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
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
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
Update: January 25th 2019. Since this piece was published some people have pointed out on Twitter that the 2016 referendum didn’t even have the highest number of voters, let alone the highest turnout. This is true. In the 1992 general election 33,614,074 people voted; in the 2016 referendum it was 33,577,342. Thus 36,732 more people … More Was the 2016 referendum really ‘the biggest democratic exercise in this country’s history’?
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
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