Peter Bye

Archives for UK in Europe

I recently received a brochure from Vote Leave[i]. It says that it presents ‘5 positive reasons to Vote Leave and take back control’. How do these claims stand up? Number one is called ‘Our money, our priorities’. The brochure claims that ‘we send over £350 million to the EU every week’, or an annual figure… » read more

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In my previous piece (2nd February) I said that immigration was close to the top of Britons’ concerns, according to an Economist/Ipsos MORI poll[1]. Security, identified in the poll as ‘Defence/foreign affairs/terrorism’, was regarded as the most important issue, although it was only just ahead of immigration. However, as I suggested, the various concerns are… » read more

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Ed Miliband resigned the leadership of the British Labour Party immediately following the party’s unexpectedly heavy defeat in the May 2015 general election. The resignation triggered a contest for leadership of the party. Nominations for leadership candidates are made by members of the parliamentary party – the MPs. Each successful candidate requires the support of… » read more

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Distorted information regarding immigration and other subjects creates Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt about the EU. To counter some of the FUD, we thought it might be useful to state the views on EU membership of two UK citizens. For any statements of fact, we provide sources and, where we are simply expressing our own opinion,… » read more

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