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When it comes to the question of whether the UK ought to stay in the EU there are two key considerations. Is continued membership the best solution from an economic perspective (trade, regulation etc) and also is it democratically sustainable? (Others …

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Open Europe’s Christopher Howarth wrote the following article for Ireland’s leading business paper the Sunday Business PostWith MPs in the UK passionately discussing holding a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU you could be forgiven for thin…

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National Parliaments’ should be allowed to show the EU the red cardThis is an idea that’s very close to our hearts – and an idea that we have promoted for a very long time.The first bits of UK Europe Minister David Lidington’s interview with German dai…

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Now the Conservatives have published their EU Referendum Bill there only remains the small question of how it could become law. It will not be a Government Bill but will now be taken forward as a “Private Members Bill”. As such its chances of survival …

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