How does the UK elections look in Brussels?

With only seven days left until the general election, Brussels is keeping a close eye on what the end campaign will look like, who will win and, most importantly, what the election outcome would mean for Britain and the EU. UKIP: the cleverest and most outspoken anti-EU stance Of all parties participating in the general election, UKIP has possibly held the clearest and most outspoken … Continue reading How does the UK elections look in Brussels?

The parties have spoken but does what they say matter?

It’s been party manifestos week, with Labour, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and UKIP all publishing their blueprints for the next five years. A cross dressing exercise Both Labour and the Conservatives attempted something of a cross-dressing exercise. Labour, conscious of their reputation for being uncertain guardians of the economy, placed, on page 1 of their manifesto, a “Budget Responsibility Lock”. The pledge, … Continue reading The parties have spoken but does what they say matter?