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Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity, progressive platform has found a large and receptive audience among the UK Labour Party faithful. Reuters/Russell Cheyne

With or without EU: Jeremy Corbyn and the re-emergence of left-wing Euroscepticism

A Jeremy Corbyn victory would consolidate Euroscepticism across the British political spectrum, throwing the outcome of the forthcoming referendum into even further doubt.
Brexit ‘bad for business’ says BCC director John Longworth. Andy Rain/EPA

Uncertainty about Brexit is bad for business, says BCC chief

There have been calls for an early referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. But they did not originate from Conservative eurosceptic backbenchers or from UKIP, as one would expect. Instead, it was…
‘No, you love Juncker more.’ Paul Rogers/PA

Labour and the Lib Dems are crashing the Eurosceptic party

As prime minister David Cameron works on the finishing touches of his much-awaited speech on Europe and immigration he is under considerable pressure from his backbenchers and some frontbenchers to signal…
Eye of the tiger: Polish PM Donald Tusk. EPA/Jozef Jakubco

EU election: Polish campaign dominated by Ukraine crisis

The EU election is the Polish government’s first real strength test since it was elected in October 2011. The poll on May 25 kicks off an electoral marathon, which will culminate in the autumn of next…
Austria’s Socialist Party hopes to stir things up a bit in Brussels. EPA/Hans Klaus Techt

EU election: high distrust and low interest in wealthy Austria

In spite of the fact that Austria is one of the richest members of the European Union and, according to economists, has clearly profited from membership, the people of Austria traditionally show low levels…
Nationalism is no alternative: Germany prepares to vote. EPA/Marius Becker

EU election: Germany – vote Merkel and carry on

No country takes European Parliament elections more seriously than does Germany. Many posters have adorned lampposts around the country since mid-April and discussions in the media centre round the parties…
Planning a NExit: Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders. EPA/Koen van Weel

EU election: pragmatic Dutch aproach means ‘NExit’ unlikely

Elections for the European Parliament in the Netherlands have traditionally been described as either “dull” or “extremely dull”. They were overshadowed by national elections in 1989 and 1994, and in 1999…

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