Michael Heseltine: Fifty years ago, we joined the EU – today, I deplore the deception of Brexit 01/01/2023
I look back to 1973 as the post-war year when Britain accepted the loss of its empire and chose a new European destiny.
Red tape continues to frustrate small businesses as the hunt for the sunlit uplands goes on.
Return of imperial system on cards for Brexit Britain – measurements have always been political 21/09/2021
Some in government would now like to see Britain’s imperial measurements make a comeback. As part of a review on EU laws still in place after Brexit, the government plans to remove a ban on selling goods using only imperial units.
UK Voters knew the 1975 Referendum was about both an ‘economic & political union’ with the rest of Europe 16/03/2016
UK Voters knew the 1975 Referendum was about both an ‘economic & political union’ with the rest of Europe.
According to financial experts, EU rules will force UK banks to cancel accounts and credit cards of any expat that does not have a UK address.
The Database contains all the bilateral and multilateral international treaties or agreements concluded by the European Union (EU), the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC) and the former European Communities (EC, EEC, ECSC).
Brexiters are often accused of living in the past. That is manifest in the now recurring Brexiter response to concerns about Brexit: ‘but we did perfectly well before’.
It is not true that the EU failed to help the UK in the Falklands War, or that it sent weapons to Argentina during the conflict.
Brexit has destroyed the Conservative art of statecraft – and it could take decades to rebuild 13/06/2019
The Tory commitment to self-imposed isolation – and the loss of influence involved in being impacted by Europe’s decisions and yet not shaping them – makes even less strategic sense now than in back in the party’s pro-European days.
Does it matter if the UK leaves Euratom? 12/07/2017
On 29 March Theresa May sent a six-page letter notifying the EU of the UK's intention to leave. The Article 50 letter contained a clause little discussed at the time - notifying the EU of the UK's withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community, also known as Euratom.
With a disorderly Brexit on the horizon, a timely lesson in humility may be fast approaching.
As the disastrous impact of leaving the EU becomes clearer, UK citizens should be allowed another say.
How Winston Churchill, Britain's greatest war leader, promoted "the Union of Europe as a whole" after the Second World War. Talk by journalist Jon Danzig.
One of the most frequently repeated lies about Europe is to say that, when we joined the EU, ‘we were told we were only joining a free-trade area’ and ‘no-one told us that it was more than that’. / Britain actually left a free-trade area, EFTA, to join the EEC.