participate in a peaceful, dignified […]

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Dear Derek, I always find the summer break offers a good time for reflection. We’ve dashed through the first half of the year and now is the opportunity to take stock and recharge our batteries before we approach the autumn period. And what a lot to reflect on. The results of this year’s General Election show us […]

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The following is a sample from the weekly EU Insider Briefing sent to full European Movement UK members every Monday. Please consider joining us to receive the full briefing and help support our work. The European Movement UK, founded in 1949, provides a voice for those who believe the UK’s interests are best served from inside the […]

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By Caron Lindsay | Sat 1st July 2017 – 4:35 pm Vince Cable is likely to be the sole nominee for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats. It is good to see, though, that he’s behaving like he is in a contest. He’s aware of what’s on the minds of members and activists  and responds accordingly. People had raised […]

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  By Caron Lindsay | Wed 21st June 2017 – 11:04 pm The LibDem Press Office has issued a veritable storm of press releases in response to the Queen’s Speech today. Here’s a round-up of what our key figures said about their areas of expertise. Tim Farron looked at the whole speech and was unimpressed: “This slimmed […]

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