During the referendum campaign leading up to June 2016 (…is it really almost three years ago?), I was firmly convinced that remaining was a sensible idea. The two key areas for me were that I believe trade is, in general terms, an aid to a good economy and that promotion of ‘good causes’ related to … More Exposing the far-right narrative behind Brexit
I was never really sure if the EU was very relevant to me as a working woman. I saw it mostly as a rich man’s club for businesses to pass money around. When I lost my job under circumstances I cannot go into here, there was no recourse for those of us who were made … More Why I’m standing against Brexit
“Let’s get it done,” Theresa May said about her Brexit deal on March 8th, just days before it was soundly defeated by MPs on 12th March. I’m sure many people wish the European question and Brexit would go away. I certainly do. So much time and energy are being wasted on Brexit when there are … More “Let’s get it done,” says Theresa May, but Brexit difficulties have only just begun, according to Sir Ivan Rogers in a talk in Bath
Theresa May announced this week that £1.6 billion will be spent post-Brexit to help ‘boost economic growth’ in poorer towns. Within hours it was being called a ‘bribe’ as the recipient towns all predominantly voted Leave. These are precisely the MPs that she needs to keep on-side as we approach another round of crucial voting … More The £1.6 billion bribe. Distribution is everything.
As we grow ever closer to the Brexit endgame, I feel compelled to put my thoughts into writing. I want to share my personal journey through Brexit. It’s been tumultuous but I’m driven to fight on against this terrible loss, one of the greatest I may ever experience. First, some back story. I was born in Belgium … More My Journey through Brexit
This is the text of the speech delivered by Véronique Martin at the Bath for Europe monthly rally on Sunday 3rd February 2019. Hello everybody! I am Véronique Martin, I am French, a Bathonian and a European. I am also the co-editor of the book In Limbo: Brexit testimonies from EU citizens in the UK and … More Of Love and the EU