Europe referendum

More than warm words

Christabel Edwards  |  3 November 2016

Remain lost the referendum vote narrowly, but as Farage himself said before the results came in, why should a 52-48 margin be the end of the fight? It should not, and that is because the vote was about much more than Europe. For many voters, the European Union was a scapegoat for an economic situation that’s …

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Centre forward

Atul Hatwal and Gisela Stuart MP  |  2 November 2016

What does the centre-ground look like in a Brexit era? Gisela Stuart and Atul Hatwal survey the landscape.

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A long haul to Brexit and beyond

Stephen Beer  |  1 November 2016

The strong performance of the United Kingdom economy in the last quarter has little to do with the long term impact of Brexit. That depends on the kind of exit deal we get and the trade deals which replace European Union membership. The longer the government flails around on the issue, the more the uncertainty will …

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Listening to us all

Christabel Edwards  |  24 October 2016

There are many good reasons to continue opposing Brexit, I have written about some of them here. One that I, and many other Labour voters will feel particularly deeply, is the loss of our members of European parliament. For the most part they are incredibly hard working and diligent people, who like so many in …

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There is no mandate for hard Brexit

Christabel Cooper  |  18 October 2016

I remember the morning of 23 June very well. I remember leaving home to run a committee room in west London in a state of unhappy dread. I remember the rain starting and worrying about the effect on turnout. I also remember that the ballot paper I received in the polling station had nothing to …

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What future for the EMA?

Daniel Zeichner  |  14 October 2016

It is probably fair to say that few people were thinking about medicines regulation or drugs pricing when they cast their vote on 23 June – regardless of whether they voted to Leave or Remain. The infamous £350m for the National Health Service certainly influenced many, but the genuine consequence of leaving the European Union …

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‘We together’, not ‘them and us’

Seema Malhotra MP  |  6 October 2016

Theresa May’s speech yesterday, more than any other prime minister’s speech I can remember, simply beggars belief. She was able to look straight into the camera and give a speech that would just about be understandable if there was not such a chasm between the rhetoric and the reality of last six Tory years in office. …

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Brexit means what for immigration?

Thom Brooks  |  4 October 2016

Prime minister Theresa May gives little away on what Brexit means other than ‘Brexit’. This is no better than saying nothing at all – like ‘gobbledygook is gobbledygook’ – although immigration looked like one area we did know what Brexit means. Sort of. All leading Leave campaigners from Boris Johnson to Nigel Farage rallied around one common idea: that Britain …

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Labour must stand by the single market

Seb Dance MEP  |  22 September 2016

The Fabian Society’s ‘Facing the Unknown’ is the first collective attempt by those on the centre-left to respond to the causes and consequences of the European Union referendum. The need for a coherent voice from the Labour party is essential, as Brexit has so far been conceived and nurtured almost entirely by those on the rightwing …

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Brexit means Brexit

The Progressive  |  1 August 2016

Britain cannot avoid living with its consequences Journalists have taken great glee in reporting the views of people who voted to leave the European Union but now suffer from truckloads of buyers’ remorse. If we were still in the EU, you could even call it schadenfreude. It is not just the people who perhaps did …

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