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Leaving a Union

Lord Soley

The EU referendum debate last Friday brought out an important point about leaving a union of which you are already a member. A similar argument applies to Scotland leaving the UK as well. Lord Shipley in a very well informed contribution made the point that leaving the EU could make the UK more, not less…

Points for Discussion on the Future of the EU

Lord Hylton

This letter (published in the Tablet) contains the main thrust of my views on the EU, and the ten points reflect various things that were said during the foreign affairs debate of 15th May. “Congratulations on your leaderof 11th May.  We certainly should not turn our backs on our neighbours.  Let’s remember that we went to war…

The Italian Job

Baroness Murphy

I’ve just returned from watching the last of the olive harvest in Lucca, thankfully all gathered in before torrential rain caused landslips and destruction all over our area. And also with brilliant timing to avoid today’s general strike in Italy. Strikes are common in Italy, the consequence of an outdated system of labour relations and…

EU Referendum

Lord Soley

An interesting bit of footwork by David Cameron on an EU referendum. I’m not sure that it will unify his party but it is a good try! Thinking about events over the last few weeks it is hard to see how Britain is going to stay a full member of the EU. The banking crisis…