For decades I went along with the anti-European rhetoric disseminated by the populist press and Europhobe politicians. It was a given, part of our national narrative, and in a fuzzy way, I was happy to subscribe to the notion that we Brits are in some way better and more honourable than our European neighbours. I … More Europhobe to Europhile – A Journey
The result of the June 2016 referendum was unsafe at the time and is even more unsafe today. The adverse impact on the country of leaving the EU is going to be enormous. It is madness for the country to continue in its current direction unless we can be certain that that is what the … More We need a Confirmatory Referendum, and we need it now
Text of speech given at Pulse of Europe, Bath, 7th January 2018 Friends of Bath, Friends of Europe, Happy New Year! Thank you very much for organizing this event today. It is a pleasure to be here with you. A special thanks to Alison Born for the invitation to speak and her relentless efforts to tell … More Brexit would rob the UK of its key role in climate diplomacy
It was interesting to see on Peston on Sunday on 19th November the graph above which showed a clear correlation between voting Leave and economically deprived areas. The discussion then went on to suggest that people in these areas were voting Leave to improve their life. The status quo was not helping them so this was … More The wrong problem?
I watched with incredulity as the referendum results of 2016 became clear. At that time, I was one of many young British people already living outside of the UK and I was busy planning my future in Spain. After a series of unfortunate events, it was the country that I had chosen to relocate to … More I feel robbed of my future
This blog is based on the speech given by one of Bath for Europe’s supporters at our Pulse of Europe event in Bath on 5th November. We have heard many arguments for staying in the EU – mainly the economic benefits of the common market. Today I want to touch on some other benefits that … More A divorce from the EU would make us weaker