Podcast: What made Vote Leave so successful? – Part 2

This week I spoke to Oliver Lewis the former Research Director of Vote Leave. He explains how he helped set up Business for Britain, the forerunner of Vote Leave, which filled the gap in the Eurosceptic market, making the business case for leaving the UK. He also revealed how using a strategy used by the … Read morePodcast: What made Vote Leave so successful? – Part 2

I’m a Brexit-backing Liberal who rejects the remote politicians’ project that is the EU

Liberal Brexiteers? Yes, we do exist! While the Lib Dem leadership may be fanatical supporters of the EU, they do not speak for all Liberals. According to YouGov, 32% of Lib Dem supporters voted for Brexit; then there was the “Liberal Leave” campaign run by Lib Dems, and the pro-Brexit Liberal Party; finally there are … Read moreI’m a Brexit-backing Liberal who rejects the remote politicians’ project that is the EU

Why Ireland’s resolve must hold

For Ireland, the EU and the UK, Brexit is uncharted territory. Therefore, Ireland’s resolve over the EU Withdrawal Agreement must hold, writes Brigid Laffan (EUI). She argues that keeping the backstop in the deal is at the core of the country’s national interest. Ireland is a small state with no illusions concerning the limits of its power and influence … Read moreWhy Ireland’s resolve must hold

The European Commission’s messaging about the Irish border is both illogical and contradictory

I read the news with increasing incredulity. After Michel Barnier’s spokesman told us that in the event of no deal there would have to be a hard border (How? 275 manned border posts? Expecting people to accept the blocking off of all but a few crossing points?), Barnier himself was forced to admit: “We will … Read moreThe European Commission’s messaging about the Irish border is both illogical and contradictory

Donald Tusk not only unfairly attacked Brexiteers yesterday, but reminded us the EU is anti-democratic

What an extraordinary day it was in Brussels yesterday. Leading most of the papers today are the incendiary remarks made by European Council President Donald Tusk yesterday at a press conference alongside Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. At the end of a relatively short statement, Tusk opined: “By the way, I’ve been wondering what that special … Read moreDonald Tusk not only unfairly attacked Brexiteers yesterday, but reminded us the EU is anti-democratic

Designs for a better future – is immigration the key to preserving the UK’s post-Brexit architecture sector?

The Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) have published a recent study outlining that the end of free movement post-Brexit could potentially jeopardise the UK’s £4.8 billion architecture sector as nearly half of EU architects have considered leaving.  However recent changes have been set in motion to help mitigate this by helping to attract new … Read moreDesigns for a better future – is immigration the key to preserving the UK’s post-Brexit architecture sector?

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