I urge Tory MPs to reject the Withdrawal Agreement and back a clean break today

As Chairman of Canterbury Conservative Association, I have been asked by local members to relay concerns about today’s vote on the Withdrawal Agreement, to Conservative MPs in particular. The public pays close attention to the Brexit debate in Parliament. Many know the Withdrawal Agreement has been overwhelmingly rejected – twice. It is unlikely that Leave … Read moreI urge Tory MPs to reject the Withdrawal Agreement and back a clean break today

Parental Leave: the transmission of Euroscepticism from parent to child

If your parents – and especially your mother – were Eurosceptics, you are more likely to share their views, finds Jennifer Hampton (Cardiff University). This suggests that the roots of Euroscepticism in Britain run deep and may be resistant to the effects of social change. Euroscepticism has become increasingly significant in shaping European public opinion … Read moreParental Leave: the transmission of Euroscepticism from parent to child

Why I’ve reluctantly concluded that MPs need to vote for Theresa May’s deal

As I mulled over writing what you are about to read while walking past the pro-Brexit demonstrators outside Parliament yesterday, I don’t mind admitting that my eyes welled up and I was overcome with emotion. I thought about the strength of feeling among those demonstrators – and indeed amongst the tens of thousands of loyal … Read moreWhy I’ve reluctantly concluded that MPs need to vote for Theresa May’s deal

As the March To Leave nears Westminster, join us and help stop the Brexit betrayal in its tracks

We have reached the penultimate day of our 14-day ‘March To Leave’ to stop the Brexit betrayal. Having started in Sunderland, we have already covered a distance of 250 miles and our spirits remain as strong as ever. The response we have received from the public has been absolutely fantastic. We have been overwhelmed by … Read moreAs the March To Leave nears Westminster, join us and help stop the Brexit betrayal in its tracks

Keep No Deal in play, but a Canada-style trade deal with the EU remains the best option

As we approach either 12th April or 22nd May 2019, it is worth recalling the chain of events which has led to where we are now. The 2016 referendum produced a 52% to 48% majority in favour of Leave which the Prime Minister’s Lancaster House speech in January 2017 proposed should be implemented by the … Read moreKeep No Deal in play, but a Canada-style trade deal with the EU remains the best option

WTO tariffs in a no-deal Brexit: what the impact would be

The government has announced it will cut many tariffs to zero in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Edgar Morgenroth (Dublin City University) explains why it is so keen to avert the economic blow that reverting to WTO tariffs would deal to the UK economy. It would be over four and a half times worse for … Read moreWTO tariffs in a no-deal Brexit: what the impact would be

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