Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 @ 4:19PM

Scaremongering; Politics Linking Immigration to Benefits Claims

The debate on the freedom of movement has been highjacked by a climate of fear. The scaremongering and disinformation that has been spread linking EU migration to benefits claims is not only morally dubious, verging on racism, but also completely factually inaccurate. The freedom of movement has had a huge…

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Thursday, November 21st, 2013 @ 8:54AM

Scientist must Speak Up, Stand Up & Gang Up

I recently met with Professor Anne Glover, European Commission President Barroso’s Chief Scientific Advisor. During this evening there was a clear message, a rallying cry to scientists to Speak Up; Stand Up and Gang Up. To make sure that the case for evidence based policy is heard in all political…

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 @ 10:53AM

Why Should We Care About Europe?

I was recently invited by a student group at Imperial College to give a talk “Why should we care about Europe?” The talk detailed a number of areas such as why we should care and why it’s important to stay in the EU. The benefits of the EU and especially…

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 @ 10:53AM

270,000 New Affordable Homes for London

An ambitious plan to deliver 270,000 new affordable homes in the capital by 2018 has been set out by London Liberal Democrats. The plans set out to turn around the total failure over the last 35 years to build a sufficient number of affordable homes in the capital, leading to…

Monday, November 18th, 2013 @ 11:21AM

EU Getting Young People into Work in Tower Hamlets

Last week I spent the afternoon with a group of talented, inspirational young people from Tower Hamlets designing mobile phone apps for an Apprentice style training event with City Gateway. I was playing the role of either Nick or Karen rather than Lord Sugar helping to develop a project plan…

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 @ 7:09AM

Another Daily Fail

A couple of weeks ago the Daily Mail followed in rapid succession by other newspapers published articles claiming that big brother, unelected EU bureaucrats were going to impose automatic speed controls in cars. Unfortunately they “accidentally” missed the first part of the quote from Europe saying that this was not…

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