The Conservative leadership will publish a draft Bill to guarantee that an in/out referendum on Europe will be held by 2017. From the outside it seems that PM Cameron is first of all trying to please the part of his Conservative Party. But would you say that the EU, members states should somehow react on what is going on in the UK or not, and why? Read few comments.
Nigel Farage said that for UKIP it was a remarkable night. Do you agree with his statement and would you say there are some implication for the future of British politics? Read few comments.
David Cameron has delivered a speech on immigration. It seems it is a big topic in the UK right now. How much it is in your opinion influence by the fact that UKIP is raising?
Read few comments. Will this speech open the Pandora’s box as perhaps we will witness some willingness to announce the referendum on the EU also in other member states?
British PM David Cameron cancels long-awaited EU speech amid amid Algerian hostage crisis. But read few comments by Darren Lilleker, Head of Research, Centre for Public, Communication Research, The Media School, Bournemouth University on what might be Cameron’s approach towards Europe.
The Guardian reports: Asked in the Commons by the Labour MP Gavin Shuker whether he could ever imagine Britain leaving the EU, David Cameron said: “That is not a position I support, so I do not spend my time thinking about it. But he added: “Clearly all futures for Britain are imaginable. We are in charge of own destiny, we can make our own choices. I believe the choice we should make is to stay in the European Union, to be members of the single market, to maximise our impact in Europe, but where we are unhappy with parts of the relationship we shouldn’t be frightened of standing up and saying so.
British Prime Minister David Cameron meets US President Barack Obama at the White House for the first time since taking power.
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Britain’s new Foreign Secretary William Hague met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It was his first trip abroad in the office. Read the Washington meeting transcript here.
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A new coalition government consists from the Conservatives and Lib Dems. It may be all smiles for now, but some experts doubt that will last for long.
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