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Verhofstadt accuses Brexiteers of destroying Churchill’s legacy

The European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator has accused British eurosceptics of destroying Winston Churchill’s legacy by taking the UK out of the EU.

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ukip vs “The Hof”: Why Italy’s Five Star Movement was rejected by EU liberals

The attempt by the liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt to form a controversial alliance with the populist Italian movement has failed, giving Ukip cause for celebration.

January 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Steven Woolfe’s collapse just proves to Brussels that Ukip are Brits abroad

The news that Ukip MEPs had been brawling in the corridors of the European Parliament of Strasbourg was met with a collective Gallic shrug and roll of the eyes.

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

European Parliament fight could cost UKIP MEPs €6,000 in lost expenses

Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem, the two UKIP MEPs who yesterday (6 October) fought in the European Parliament, face suspension and a cut in their daily expenses, after an investigation … Continue reading

October 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

UKIP leadership frontrunner hospitalised after European Parliament fight

Steven Woolfe, the favourite to take over from Nigel Farage as leader of the UK Independence Party, was rushed to hospital today (6 October), after an alleged fight with fellow UKIP … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Juncker: I have a black book of my enemies

Jean-Claude Juncker has a little black book called “little Maurice” where he notes the names of everyone who has betrayed him, the European Commission president said in an interview in which he … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Farage on UKIP’s future: After Brexit, who cares?

Nigel Farage told EurActiv.com that UKIP’s role after the UK referendum on Europe was to ensure there was “no backsliding or betrayal” on the vote to Leave. But he refused … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Juncker tells divided MEPs to back EU-UK Brexit deal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today in Strasbourg (3 February) told Members of the European Parliament to back the deal struck by David Cameron and Donald Tusk to keep Britain in … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

EU ‘Brexit’ deal fails to deliver on migrants’ benefits, treaty change

A draft deal to secure the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union has failed to deliver British demands for a total ban of four years on EU migrants … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Captain Europe: Grexit, Brexit & my double life

The European Union’s only superhero Captain Europe shares his thoughts on Grexit, Brexit and the refugee crisis. In an exclusive interview with EurActiv.com, he also gives us a glimpse of … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

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