Tag Archive for europe

How Brexit offers a surprising opportunity for a new immigration consensus

'Can the desire for more control be combined with the aim that Britain will remain globally-engaged, in a common ground approach to post-Brexit immigration?' asks Sunder Katwala at the Conservative Progress 'Believe in the UK' conference

Let the people decide

Today, an important choice about Britain's future will be in the hands of its citizens, writes Sunder Katwala.

How to talk to the British about identity and Europe

When people head to the polls on 23 June to cast their ballots in the EU referendum, they will not be making a decision about Europe, but about Britain

EU benefits reform may reassure voters, but PM shouldn’t over-claim immigration impact

David Cameron’s EU benefits reforms could have more impact on public opinion than his critics acknowledge. But they won't slash immigration, writes Sunder Katwala

Key EU questions unresolved for Labour

Three significant questions remain about Labour’s strategy towards Europe, writes Sunder Katwala

Why do both sides look like they’re losing the EU debate in Britain?

The most interesting phenomenon of the current EU debate is the fact that both sides appear to damage their own cause more than their political opponents do

Back EU referendum to secure public trust on immigration

Giving voters a choice on Europe,through an EU referendum, is the best way to help win back public trust on immigration, writes Matthew Rhodes

Most Europeans would make concessions to keep Britain in Europe – new research

Most EU voters believe their governments should do more to accommodate British concerns about its terms of membership, writes Sunder Katwala, so as to make it more likely that Britain would stay in the European Union.

UKIP’s European ‘high water mark’: Farage set for just 5% in 2015

Despite tonight’s victory for UKIP in the European election, Nigel Farage’s party looks set to poll just five per cent of the vote in 2015’s general election unless the party can dramatically improve on its past failures to hold on to European election voters.

English and Scots differ over Europe, says Redwood

English identity has become a much more inclusive and welcoming identity, but different attitudes towards Europe now form one of the major differences between English and Scottish nationalism, said Conservative MP John Redwood at today's Englishness festival.