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Instead of Taking Flight From the EU, We Should Stay and Work Even Harder to Reform and Improve What It Does

Evelyn Robert de Rothschild | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Politics
Evelyn Robert de Rothschild

In these final days before the most important referendum in Britain's history, what should we scrutinise? To my mind, some of this time would be well ...

Madrid: A European Gem for Students

Annina Claesson | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

Madrid has it all, but it never forgets to show its visitors a friendly face, no matter the size of their wallets. If you're hungering for a city that actually sees some sunlight every once in a while, or if you're looking for stops on your cross-continental summer rampage, or if you're feeling a a bit priced out of Barcelona, or for any other reason, really, come here and you will find Madrid welcoming you with open arms.

The Opportunism of Nigel Farage Stinks

Johnny Mercer | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Politics
Johnny Mercer

This issue will affect all of us in this proud nation of ours, and millions of people around the world are watching to see what we do. The dizzying array of sums of money passing between the British and EU economy - in both directions it would seem - have left me rather confused. The claims and counter-claims of immigration have left me uncomfortable. Here's the truth. Immigration will continue to be a challenge, whether we remain or stay in the EU. In a more mobile, better connected world, the migration of human beings in - both directions - is only going to increase.

A Union of Pride: The Case for LGBT People to Remain in Europe

Emily Brothers | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Politics
Emily Brothers

Although some countries have legislated against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in goods and services, this isn't universal across member's states. That's why it is important for UK influence to remain at the heart of the single market, to facilitate further anti-discrimination measures. It makes no sense for LGBT people to have protection at home, but subject to discrimination elsewhere in the single market. Retreating with a Brexit vote isn't going to change that unsatisfactory position.

Hey, Vice, I'm Not a Racist Nan - I Just Believe in Individual Liberty

Imogen Groome | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

I'm not entirely sure if Vice are winding us up or not. Regardless, though, I'm grateful the post is up. Because this just proves that the only response the Remain campaign seem to have for our optimistic vision of Britain is ignorant stereotyping and vicious personal insult. Doesn't bode well, does it?

EU: How to Decide?

Anand Menon | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Politics
Anand Menon

Facts matter in this referendum. Yet politics has always been about feelings and emotion as much as statistics and experience. Why else, for instance, would anti-immigrant sentiment often be highest in those areas with the lowest number of migrants and fly in the face of most, if not all, of the expert studies that have looked at the economic impact of immigration?

A Vote for Leave Is Not a Vote for Democracy

Matty Edwards | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

The EU may not be perfect, but it is by no means as undemocratic and dominated by the commission as Leave campaigners argue. Voting to leave the EU is not a vote for democracy, because just like the EU, the UK political system is certainly not completely democratic.

Northern Ireland's Bite Is As Formidable As Their Bark

Vince Raison | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Sport
Vince Raison

Northern Ireland's hopes aren't pinned on brilliant mavericks, no matter how much fun they are. They're built on everyone doing their bit for the team, like honeybees, working for their queen. But honeybees in a 4-4-2 formation playing a strong pressing game.

Why Wales Could Be On Cloud Nine This Summer

Vince Raison | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Sport
Vince Raison

The Welsh are a proud bunch. Proud of their beautiful country, proud of their history and culture, proud of having a ruddy great dragon on their flag. But right now they are very proud of their superb football team. And it's not even their favourite sport. That's just taking the Mick...

Scotland's Plans For Summer (Not Including Football)

Vince Raison | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Sport
Vince Raison

There's a misconception going round that Scots will be sitting at home quietly fuming right now. After all, they're the ones with the empty calendar this summer. But nothing could be further from the truth...

Brexit and the Myth of Taking Back Control

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

Shakespeare wrote in Julius Caesar: "There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage o...

Apprentice Cameron Summons 'Master of Lies', Darth Juncker

Adam Hamdy | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I wasn't sure how to approach the news that 'Master of Lies' Jean-Claude Juncker has been drafted in by David 'Scourge of Pensioners' Cameron to make a major intervention in the referendum campaign next week. Why would the Prime Minister call in his boss, the President of the European Commission, a man with a less than exemplary reputation?

Should the United Kingdom Remain a Member of the European Union?

Matthew Beevor | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Beevor

"Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?" That is the question that British voters will be asked in one week's time. I overwh...

If We Leave Europe, It Will Be Young People Who Suffer the Most

Jack Colyer | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Colyer

The fact is, I need the EU to keep my government in check, I need the EU to control the financial sector that is tearing Britain into unequal chunks of extreme wealth and poverty, but most of all, I need the EU so the British government does not continue to benefit for my generations political apathy, implementing laws that take advantage of our alienation.

EU Referendum: Fisheries and Farming Policies Will Remain Under Democratic Control If We Stay 'In'

Natalie Bennett | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

They're better off in the EU, as we're better off with stronger policies for sustainable agriculture and fisheries to secure our future food supply that come from being part of the EU where these industries are a central part of political concerns.

What Every Remain Voter Should Know Before June 23rd

Adam Hamdy | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

If you're planning to vote remain, please take a moment to read this article. It may help you reconsider the most important political decision of your life. Most people I've spoken to say they're planning to vote leave, but of the few who say they'll vote remain, these have been the most common reasons...

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.