Tag Archives: EU

  1. EU referendum – Points systems for immigration could wreck the UK’s economy 

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    June 2, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’ll start by declaring an interest. Yesterday I had my hair cut in at a barber’s set up and staffed …
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  2. Jeremy Corbyn and the EU – it’s complicated

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    April 19, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    Understanding Jeremy Corbyn’s position on the EU Referendum is at the same time difficult and easy. The truth is that …
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  3. When are the Referendum campaigns going to stop treating the public like idiots.

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    April 18, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the official EU referendum campaign started on Friday, I thought I should give you a little summary of where …
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  4. Here we go for June 23rd. Now it’s up to EU

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    February 18, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    The EU referendum isn’t going to be about the non-existent ‘reforms’ to the EU, nor should you believe those who …
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  5. Why the EU referendum campaign needs to be SEEN to be fair. Not just fair.

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    January 12, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    David Cameron’s behaviour over the EU Referendum could lead to him leaving behind the UK still in Europe but his …
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  6. Five things that might happen this year in politics 

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    January 3, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    Out of the EU, with Scotland out of the UK, Javid PM and Khan London Mayor, Corbyn out and Trump …
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  7. How economics and politics are causing our labour market to fail

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    November 3, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Nowhere is the tone of public discourse and the facts on the ground so different as the jobs market. The …
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  8. EU referendum – the importance of the question

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    May 29, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

       It would be easy to think that words don’t matter. But they do in the case of a referendum. …
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  9. The Greek government is learning what happens when you treat the public like children

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    May 19, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Good news, I have just received a mandate from my loyal subjects not to pay back my mortgage. In the …
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  10. Farage is back – good or bad for UKIP?

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    May 14, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    So, Nigel Farage is back. Already. Despite the media’s spluttering over it being a “backtrack” on his promise to resign …
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  11. 5 Challenges for David Cameron

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    May 10, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    1) Delivering a manifesto that may have been designed for coalition – I wasn’t there when the manifesto was written obviously, …
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  12. How should I vote tomorrow? 2 – the Parties

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    May 6, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The problem for me is that I know too much. It is not a matter of conceit,  but a fact …
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  13. Why what happens to Greece could decide our election

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    April 28, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    A few days ago, I ventured the opinion that foreign affairs don’t win General Elections. I was premature. There is one …
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  14. UKIP’s manifesto – plans relying completely on the counter-factual

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    April 17, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    What I have liked about UKIP’s contribution to British politics over the past few years has been the effect that …
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  15. EU Referendum and Business uncertainty – Labour have a point

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    April 1, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Labour party made an interesting, and brave decision on Monday. They opened their election campaign proper, on the day …
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  16. Unrealistic targets are not the way to deal with the politics of immigration

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    March 5, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Talk to people around the country about immigration, and they will say that it is a really important topic for …
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  17. Reality for Syriza as the limitations on sovereignty in the Eurozone bite

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    February 23, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Well that didn’t take long, did it? As Alex Salmond and Scotland would have found out had they achieved independence …
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  18. UKIP: The first hundred days – lazy, ignorant and vacuous broadcasting

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    February 20, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    About 6 years’ ago, whilst on playground duty, I was approached by a year 11 (equivalent to a fifth former …
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  19. Grexit could be the human solution

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    February 15, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    At the end of an outstanding article by Hamish McRae on whether it would really matter if Greece left the …
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  20. Syriza coalition with Independent Greeks shows Tsipras refuses to accept he can’t control Economics

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    January 30, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    There’s going to be a lot to write about Greece over the next few months. The inevitable result of a …
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  21. Another fine mess EU’ll get Cameron into, if he wins

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    January 21, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    If winning the 2015 election didn’t seem enough of a poisoned chalice to be passed, given the difficulties that will …
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  22. Cameron needs to take on his party’s own Militant Tendency

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    December 1, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    30 years ago today, the Labour Party were engaged in an existential struggle against a group of ideologues who were …
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  23. The Major problem that should lead to a negotiated EU settlement

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    November 21, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    John Major gave the kind of speech on Europe last week that only someone like him can do. It has …
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  24. Chaos at the Commons as the Government tries to vote on the EAW without actually doing so

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    November 12, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The word ‘chaos’ barely does it justice. The scenes at the House of Commons on Monday were simply farcical. It …
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  25. The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is worth the small decrease in our sovereignty

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    October 31, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    How much is a small decrease in our sovereignty worth? I would like to answer that with some statistics about …
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  26. EU must be having a laugh with your ‘prosperity surcharge’

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    October 25, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    How kind of the EU commission to write UKIP’s party political broadcast for the Rochester & Stroud by-election. Not even …
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  27. Cameron sinks deeper into EU mess.

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    October 21, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Any chance that there is a by-election on soon? Why else would David Cameron spend today shaking his fist at …
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  28. Cameron delivers a speech aimed at tightening the Tory defence of Downing Street

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    October 2, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    David Cameron made his pitch to the nation yesterday in his last conference speech before the 2015 General Election. The …
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  29. Reckless’s defection to UKIP brings us a step closer to a complete realignment of UK politics

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    September 29, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Mark Reckless’s reputation as a Eurosceptic was such that in 2010, before he had ever won a seat in a …
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  30. Douglas Carswell and the start of the reshaping of UK politics into a three-party system

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    September 1, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Douglas Carswell is a rare political animal, in that he isn’t a political animal at all. He had a career …
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  31. George Osborne – the UK’s next Foreign Secretary

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    July 5, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Should the Conservatives win the next election, you should expect to see George Osborne become Foreign Secretary. It is believed …
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  32. The “Right to be Forgotten” – the implementation devil rears its head

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    July 4, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

      When the European Court of Justice (ECJ) made its “Right to be Forgotten judgement” back in May I warned …
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  33. EU must be joking?

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    June 28, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I enjoyed this video – it tries to explain how the EU works for anyone who doesn’t understand the difference …
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  34. GM food – how long will we ignore science and let people starve?

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    June 27, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Despite my wish to provide a balanced view on economic or political issues, I have to admit to finding it …
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  35. Cameron vs Juncker – how to win with your hands tied?

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    June 13, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Prime Minister has published an article this morning explaining the effort he has been making to block the accession …
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  36. 2014 election focus: Conservatives must put long-term survival ahead of short-term power

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    May 31, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Having lived much of my life under the belief that if you have low expectations of everything you are more …
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