Tag Archive for EU

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…

What happened to statesmanship?

Lord Soley

Whatever you views about the Euro or about the EU it cannot possibly be in our interests to sit on the side-lines criticising and lecturing. I cannot think of any post war British Prime Minister,Conservative or Labour, who would have made the mistake of sounding like a petulant politician rather than a statesman. We are…

Higher education in Europe: Renaissance or decline?

Baroness Young

We have spent the last few months examining the EU’s contribution to the modernisation of higher education in Europe, and we have now published a report setting out our findings. The European Commission is clear that: “the potential of European higher education institutions to fulfil their role in society and contribute to Europe’s prosperity remains…

Greece and the Euro

Lord Soley

I am worried by the financial settlement for Greece. Although I think it is grossly unfair for Greeks to present the German Chancellor as Hitler there is an uncomfortable similarity between the position that we put Germany in after the First World War and what we are doing to the Greeks now. A nation and…

Brussels sprouts an idea

Baroness Murphy

Like many British, I am deeply ambivalent about the long term ‘European Project.’ My difficulty is that I see the value, indeed the imperative, of Britain being part of a United Europe in perhaps 30, 40, 50 years. I believe a politically united Europe is the only way our distinct culture will survive and thrive…