The Daily Telegraph reports: “Conservative rebels pledged “undying loyalty” to new Prime Minister David Cameron as the party’s MPs gave the Tory leader a hero’s welcome in Parliament on Monday."
"Bill Cash, the Tory MP who led the Maastricht rebels which undermined Sir John Major’s Conservative government in the 1990s, told Mr Cameron to his face that he would not cause any trouble. ...continue reading
Bill Cash has been a Conservative Member of Parliament since 1984 and has represented the Stone constituency since 1997. Bill has been re-elected MP for Stone, with an increased majority, he polled 25,733 votes to finish with a 16,250 majority (in 2010 it was 13,292).
Bill Cash has been saying that only a Conservative majority in the House of Commons can renegotiate our membership of the EU, to legislate to change EU laws and to give the British people a say in an in/out referendum.
The people have spoken, the Conservative Party has won 331 seats and a parliamentary majority of 12. British people want the Westminster Parliament not the European Parliament, or any other EU undemocratic institution, to take decisions in their name over important issues that affect them. The British people want to repatriate their ability to govern themselves through their vote in General Elections, with their laws and in their Parliament. The Conservative Party is now in a position to meet the demands of the British people. David Cameron has a clear mandate for a real and fundamental change. A referendum on Britain’s EU membership before the end of 2017 is now certain.
Today, Bill Cash published a pamphlet, Stop the EU, I want to get off, where he stresses that it is up to the Conservative Party to deliver the change in our relationship with the EU that will ensure Britain’s future in the world. According to Bill Cash the European Questions cover four key areas: the Democratic, the Economic, the Political, and the Global Questions. ...continue reading
The House of Commons debated yesterday, and approved, the draft Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Risk of Being Drawn into Terrorism) (Amendment and Guidance) Regulations 2015. During the debate Bill Cash made the following interventions and speech: ...continue reading
The European Scrutiny Committee published today its Scrutiny Reform follow-up and Legacy Report, which is highly critical of the Government for refusing to schedule debates. The Report particularly points out that the importance attached by the Government to the role of national parliaments in providing democratic legitimacy for the EU does not extend to the scrutiny that takes place in the House of Commons. ...continue reading
The House of Lords EU Committee has recently published a report on The UK’s opt-in Protocol: implications of the Government’s approach, calling upon the Government to abandon its unilateral approach to EU Justice and Home Affairs Measures, as it raises concerns about the UK’s commitment to the “uniform application of EU law”. However, the Government should consider introducing a unilateral veto instead. ...continue reading
The Prime Minister made a statement, yesterday, at the House of Commons, on the most recent European Council. Bill Cash made the following intervention: ...continue reading
The EU member states have given up a substantial portion of their sovereignty so that the EU could speak with one voice at the international stage. However, despite all the claims, there is no consistent foreign policy approach, and the EU has not matched its aspirations to become a major global player. The crisis in Libya, the level of sanctions against the Syrian regime, and more recently the sanctions against Russia have shown that is unlikely for the EU to speak with one voice. In fact, even Mr Juncker has conceded that the EU common foreign policy is not working. However, he stressed the need for “a stronger Europe”. ...continue reading
EurActiv reports: "Iceland yesterday (12 March) announced it was dropping its bid to join the European Union, in line with pledges made by its Eurosceptic government after its election two years ago." Please read the article here.
In an interview to EurActiv Bill Cash said, “I believe the entire European project is dysfunctional and undemocratic.
“This is the time for it to have a rain cheque, restructure the whole thing, bring it up to date, have an association of nation states, and create a sense of values.
“I would like to see structural change in our relationship between the UK and EU, but also structural change in the EU itself, which isn’t on offer. Trade, absolutely. Political cooperation, absolutely. But the Euro is a disaster area. Political union has become an end in itself. There needs to be a scaling down of the EU institutions and more power for national governments. At the moment, the EU is leading Europe over a cliff. The UK could lead Europe out of the morass it is now, in and actually save Europe, as we have done over the last 200 years. This is not nostalgia. This is fact.” Please read the full interview here.