Government’s Settled Status programme failing EU citizens

First, a big thank you to Bath for Europe for inviting me to be a guest blogger. I’m Véronique Martin, a French Bathonian of 30 years, the co-editor of the not-for-profit book In Limbo: Brexit testimonies from EU citizens in the UK and the associate director of the In Limbo Project. The In Limbo Project … More Government’s Settled Status programme failing EU citizens

The Brexit negotiations – risk of no-deal is high but might be overplayed

There is a lot of pessimism among Remainers. Many think a no-deal exit from the transition period at the end of the year is almost inevitable. Social media is awash with such thoughts. “It’s an ERG government. No deal its only policy” (‘Vonpole’ on Twitter on 4th June) being just one example. Even the indefatigable … More The Brexit negotiations – risk of no-deal is high but might be overplayed

We Remain Relevant

As I self-isolate this Bank Holiday weekend, I feel united with millions across the land. We are all transfixed by Dominic Cummings’s brazen flaunting of the lockdown rules he was instrumental in formulating. His transgressions feel like a vicious slap in the face to everyone who has been navigating mixed messages from the hypocritical Government, … More We Remain Relevant

Towards a hard Brexit? The negotiations and possible outcomes

That the UK is heading towards a hard Brexit is widely recognised. But the term ‘hard Brexit’ is bandied around loosely meaning anything from a comprehensive deal but outside the single market to leaving with no deal. So what might the future relationship between the UK and EU look like? Where are we heading with … More Towards a hard Brexit? The negotiations and possible outcomes

Brexit transition and the coronavirus crisis – what hope reason will prevail?

In February the coronavirus was just beginning to affect Europe. I guess many of us thought it would come and go like other viruses in recent history and would certainly not affect the Brexit negotiations. The big issue was the extent to which Boris Johnson was serious about no-deal if the EU didn’t back down … More Brexit transition and the coronavirus crisis – what hope reason will prevail?

Embarking on a journey across Europe – meeting refugees in Calais

By Mary Allan. Like many people who felt European and believed in the EU as the best option for our times, I was devastated at the result of the 2016 referendum. However, the unfolding of the politics over the next 3 years proved even more mind-bendingly awful and coupled with being made redundant at the … More Embarking on a journey across Europe – meeting refugees in Calais