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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.

Roger Casale joins call on Theresa May to resign

Dear Theresa May

A letter from Lesvos, one year on

One year on, and what a dramatic year at that. I am writing this as I reflect upon my visit to Lesvos, Greece in March as a student on the second-year human geography field class with the University of Sheffield.

The Brexit election: but what about Brexit?

Theresa May framed the calling of the general election in terms of Brexit, but what is truly remarkable is in how little it is actually being discussed.

The Brexit election will not make Brexit easier for Mrs. May

Announcing her decision to call for a general election in June, the Prime Minister claimed that “every vote for the Conservatives will make me stronger when I negotiate for Britain with … the European Union.”  Although she did not say so, Mrs. May reportedly also believes that an increased Parliamentary majority after the election will strengthen her hand in dealing with internal dissent on the European issue within her own party. Mrs. May’s hopes are likely to be disappointed in both cases.

The Brexit election: where the opposition parties stand

It seems almost inevitable that the Tories will win the election and, probably, with an increased majority. But that is not certain. This is an election like no other, for many reasons.

Bulgarian elections – a pro-western party may have won, but the European idea seems to have lost

The center-right party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) is the clear winner in the Bulgarian parliamentary election.

We are not bargaining chips, we are citizens

Fellow Europeans, just like you, I am bitterly disappointed that the vote on our amendment to the Brexit BIll did not go through. 

On a road to nowhere with the Knights of Cydonia

Has cavalier Brexit lunacy irrevocably damaged the UK polity? Hot on the heels of the banking crash that sparked the recession and austerity, the wretched failure of leadership from the Government and Opposition has compounded public distrust of elites.

Brexit and citizenship

On 23 June, the United Kingdom (UK) held a referendum on whether the country should remain a member of or withdraw from the European Union (EU).
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