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Monday 29 July 2013
Passengers turn down sunshine break abroad to top up tans at home
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Baroness Thatcher believed that Britain should withdraw from the European Union but was persuaded by her advisors to remain silent, it emerged.
Thursday 14 February 2013
The prospect of Sir John Major speaking on any subject is an inviting one, given his transformation from much-derided Prime Minister to all-but-perfect elder statesman. Even more so when the debate is on so emotive a topic as Britain, Europe, and David Cameron’s promise to re-write the rules and then put it to a vote.
Monday 19 November 2012
Friday 02 November 2012
The Tory parliamentary party is more Eurosceptic now than ever before
Thursday 01 November 2012
There's nothing the House of Commons likes more than to relive the battles of the past. As Dennis Skinner put it during yesterday's Europe debate, it was "almost a replay" of the great crisis over the Maastricht Treaty nearly 20 years ago. Earlier, Ed Miliband had ominously, if crudely, invoked that heady period by telling David Cameron that he was "weak abroad... weak at home. It is John Major all over again".
Wednesday 31 October 2012
A Tory veteran of the party's internal squabbling over Europe says that the EU may be a nightmare, but the only pragmatic approach is to engage with it intelligently
Tuesday 01 May 2012
A ban on foreign tourists buying marijuana came into effect in parts of the Netherlands today, with a protest planned in the southern city of Maastricht.
Friday 09 March 2012
Villa Augustus, Dordrecht
Monday 20 February 2012
A Dutch scientist has made 'meat' from stem cells – and wants Heston Blumenthal to cook the first batch. By Steve Connor
Monday 20 February 2012
A Dutch scientist has created 'meat' from stem cells – and wants Heston Blumenthal to cook the first batch. Steve Connor reports on the ultimate in culinary experimentation
Sunday 11 December 2011
What is a right-minded liberal to make of Britain's sudden isolation in Europe? First, a confession. Along with pro-European political leaders, and along with other pro-European newspapers, we may have been too forgiving of the naive and idealistic, and not forgiving enough of those who questioned the way in which the European elite pursued the goal of ever closer union.
Friday 02 September 2011
And that stands for?
Tuesday 30 August 2011
Drivers scrambled for banknotes on a busy road in the Netherlands yesterday after a package containing euro bills fell from a bank's lorry and broke open.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
Female non-smokers who eat a Mediterranean diet, exercise and keep a healthy weight could live up to 15 years longer, researchers say. Meanwhile, men who follow a similarly healthy regime could add eight years to their lifespans, according to academics at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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