Much has been said recently regarding the prospects of the British economy if we were to leave the EU.
Unsurprisingly the sceptics tend to make the lowest estimates of jobs dependent upon EU membership, as well as make the largest estimates of the costs.
Euro MPs in Strasbourg, including local Lib Dem Phil Bennion, have voted to back negotiations on a EU-US trade deal which could boost the UK economy by up to £10 billion.
The EU single market and the USA together represent about half (47%) of the global economy and 30% of global trade.
As the Tories tie themselves up in knots over Europe (again!) it is well worth pointing out one of the great, unsung success stories of the EU.
Europol is the European Union’s law enforcement agency whose main goal is to help achieve a safer Europe for the benefit of all EU citizens.
Governments must heed the warnings of top doctors and beef up the EU’s work on joint research projects to counter the deadly threat of antibiotic resistant infections, says Euro MP Phil Bennion.
The West Midlands MEP and Lib Dem Employment and Social Affairs spokesman welcomed the call by Britain’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies that the threat of growing resistance to antibiotics should be taken as seriously as international terrorism.
Europe, strident Eurosceptic voices shriek, is costing us a fortune.
Billions are being swallowed up by the bloated Brussels behemoth! (Actually, our net contribution is 0.
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