Link Tank 02/08
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Sir Paul McCartney will this week throw his weight behind a growing campaign to address global warming by reducing the amount of meat we eat, lobbying EU politicians for their backing.The UK Parliament not good enough then? Since he's so concerned about climate change, let’s have a brief overview of Sir Paul’s carbon footprint shall we:
Sir Paul said yesterday: "The message that I am taking to the European Parliament is...
The former Beatle will interrupt a European tour to fly to Brussels on Thursday
"We have revised this section to make it clear that cover does not apply when the vehicle is being driven on the Nurburgring in Germany"
"Only one of them is a serious credible candidate, and that's Lord Pearson"
“breeding ten times faster than us. I don't know at what point they reach such a number we are no longer able to resist the rest of their demands. We must be looking at somewhere between 10 or 20 years. If we don't do something in the next year or two we have in effect lost."
tyres will be graded from best-performance - green A class - to worst, red G class.
I think we need to spit, I think we need to kick, I think we need to make sure that every MP in this land knows quite how angry that we are over this…
According to the judgement handed down, the issue depended "on the correct interpretation (in its European context) and application of Regulation 6(2) of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 SI 1999/2083."
However, we then see that: "The 1999 Regulations were made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 in order to transpose into national law Council Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer contracts."
is that a vote for UKIP will take the UK out of the EU. It never has, and on current polls is miles away from doing so. To make that a honest proposition UKIP would need to be polling 40-45%. It is currently polling 3%. Far from strengthening the eurosceptic cause, this specialist Eurosceptic party claims an embarrassingly small portion of the vote allowing federalists to say it proves people are not very worried about the issue.
By showing how little support its cause has it fails to bully the Conservative leadership,
There is a democratic Eurosceptic opposition to the Labour and Liberal Democrat federalists in the Commons. It is not UKIP.
I don’t want an ‘in or out’ referendum because I don’t think ‘out’ is in Britain’s interests.”
There will be no instant bust up with Europe
"We feel very proud that the first EU president ever elected loves haiku,"
Van Rompuy, with his thinning grey hair and spectacles, comes across as a rather reserved intellectual.
If we win the election, we will inherit the worst public finances of any incoming government for fifty years. That has to come before anything else [including the EU question].
Councils are currently taxed by the Government for every tonne of waste they send to landfill.
The Conservatives claim that the savings in landfill taxes would fund the cash voucher plans,
The Conservative plans …are likely to be welcomed by many councils who fear that they face swingeing European Union fines if they do not cut landfill.