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Stefano Fella

Stefano Fella has worked in a number of research, policy and lecturing roles, in the House of Commons, for trade unions and at universities in the UK and Italy.

Stefano has a PhD (awarded for a thesis on the Labour party and the EU), and has published extensively on the UK-EU relationship, Italian politics, and populist parties and the politics of race and migration in Europe. 

His publications include New Labour and the European Union, Political Strategy, Policy Transition and the Amsterdam Treaty Negotiation, Ashgate 2002; and (as co-author) Re-inventing the Italian Right - Territorial Politics, Populism and Post-Fascism, Routledge 2009 

Latest Articles

Will Europe wake up to the populists?

Right wing populists in Europe have been galvanised by last year’s Brexit vote in the UK and Donald Trump’s triumph in the American presidential election. But will they strike further blows against the European political establishment in 2017?

Why Lexit is not the answer

Some left criticisms of the EU are justified, but a left exit (or Lexit) is not the answer.

The EU needs to change but a left exit is not an option

There is a progressive left case for the EU which the Labour party needs to make.

Trade Unions say remain and fight for change

Thirteen of the largest trade unions in the UK are calling for a remain vote in the referendum on EU membership.

Stay in Europe to change Europe! - Another Europe is Possible

Stay in Europe to change Europe! That was the message from the Vote In – Another Europe is Possible event held in central London on Saturday. 

TUC says its members remain undecided on which way to go on the EU referendum but Jeremy Corbyn jumps off the fence

The Trades Union Congress adopted a statement on the EU last week on the forthcoming UK referendum on membership of the EU. 

Trade Unions should not walk away from the EU but fight to reform it

The trade union movement in Britain embraced the vision of a social Europe put forward by European Commission President Jacques Delors at the end of the 1980s.

Roundtable on Freedom of Movement and EU Citizenship with President of the European Parliament

In his speech at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in London, European Parliament President Martin Schulz decried the twisting of facts, in which people were being “used as scapegoats,”  and called for a calm “fact-based debate on free movement” - a principal that should remain a fundamental pillar of the EU.   

EU Free Movement and the 2015 UK General Election campaign

So far in the general election campaign it has been left to the Greens and the nationalist parties in Scotland and Wales to defend the principle of European free movement and stand up for EU citizens who have exercised their right to move to the UK.  For the main UK parties on the other hand, EU free movement has been framed as a problem that needs to be fixed or one that they hope will quietly go away.

Time to be clear about EU freedom of movement

A familiar refrain from politicians and media commentators is that a proper public debate about immigration to the UK and its impact over the last few decades has been absent.  The problem, however, is not so much the amount or quantity of debate that has taken place on immigration in recent years, but the ‘quality’ of debate.  

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