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Following Nick Clegg’s Europe speech at Chatham House yesterday, we argued on the Spectator’s Coffee House blog,Nick Clegg this morning fell into the usual ‘all or nothing’ fallacy on Europe. He said: ‘As soon as we start talking about repatriat…

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Over on Conservative Home, we argue,  The Coalition has already done some good work on the EU, the ‘referendum lock’ and the recently launched ‘audit’ of the EU’s influence on the UK to name two. However, the constraints of coalition …

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Today we published our long anticipated report breaking down the EU budget line by line and putting together our alternative that would reduce spending by almost 30% – saving European taxpayers around €41bn annually – while focusing the spending far …

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Quote of last week

“The EU can’t increase its budget, but has to use its resources better than it has done so far… We need to re-think of the use of EU funds. Calculating what share of each country’s contribution comes back in the form of European subsidies is no…

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