Monthly Archives: October 2014

TTIP – the discussion rolls on

The campaigns to stop the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) continue apace. And the same holds true for the Canada EU Trade Agreement (CETA). And we can’t afford to sit back and hope for the best, because our own … Continue reading

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New Plans to Increase EU Military Research Funding

Originally posted on The QCEA Blog:
The meeting was held on the European Parliament’s premises in Brussels.Credit: Oscar Franzén Plans to increase military research funding were on the agenda when the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Security and Defence met in…

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Backbench Business in the House of Commons – What it does and doesn’t mean

Palestine vote: MPs take historic decision to recognise Palestinian state. That headline is from the Independent on 13 October 2014, the day the vote took place. I applaud this decision; indeed, think this is an immensely important moment. As other … Continue reading

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Note to the Telegraph: Green MEP is not an avid bee keeper

Originally posted on Hynd's Blog:
Molly Scott Cato MEP – not an “avid bee keeper” I was pleasantly surprised to see in today’s Daily Telegraph (not the natural bedfellows of The Green Party) an article that seriously examined the…

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Participation, Politics and Constitutional Reform

I thought I’d write about something light for a change! No, seriously, the reason I’m writing this blog is three-fold – I care about electoral systems and about electoral reform in the UK because I firmly believe an intrinsically unfair … Continue reading

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