Bath for Europe are very excited to welcome back one of our most popular speakers, Molly Scott Cato. Those of us who still feel ourselves to be Europeans are the majority in this country, and a growing majority. How can we work together to keep in touch with our European friends? How can we make … More Online event with Molly Scott Cato: “Holding EU Close”, Tuesday 7 July, 6 – 7 pm
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?
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
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.
What is the European Project? If you use the term, you probably are either a fan or an enemy of this wonderful shorthand for greater European unity. As the UK grapples with the complexity of this decades long inter-governmental venture, the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution will be hosting a timely talk on the … More “The Future of the EU: Ever closer Union or just good friends?”, Professor Jeremy Clegg, 12th February, 7:30 pm, BRLSI, Queen Square, Bath
There is a large part of me so sick of what is going on in MY Country, that I just want to walk away. But I can’t. I recall that positive day after the referendum – and I mean 1975. The public’s majority feeling, for the first time for awhile, was that the UK had … More The only way forward is to vote again