Contrary to Nigel Lawson, the EU is not a monstrous bureaucracy, but the policy mix of austerity and reform is failing.
Mainstream politicians have responded to populists like George Galloway, Nigel Farage, Beppe Grillo, and Sarah Palin by burying their heads in the sand.
For centuries the Germans were at war with a shifting cast of hostile neighbours. Upheavals in the 19th century and two world wars brought about a settlement, but Germany today is both too strong and too weak to assume its rightful position in world polit
The government's posturing is about little more than saying enough to keep the eurosceptics quiet.
Despite the Conservatives' hopes, withdrawal from the Strasbourg court is unlikely to make it easier to send foreign criminals back to their home states.
If England pulls Scotland out of the EU against its will, the independence cause could be re-energised.
The shadow foreign secretary makes the Labour case for a pro-EU reform agenda.
Few can seriously claim that UK on its own would have as much clout in trade negotiations as the whole of the EU.
The "game-changing" pledge may be seen as just another slippery politician's promise.
Spending on the bloated Common Agricultural Policy has been increased, while spending on infrastructure and other growth projects has been cut.