There is a lot of pessimism among Remainers. Many think a no-deal exit from the transition period at the end of the year is almost inevitable. Social media is awash with such thoughts. “It’s an ERG government. No deal its only policy” (‘Vonpole’ on Twitter on 4th June) being just one example. Even the indefatigable … More The Brexit negotiations – risk of no-deal is high but might be overplayed
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
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
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
On 20th September, Bath for Europe’s special guest speaker, Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, gave a wide-ranging and eloquent talk to an audience of 200 people on the topic of Brexit. One of the leading Conservatives supporting a #PeoplesVote, Grieve believes that Brexit would be a colossal act of national self-harm. He gives an … More Video of Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP on Brexit: Clarity or Smoke and Mirrors?
Stuart Brown, an experienced EU trade negotiator, delivered a powerful testimony on doing trade deals at an event in Bradford-on-Avon recently that was put together by Chris Hoar. Here is a précis of his talk. Introduction There are facts and experiences. There are also experience-based predictions and opinions. This evening I’m here to talk about facts … More Objectively verifiable Brexit