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14 March
2019

Majority of voters now want to remain in the European Union

Majority of voters now want to remain in the European Union

Whatever the British people thought a thousand or so days ago when they voted in the EU referendum, there is no question that a significant proportion of them have reconsidered now that dream politics has collided so spectacularly with realpolitik. We are, however, expected to believe that in these turbulent seas we are now navigating […]

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06 March
2019

Most vulnerable regions will be hit hardest by a no-deal Brexit

Most vulnerable regions will be hit hardest by a no-deal Brexit

A meaningful vote on whether to rule out a no-deal Brexit could take place as late as March 12, fewer than three weeks before the UK is due to leave the EU, with or without a deal – and the clock is ticking down. Parliament needs to avoid a hard Brexit to protect industry and […]

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27 February
2019

‘Let us tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world’

‘Let us tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world’

‘Before I say a word, I am its master. After I say it, I am its slave.’ I often think of those words, attributed to the 11th century Spanish Rabbi, Solomon Gabirol, when I stand up to address an audience such as you today, or when I give an interview to a newspaper, magazine or make a […]

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21 February
2019

Brexit breaking point

Brexit breaking point

Nigel Farage notoriously stood in front of a poster that purported to show a seemingly endless queue of foreign nationals waiting to enter the United Kingdom. The emotive words emblazoned across the top were “breaking point.” Almost three years after the EU referendum result, it is hard not to feel that we are indeed at […]

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28 January
2019

More in sorrow than in anger: how the German press reports on Brexit

More in sorrow than in anger: how the German press reports on Brexit

When David Davis claimed that the Brexit negotiations would be the easiest in history, he probably based his assumption on a notion that many Brexiteers seem to share: German industry, so the reasoning went, would not raise any objections to the UK leaving the EU and not having to pay into its coffers or be […]

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