Tag Archive for EU

Winds of Change 2

Lord Soley

On the 3rd October 2011 I wrote a post on the relationship between the UK and the EU ( http://lordsoftheblog.net/2011/10/03/winds-of-change/ ) I think the potential threat to British policy is growing more significant. David Cameron is being excluded from the key decisions in Europe. Germany and France are determined to put the political structure of the…

Government divisions on the EU

Lord Soley

The extent of the government rebellion last night surprised me. It was bigger than I expected. The imposition of a three line whip was a mistake – especially when Conservative MP’s are going through re selection on new boundaries. The local Party’s are still deeply anti EU in its present form. Conservative MP’s  will also…

Sowing the seeds of innovation…

Guest Contributor

The EU Committee of the House of Lords has today published a report on “Innovation in EU Agriculture”.  It is the result of an inquiry carried out over the last year by the EU Sub-Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment, which I chair. We are calling on Europe to act quickly and coherently to…

Armed forces and Defence Review

Lord Soley

I think the Government is flying on a wing and a prayer with their determination not to re visit the Strategic Defence Review. It was carried out soon after the Government took office and it was done with indecent haste but the retrenchment of the western powers, the financial problems and the instability in the…