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A recent posting on the Your Freedom website shows that self-styled public spending watchdog TaxPayers’ Alliance is in fact less interested in getting value for money from the public purse than it is in opposing the EU. The Your Freedom website was launched by the government on 1 July and invites suggestions for laws to… » read more

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Foreign Secretary William Heague says he is keen to ensure that Britain is more active in the EU. He wants more British officials to occupy Director level positions in the European Commission and more staff at entry-level positions at the Commission to be British. The question is what he intends to do with his new… » read more

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Eurosceptics like to pretend that the EU is a threat to British democracy. For example, the idea that national governments should discuss their budget plans with each other is denounced as an attack on parliament. Britain’s budget should always be presented to parliament first, apparently. But then one looks in today’s newspapers, and finds extracts… » read more

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I was on the radio this morning discussing with eurosceptic Tory MP Bill Cash the proposal that there should be some kind of common discussion among the member state governments and the European Commission about the national budgets of the member states. The European budget is of course agreed by the member states, but it… » read more

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