Thursday, 22 April 2010

EU policy cheat sheet: UKIP -v- Lib/Lab/Con

With Saint Clegg's rise in the polls, many people might have forgotten just how wedded the three 'mainstream' parties are to the EU.

Be in no doubt - a vote for the LibDems is a vote for further EU integration, and then some.


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LabourConservativesLib DemsUKIP
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EU Referendum?On the EuroOn further transfers of power to the EUOn UK membership of EU and the euroOn UK membership
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Joining the euro?Mixed messagesNeverYesNo
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Crime and policing?Status quoNo new EU powers, opt outMore integrationNo integration
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European public prosecutor?AgainstAgainstMixed messagesAgainst
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Immigration and asylumPartly in favour of more EU integrationAgainst more integration and asylum burden-sharingMore integration, n favour of asylum burden sharing5-year immigration freeze
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EU DefencePossibly more cooperationAgainst - no EU defence procurementEU defence procurementNo EU involvement in defence
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EU Foreign policyKeep EU diplomatic service separate from national issuesKeep EU diplomatic service separate from national issuesKeep EU diplomatic service separate from national issuesReturn to UK diplomatic service
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Reform of the EU budgetVague CAP reform promise, maintain UK rebateVague CAP reform promise, maintain UK rebateVague reform promise, missed messages on CAP and UK rebateReform (if we’re still in the EU)
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EU financial supervisorsIn favour with reservationsAgainst if transferring powersIn favour with reservationsAgainst
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EU employment policyStatus quoOpting out of parts “most damaging” to economyStatus quoOpting out (if we’re still in the EU)
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Common Fisheries PolicyFundamental reformFundamental reformNo mention in manifestoWithdraw
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Environmental policySupport EU action, and current targetsSupport EU action, and current targetsSupport EU action, and current targetsUK action

Source of Lib/Lab/Con info: Open Europe (PDF)

Cross-posted

1 comments:

fraser 22 April 2010 at 18:27  

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