Billions of euros in EU taxpayers’ money was siphoned in ‘cum-ex’ scandal that has gained little attention in UK
Velterop ⓐⓊ – #Internationalist 🇪🇺🇳🇱🇬🇧🇩“Cowboy traders, seasoned tax lawyers and mathematical whizz kids are alleged to have conspired in the heart of the City of London to siphon at least €60bn in taxpayers’ money from the state coffers of several EU countries.”
There is something authoritative and reassuring about a round number. But we shouldn’t pretend that a percentage can meaningfully represent the views of the public, says political activist and author Richard Seymour
After two years opposite “arrogant and lazy” Boris Johnson at the despatch box, Emily Thornberry is a practiced ‘girly swot’. She speaks to Kevin Schofield about the “undemocratic” Lib Dems, campaigning for Remain in a second referendum, and how the...
The European Commission President said a no-deal Brexit would be "catastrophic" and he was doing "everything to get a deal".
Velterop ⓐⓊ – #Internationalist 🇪🇺🇳🇱🇬🇧🇩Wow! The EU is ready to accept another name for the Irish backstop (so long as "alternative arrangements are put in place allowing us and Britain to achieve the main objectives of the backstop. All of them")
Green party MP says cancelling Brexit would be dangerous for the UK
Velterop ⓐⓊ – #Internationalist 🇪🇺🇳🇱🇬🇧🇩“Caroline Lucas: Lib Dem 'revoke and remain' stance is arrogant” gu.com/p/ccvhb/stw
A straightforward consequence of the FPTP political system, which calls for arrogance. A gov't with a parliamentary majority can do what it wants. No gov't had a popular majority since 1931.