The £1.6 billion bribe.  Distribution is everything.

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.

Sir Ivan Rogers on Brexit, Monday 4th March, Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH, doors open at 7:30 pm for 8 pm start

Toppings & Company Booksellers are bringing noted former British civil servant Sir Ivan Rogers to Bath to talk about his new book – 9 Lessons in Brexit – which has been hailed as a “bombshell” by The Guardian. If you’ve watched the BBC’s revealing three-part documentary “Inside Europe: 10 Years of Turmoil” you will have … More Sir Ivan Rogers on Brexit, Monday 4th March, Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH, doors open at 7:30 pm for 8 pm start

Of Love and the EU

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

Three Lies in a Row

Three lies in a row. As we sleepwalk to the cliff-edge, Theresa May repeats her manufactured mantra: “We are taking control of our borders, our money and our laws.” All three claims are not true. Existing border regulations allow member nations to track and expel EU people who don’t pay their way after three months. … More Three Lies in a Row

“The Future of the EU: Ever closer Union or just good friends?”, Professor Jeremy Clegg, 12th February, 7:30 pm, BRLSI, Queen Square, Bath

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

South West politicians favour a People’s Vote 

As Brexit comes into sharper and sharper focus, Bath for Europe hosted a thought-provoking event on 30th November, bringing together four local politicians from across the political spectrum. The purpose of the event was to explain how we, the people, benefit from EU membership and separate Brexit myth from fact. All agree that Brexit would … More South West politicians favour a People’s Vote