Email Updated February 21, 2016 00:40:47 Photo: David Cameron said he believed the UK should stay in the EU under a newly negotiated arrangement. (AFP) Related Story: Cameron wins 'special status' deal to help Britain stay in EU Map: United Kingdom British voters will decide whether the UK remains a part of the European Union in a June 23 referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron says. Key points:David Cameron fears leaving EU could damage economy, risk national securityPM vows Britain will never be part of "a EU super state""Special status" grants UK exemption from the founding goal of "ever-closer union"Parliament still to formalise referendum date The announcement came after a two-hour Cabinet meeting and Mr Cameron said individual ministers will have the freedom to campaign for either a "yes" or "no" vote.However, he said he believed Britain would be better off in a reformed Europe, and the decision to leave the EU would affect the country's economy and national … [Read more...] about Brexit referendum to be held in June to decide whether UK stays in EU, David Cameron says
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives said on Sunday that UK would apply equal treatment to European Union citizens and immigrants outside the bloc after the end of free movement in January 2021. "As we come out of the EU we have a new opportunity for fairness and to make sure all those who come here are treated the same. We will make our immigration system equal", Johnson said in a statement. As the PM sets out his election promises regarding post-Brexit immigration policy, the Conservative leadership said that EU nationals would generally have to a 5 year waiting period before being legible for welfare payments and would also have to pay a surcharge before receiving health services. This comes amid proposals by Labour Party to extend freedom of movement, even within its own potential withdrawal agreement from European Union, which it aims to negotiate. While talking to BBC's Andrew Marr on Sunday morning Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn saying there will be "a lot of … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson Vows EU and Non-EU Migrants Will Receive ‘Equal Treatment’ Post-Brexit
Email Updated February 22, 2016 12:15:06 Photo: Boris Johnson is calling for a British exit from the EU. (AFP: Niklas Halle'n) Related Story: Campaign to stay in EU gains momentum after Brexit referendum announcement Related Story: UK will never join 'EU super state', Cameron says announcing Brexit vote Map: United Kingdom London Mayor Boris Johnson has thrown his weight behind the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, dealing a blow to Prime Minister David Cameron by increasing the chance voters will ditch membership in a June referendum. Key points:Johnson says Cameron EU deal not good enoughBookmakers have British EU exit at 33 per cent chanceJohnson says he has no plans to succeed Cameron In a move that electrified the referendum campaign by pitting one of Britain's most charismatic politicians against the Prime Minister, Mr Johnson said Mr Cameron had failed to deliver fundamental reform with an EU deal struck on Friday.Mr Johnson, a political showman … [Read more...] about Brexit: London Mayor Boris Johnson defies PM David Cameron to campaign for British exit from EU
Emmanuel Macron’s latest bout of anti-NATO rhetoric has sent waves throughout the EU and further across the Atlantic, and away from the cameras, the sentiment in Europe appears to be on Macron’s side. Politico reports that “privately many European officials and diplomats said Macron was largely correct in his complaints.” “The analysis is pretty much correct,” a Western European diplomat said on condition of anonymity. “It’s the wording that is clearly wrong.” Another unnamed Western European diplomat was quoted as saying: “What happened in Syria is clear: two NATO countries didn’t bother to have any coordination. And he’s right, we cannot ignore this fact, but the part on Article 5 was wrong ... simply a wrong message.” France’s president last year openly flirted with the idea of a joint European army and has launched the French-led European Intervention Initiative outside the scope of NATO – … [Read more...] about EU Diplomats Quietly Support France’s Macron Over NATO ‘Brain Death’ Critique – Report
Air pollution was until recently regarded as a problem mainly for those whose health was already compromised or vulnerable in some way: the very old, the very young, and those with existing respiratory problems such as asthma. Thanks to groundbreaking research in the last few years, we now know the problem goes much further, to the root of human health: air pollution has been linked to miscarriage, dementia, heart disease and lower intelligence. There is scarcely an aspect of human health that is not affected by the silent insinuation of this invisible killer into our lungs, our blood, our brains and every other organ. Yet while the science has piled up, action has been slow. One reason is the diffuse nature of air pollution. There is no single cause, and some of the old sources – such as coal-fired power stations – have been phased out. Agriculture is an increasing source of air-polluting emissions and so, too, are the biomass-burners some people have turned to as a green … [Read more...] about UK failed to enforce EU air quality standards – what will happen after Brexit?
Email Lateline By Europe correspondent Lisa Millar Posted May 31, 2016 22:53:59 Video: Locals from Aberystwyth in Wales and Romford, east of London explain their stance on the Brexit campaign. (Lateline) Photo: The Welsh town of Aberyswyth is the most pro-EU place in the United Kingdom. (ABC: Lisa Millar) Related Story: British stars issue joint letter calling on voters to back staying in EU Related Story: Boris Johnson says EU trying to emulate Hitler as Brexit debate heats up Related Story: The Sun's 'Queen Backs Brexit' headline 'misleading' Map: United Kingdom The vote on the UK's place in the European Union has become a doom-laden series of warnings including the threat of another war, a recession and a flood of migrants.The June 23 referendum will decide whether the UK should stay or go from a union it has been a part of for more than 40 years.Whatever the outcome, the result will likely have long-lasting effects, with British writer and pro-Brexit … [Read more...] about Brexit debate heats up as referendum to decide UK fate looms