Close the Gap

27 Feb 2016

So...what would a reformed EU actually look like?

This weekend the Greens held their Spring Conference in Harrogate – and the EU referendum was, perhaps understandably, at the top of the agenda. Greens often talk about the need for democratic reform of the EU (assuming Britain votes to stay in). But what would it actually look like in practice? I went to the launch debate of the #GreenerIN campaign on Saturday. While the ERS are neutral on […]
10 Nov 2015

Red cards and re-negotiations

Today, Prime Minister David Cameron has written to President of the European Council Donald Tusk setting out his demands for a renegotiation of Britain’s membership of the European Union. One of the four planks of the PM’s position is on national sovereignty. He wants to “enhance the role of national parliaments, by proposing a new arrangement where groups of national parliaments, acting together […]