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 … 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
I’m still angry, angrier with every day that goes by with the reasons for where we are, the madness of it all and the damage it will wreak on me, my family and the generations to come. I work for a multinational company, selling its wares to Europe and 40 other countries around the world. … More Why Brexit would be so damaging – do the maths!
A number of our group spend considerable time on the streets of Bath, leafleting commuters and passers-by or speaking to people at our street stall. More often than not, our experiences are positive. We’ve had people thank us, even hug us, and have thought-provoking, enlightening conversations with us. Only a minority of encounters turn nasty. Such … More Dear Mr Angry-Brexiter-in-the-Street
No, that doesn’t mean dropping the issue. Far from it. But let’s not use that made-up, nonsensical, toxic word. Rather, it is time to have a grown-up conversation about the UK’s position within the EU. In fact, while we are at it, let’s drop the acronyms and abbreviations altogether. Let’s call things by their full … More Let’s stop talking about Brexit
Although now retired, my background is in manufacturing industry and I have been involved in exporting very high added value machines all over the world. I was also a member, for six years, of the joint FCO/DTI – as it was then – British Trade International – now UKTI – responsible for Government promotion of … More Foreign trade requires political honesty