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

‘Don’t let Brexit break your heart!’

1.6 million relationships have ended because of Brexit, according to a survey by online dating website ‘eharmony’. Relatives are rowing, friendships have broken but, saddest of all, some families might be split up. At Bath for Europe’s February Rally, Véronique Martin, born in France but living in Britain for over 30 years having married a … More ‘Don’t let Brexit break your heart!’

“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

Twittersphere twaddle

I spend far too long on Twitter and Facebook these days. Seeking out people who support Brexit in the hope of sowing a seed that may make them look differently at what it means. When you get deep into Brexit groups, however, you become aware there’s quite a machine pumping out false information which is … More Twittersphere twaddle