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Time for the British government to get real

It is eighteen months since the EU Referendum and a great deal has happened since then, but most of it has been removed from any sense of reality.

Catalonia reverberates to the cries of freedom

New Europeans said it at the time of the referendum in October, and it is worth repeating now: "We do not have a dog in the fight when it comes to the material issue of Catalonian indepedence."

Brexit: what can we do on a community level?

A reflection on New Europeans' event on Monday 27th November, 'Brexit - What You Can Do' looking towards positive responses and solutions regarding Brexit, including New Europeans' newest project to develop a network of people who can reach into their London communities with reliable information on Brexit. 

Parliamentary Briefing from New Europeans on #UnilateralGuaranteesNOW

The UK government has so far refused to guarantee the rights of EU27citizens in the UK unilaterally, preferring instead to treat these citizens as “tradable commodities” in the Brexit

Why leave at all?

Ever since the Referendum of June 2016, the Brexit ship has been taking on water. Everybody knows the key pledge - a Brexit government would shift £350m a week, supposedly saved from membership costs, into the NHS every year, was an invention.

Brexit widens UK skills gap

Uncertainty over the future status of EU nationals in the UK, and the possibility of the end of free movement of workers between the UK and EU countries post-Brexit is exacerbating more long-standing concerns about skills shortages in certain sectors of the UK economy.

From free movers to settled immigrants

The publication of the Brexit government’s plans for EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in rEU has already attracted much derision for its most obvious deficiencies.

EU citizens’ rights: The ‘fair and serious’ offer that wasn’t

Yesterday Theresa May presented European leaders in Brussels with the general principles of what she regards a “fair and serious” offer on EU citizens’ rights. 

Can a hard Brexit be averted?

The unfolding events are very difficult to read, and any reading is likely to be out of date even before it is written. This is where I think we are currently.

Ireland’s Soft Brexit

While there is so much speculation as to what kind of Brexit deal will be agreed between the European Union and Great Britain, one thing is for sure: that Ireland will want a deal that is as close to the status quo as possible. In order to achieve that kind of deal, Ireland needs to get tough with the EU and show that they are more than just a “flyover” state when it comes to the final agreement.

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