Author: Debbie

Daily News Brief – Friday 1st August 2014

Conservatives and UKIP to team up? The Guardian reports on a poll which shows that a significant proportion of voters would like to see UKIP teaming up with the Conservatives after next year’s General Election. Three in 10 Conservative voters would prefer Ukip coalition in 2015 – poll Tory support for Ukip pact narrowly trails that for another deal with Lib Dems in event of hung parliament next year Nearly a third of Conservative voters would prefer their party to form a coalition with Nigel Farage’s party rather than any other, according to a survey. The figure of 30% support…

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Who really decides in Europe?

The European Parliament is to have the deciding vote on the candidate to replace Jose Manuel Barroso as Commission president at a vote in July. And Herman Van Rompuy, chairman of the Council of ministers, has put his foot in it by admitting that it is the council that makes the the most vital decisions in Europe, rather than the European Parliament. According to the BBC, Mr Van Rompuy acknowledges that the European Parliament has an important role but then adds:  “The difference between the Parliament and those who really decide is very clear to citizens.”  He adds that this is…

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