The EU, and its legal system, as well as the role of the European Court of Justice, have a significant impact on the daily lives and business of the British people. One can find EU influence everywhere and yet most of the provisions do not work, or impose burdens on business, such as the EU Health and Safety regulations that have been eroding Britain’s trade and economic well-being. In fact, the EU overregulation and, particularly, employment and social laws, such as the Temporary Agency Workers Directive and Working Time Directive, place unnecessary burdens on businesses, particularly on SMEs and micro-enterprises, and have been preventing growth, prosperity and employment. ...continue reading
Rt Hon John Bright MP – ‘Shifting the Foundations of Power’
John Bright was a statesman, and an orator and an agitator who by conviction, oratory and political will moved the tectonic plates of his generation. ...continue reading
With migration such a hot political topic at the moment, the work of FRONTEX, the European Agency for managing operational cooperation at the EU member states’ external borders, should be assessed. It has been operating now for a decade, and in 2015 projects total revenue of EUR 142,606,000. ...continue reading
Bill Cash’s letter stressed that no floor debates took place between 9 June 2014 and 9 March 2015 and that there are now nineteen outstanding debate recommendations, requesting debate, on all these matters, as soon as possible.
On 4 August 2015, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner in Brussels, issued a statement showing simultaneously the EU’s impotence and arrogance in seeking to push its own agenda on the back of the suffering of British lorry drivers and migrants in Calais. ...continue reading