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Farron Slams Leadsom's 'Sinister' Calls For 'Patriotic' Brexit Media Coverage

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK

Calls by a Cabinet minister for broadcasters to be “patriotic” over Brexit have been branded “sinister” by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron....

Wendy From BBCQT On Why 'You Don't Need To Know Anything About Brexit Talks'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK

The Prime Minister may have just found her greatest ally - the only person in the UK who doesn’t want to know anything about Brexit negotiations. De...

From #UsePens To Gove Screwing BoJo Over: 29 Batsh*t Crazy Things That Happened When Britain Voted For Brexit

The Huffington Post | BeckyBarnes | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK

It’s been a year since 72.2% of UK voters took to the polls with 51.9% voting to leave the European Union and 48.1% voting to Remain. Remainers will...

EU President Trolls Theresa May About Brexit Not Happening With John Lennon Lyric

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK

The EU Council president has said he still hopes Brexit will not happen, quoting John Lennon’s Imagine to make the point. Donald Tusk said he was a ...

Brexit Briefing: EU Need To Do Better Than That

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics

All you need to know from the world of Brexit this week. You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to you...

A Year After The Brexit Vote: Have We Reached Peak Populism Yet?

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

I was truly shocked when a slim majority voted for Brexit a year ago, on June 23. It was to be the first shock caused by an election outcome in 2016 in which populists whipped up popular resentment and won. The question troubling me since: When is it going to stop? When's the world coming to its senses?

Corbyn's 'Brexit Blairism' And 5 Other Things Experts Found A Year On From The Referendum

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics

They might be the scourge of Michael Gove, but experts have carried on regardless since last year’s Referendum. To mark a year since the vote, 38 le...

UK Will Have To Trawl Through 19,000 EU Laws To Decide Which Ones To Keep After Brexit

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics

The government will have to trawl through 19,000 EU laws to decide which ones to keep after Brexit. More than 700 laws have been passed in Brussels in...

People Think The Queen's Outfit Was Sending Us A Secret Message About The EU

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK

The Queen is expected to remain apolitical at all times - and has been an absolute pro at this throughout her 64-year reign. But while delivering her ...

Queen's Speech 2017: 27 Bills Announced To Tackle Brexit And More

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has unveiled 27 Bills and draft bills in a Queen’s Speech that focuses heavily on the challenges of Brexit. The government has denied pr...

Changes In Our World - Brexit, Artificial Intelligence And A New Opportunity To Lead

David Stokes | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Tech
David Stokes

Whilst the full implications of last week's election in the UK are still not clear, one certainty that remains is that Britain and the European Union ...

The Right To Roam Across Our Own Continent Must Be Defended

Nick Trench | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics
Nick Trench

Most people's immediate thoughts, following last year's referendum, correctly focused on the situation of European citizens currently living in this country, as well as that of British citizens living in Europe. Now, however, attention has turned to the economy and jobs - exemplified by Labour's so-called 'jobs Brexit'.

UK Caves In On First Day Of Brexit Talks

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics

After almost a year of chest beating from both sides, the UK and EU finally sat down today to begin negotiations over Brexit - and Brussels drew first...

Brexit Talks Kicked Off With The UK And EU Giving Each Other Weirdly Similar Presents

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Politics

David Davis and his EU adversary Michel Barnier showed they had #moreincommon today when they presented each other with almost matching gifts. As the ...

What A Hung Parliament Means For Brexit

Alexandra Runswick | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Politics
Alexandra Runswick

We live in an age where power in UK politics is overwhelmingly held by the executive, and a Prime Minister that refuses to be open to scrutiny threatens to undermine our democratic processes. Democracy is not only about casting a vote in an election; without a written constitution to clearly define the rights of the people and limitations on the powers of government, it is increasingly challenging to effectively hold the UK government to account.

Will Conservative And DUP Negotiations Deliver Hard Brexit Or Soft Borders?

Professor Alex de Ruyter | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Alex de Ruyter

So for an agreement to be reached between the two parties something will have to give. Introduce a hard border and risk aggravating troubles in Northern Ireland or relax an approach to free movement which May has to date presented as 'the will of the people'.

Brexit Briefing: Have EU Stopped Laughing Yet?

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Politics

All you need to know from the world of Brexit this week. You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to your...

Michael Gove Under Pressure To Match EU Climate Change Targets After Brexit

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics

Newly-appointed environment secretary Michael Gove should make sure the UK matches EU climate change targets after Brexit, a Green MEP has said. Moll...

UK Can Stay In The EU If It Wants, Says German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics

The door is “open” to the United Kingdom staying inside the European Union, Germany’s finance minister has said. Wolfgang Schäuble said on Tues...

How The EU Referendum Was Hijacked

Richard Bird | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
Richard Bird

If that is not done, an exit of the UK from the EU and its subsequent consequences may be carried out without any democratic mandate or legal basis whatsoever. History may not treat that fiasco kindly.

'May Could Be Ousted By Her Own MPs If She Goes For Hard Brexit' - How The Election Changes EU Talks

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May could be forced out of office by her own party if she pushes for a hard Brexit, according to a pro-European think tank. The Centre for Eur...

Why Brexit Shouldn't Spell The End For International Collaboration

Jackie Brock | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Jackie Brock

Recently I was listening to a group of Remain voters discuss whether they would base their vote in the General Election on the promise of a second EU referendum. Most said 'no'. Their line was simply: the vote has been decided; we need to proceed and exit.

Neo-Nazis Are Threatening A Pride This Weekend. We Must Act

Steve Taylor | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK
Steve Taylor

Can you imagine a European capital city where the annual LGBTI Pride event was being threatened by neo-Nazi dunderheads and the city stood by and took...

General Election 2017: 17 Tweets That Prove Dating Apps Need A Political Filter

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Congratulations, you’ve only gone and matched with the hottest bloody person on the internet. But then they casually mention how wicked it is that ...

How Do The Disenfranchised Feel About Being Denied The Vote In The General Election?

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK

Millions of voters will head to the polls on Thursday to cast their vote in the General Election. For those fortunate enough to have their say on whi...