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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…

Tunnel Vision?

Guest Contributor

Today the EU Sub-Committee on the Internal Market, Energy and Transport published our report on the Channel Tunnel , entitled ‘Tunnel Vision?’ The report is the culmination of seven months of hard work, huge stimulation and some humorous moments.  The members of the Committee have become railway enthusiasts and, indeed, experts! The Committee agreed to…