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A Vote to Leave Is Just Running Away

Justin Huggler | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

In 1940, Churchill looked out on a Europe that lay at Hitler's feet, and vowed "We shall never surrender". But that's what a vote to leave is: in the end, exit is just running away.

Europe on the Steep Sand Dune of History

Charles Crawford | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Charles Crawford

The nervous Remain camp frames the issues in terms of pessimism. The emboldened Leave camp in turn emphasises optimism. Take back control! Don't listen to Project Fear! More trade, less Brussels! Fewer immigrants! Yes, leaving is risky - but we Brits like risks! Don't trust Dave!

What Does the European Union Mean for Our Environment?

Frontier | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK

You'll no doubt be aware that the U.K referendum on remaining in the European Union is near, June 23rd to be precise. While there's a lot of propaganda floating around for reasons to leave and stay, we're looking simply at facts about what would happen to our environment either way.

This Referendum Is About the Future of All Our Children Not the Careers of Dave or Boris

Ian Baxter | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

Feeling confused? With the EU referendum less than a month away, I'd hardly blame you after all the misinformation of the last few weeks. As a business person who isn't in politics but has been campaigning to keep Britain in the EU I've been shocked at just how much rubbish is being spoken in this debate.

Why Jeremy Corbyn Is Lying to Himself (and Us) About TTIP

Adam Hamdy | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

The second category of treaty is one where there is mixed competence. These treaties are negotiated by the EU, but are then sent to each of the member parliaments for ratification. Any one nation state can prevent a mixed competence treaty from being ratified, effectively exercising a veto and killing the treaty on the floor of its national parliament. The treaty is then dead EU-wide.

Voting to Leave the EU Is the Only Way to Regain Our Sovereignty and Democracy

James Cleverly | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
James Cleverly

The United Kingdom is the fifth biggest economy in the world, the eighth biggest manufacturer. Our universities, judicial system, culture, and our historic values of equality and human rights are the envy of the world. None of this is dependent on being in a Cold War-era trade bloc, and it certainly isn't dependent on the abdication of our decision-making to an undemocratic political union.

Cabinet Secretary Confirms Secret Brexit Plans

Adam Hamdy | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Last week I wrote an article alleging that Civil Service plans, which outline a safe, secure way for Britain to exit the EU, are circulating Whitehall...

Taking Control: The Concerns of Working People and the EU

Peter Taheri | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Politics
Peter Taheri

Let's ignore the lies and nonsense about Turkey and about there being a magic pot of money left over after Brexit; let's reject the scapegoating of those who boost our economy: let's vote decisively to Remain and let's consign the far-right of the Conservative Party and UKIP, the country's lunatic fringe, to the dustbin of history where they belong.

The UK and Europe: Friends With Benefits

Nikita Malik | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Politics
Nikita Malik

Why, therefore, would the UK not take up an opportunity to gain more freedom and greater flexibility in the manner in which it responds to its own security concerns? Exiting a political union does not equal to exiting long-established relationships of goodwill and cooperation. This relationship isn't working out for us, I'm afraid.

A Linguist's View on the EU Referendum

Matty Edwards | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

In the face of problems like the refugee crisis, Europe must return to these founding values. If countries adopt the egotistical mentality of the Leave camp, then the major humanitarian crisis of our time will never be solved.

Lacklustre Remain Campaign Gives Leave a Terrifying Legitimacy

Ed Owen | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Politics
Ed Owen

I'm voting remain, and I think anyone voting to leave is a moron (that's A MORON). The arguments to remain have been comprehensively won. Yet vote leave has significant, I would say terrifying, momentum. Why is this?

EU: In or Out? None of Us Have a Bloody Clue - But Let's Not Lose Friends Over It

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Politics
Laura Tenison MBE

Please let's stay friends on this - I know I've been teasing the leavers, but it's done in jest. I do love a good-natured vicious argument but I will be the first to kiss and make up once the vote is counted. May the best camp win. The subject is now closed.

Find Out How the Government Plans to Leave the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

This article is going to end with a request that you sign a petition. The petition asks the government to publish Civil Service plans that outline ho...

Brief But Beautiful: The Best Short-Breaks to Book Now

Annabelle Thorpe | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annabelle Thorpe

It's that time of year when the whole world feels as if its gearing up for a week away somewhere hot and sunny - but if you haven't got the time or the budget, don't despair. A short-break somewhere different can be just as reinvigorating, and at this time of year there's a huge variety of trips on offer - from the simplicity of a shepherd's hut to the swankiest of the swank; a break by private jet.

Don't Blame Young Voters for Not Bothering About the EU Referendum

Anand Menon | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anand Menon

Never before have so many had to decide on something they knew or cared so little about. The "London bubble" is obsessing about the EU referendum on June 23. Parts of Twitter I see are hyperventilating with excitement over designation, debates, purdah, net costs and benefits, and the like. But the majority of the country could not give a fig.

What the Government Isn't Telling Voters About its Plans to Leave the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Both sides of the EU referendum campaign are behaving as though it were a general election. They are campaigning hard, fighting tooth and nail and us...

Brits Don't Quit - We Engage, We Innovate, We Lead

David Seymour | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Seymour

True Love They say true love encompasses warts and all: you fall for the flaws and imperfections, the cracks, as much as the beauty, the artwork, the...

Let's Solve the EU Problem Once and for All

Adam Hamdy | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

If there is a Leave vote, there will be a period of uncertainty as Parliament tries to decipher exactly what a Leave vote means and how to deal with it. Whichever way Parliament tries to address the people's mandate, there will be loud cries of unfairness from all sides, and each cry of foul could slow down or derail whatever mechanism is used to give effect to the Leave vote.

How David Cameron Can Unite Britain on the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

What if I told you that we could leave the European Union with little risk to our economy? That we could regain control of our borders without any ri...

Rain Has 'Saved France'

Stephen Clarke | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK
Stephen Clarke

I was having a drink with a Socialist the other night (it's something that can easily happen in Paris), and naturally we got on to the subject of wate...

Why I Went Off-script at the EU Referendum Rally Today

Natalie Bennett | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Britain deserves a factual, broadly focused, debate featuring a wide range of voices: the voices of scientists and green campaigners, small business people and historians, pensioner advocates and youth activists, MEPs who can talk about the work they do and bureaucrats and campaigners who've worked in Brussels who can explain how the EU actually works. That's not what we've had up until now. But it isn't too late.

Why EU Membership Leads to a Discriminatory Immigration Policy

Adam Hamdy | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Over the weekend my piece on why the UK government turned away more than 2,700 non-EU nurses was widely circulated on Twitter and Facebook, but after ...

A Beacon for Equality - The Case to Remain in Europe for Disabled People

Emily Brothers | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Politics
Emily Brothers

Disability is integral to the EU's social and equality framework on non-discrimination. It is driven by the EU Disability Strategy, resulting in proposals for a European Accessibility Directive. This seeks to bring in common standards across the single market...

There's Nothing 'Radical' About Wanting to Stay in the EU

Ryan Browne | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Politics
Ryan Browne

The brutal political violence inflicted by the EU on Greece, and the inevitability of expanded globalisation and corrupt trade deals, show us that this dream is not one we can achieve by remaining in the EU. The only way we can truly send the EU a message will be by voting to leave it on the 23rd June.

Ten Reasons Why We Must Leave the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

When I recently told a colleague that I want the UK to leave the EU, she expressed considerable dismay that someone of my background - mixed-race, working class, comprehensive education - was lining up with far-right racists. Such a misguided view of the people who support Brexit does a disservice to the millions of Britons up and down the UK, who are now in a majority that understands why it is morally, politically and economically essential for Britain to leave the EU.