Why ‘Brexit Day’ Is Not A Cause For Celebration

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Today, the British Prime Minister Theresa May officially gave notice to the European Union of Britain’s intent to leave, a widely expected but symbolic gesture to reaffirm the so-called will of the British people that was voiced in the referendum of 23rd June 2016. This moment has been hailed by fanatical Brexiteers as the beginning of independence, the start of a golden age in British history even, whilst those who so desperately desired a Continue reading “Why ‘Brexit Day’ Is Not A Cause For Celebration”

Article 50 Bill: Arguments Opposing EU Citizens Amendment

 

Last night, the British government suffered its first setback of the process to trigger Article 50 (the mechanism by which we formally give notice of our intention to leave the European Union). During the committee stage of the “Article 50 Bill” in the House of Lords, a majority (358 to 256) of peers backed an amendment calling on the government to unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU citizens living permanently in Continue reading “Article 50 Bill: Arguments Opposing EU Citizens Amendment”

Brexit Britain: We Need MORE European Immigration

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Throughout the referendum campaign, there was much hysteria whipped up surrounding the issue of European immigration to the United Kingdom and the affect this was having on public services and integration within communities. It is safe to say, however, that this is on point upon which I agree wholeheartedly with our disgraced former Prime Minister, Tony Blair. In a recent speech on the issue of Europe he claimed that we need European immigrants and in any case, it is non-European immigration that many of Continue reading “Brexit Britain: We Need MORE European Immigration”

Anti-Brexit Labour MPs

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Whilst it has been apparent for some time that the issue of Britain leaving the European Union is indeed a divisive one, it is a shame that elected representatives in Westminster still don’t seem to be able to do their jobs. After the second reading of the government’s Article 50 Bill, 52 Labour MPs voted against the government despite the fact that ‘Brexit’ is an issue that transcends party lines. This goes to the heart of a wider issue, namely that of Continue reading “Anti-Brexit Labour MPs”

Theresa May: An ‘Audience-Dependent’ Brexit

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Theresa May has long been seen as a ‘career politician’, whom is not necessarily a woman of principle but rather a politician of career advancement with her eyes on the top job. The evidence from her role as Home Secretary paints that picture easily enough, before we analyse anything she’s said or done as Prime Minister, for it was Theresa May that was compared to Nick Griffin in that famous Guardian headline back in 2015 after she

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