European Union

We will not be bounced

Paul Williams MP and Phil Wilson MP  |  20 November 2017

An arbitrary leaving date risks a triple whammy for the north-east: loss of trade, loss of people who do vital jobs and a contracting economy, believe Paul Williams and Phil Wilson As new Brexit evidence emerges, we have to be honest with our electorate – however difficult that might be for us or for them. …

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The Last Word: A stasis caused by division

Robert Philpot  |  3 November 2017

British politics remains suspended in animation: Leave voters sticking with the Tories, while Remain voters cling to Labour in the hope that the party will provide a lifeboat for a soft Brexit, writes Last Word columnist Robert Philpot If the most remarkable political event of the first six months of the year was Theresa May’s …

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Step back from the Brexit abyss

Seb Dance MEP  |  26 October 2017

The economic wasteland of a no-deal Brexit awaits us should the government continue to refuse to engage with our European partners on good terms, writes Seb Dance MEP The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development issued a report last week which said that the United Kingdom economy would receive a significant boost if the Brexit process was reversed. …

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A radical waste of time

Conor Pope  |  18 October 2017

Progress deputy editor Conor Pope calls on pro-Europeans that want an internationalist Britain to join the Labour party – not another non-party that will amount to nothing Another day, another new Twitter account claiming to be a political movement. James Chapman, former Daily Mail political editor and adviser to David Davis as secretary of state …

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Time for parliament to take back control

Chris Leslie MP  |  17 October 2017

The nightmare of a no-deal Brexit is becoming a reality. It’s vital that pro-Europeans of all parties join forces to stop ministers driving Britain over the cliff, argues Chris Leslie MP In Florence, Theresa May outlined her view for how Britain should transition away from European Union membership. Taken at her word, the prime minister …

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Healing the divides

Joe Jervis and Stephen Kinnock MP  |  4 October 2017

Labour’s next big social democratic project must be to unite our fractured nation Britain has so much going for it – economically, democratically and culturally. Yet as a country we find ourselves more divided and polarised than at any time since the second world war. Young versus old, graduate versus non-graduate, city versus town – these …

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A new European party will fail

Caroline Flint MP  |  26 September 2017

The creation of a new centre party is no alternative to Labour winning back the centre-ground, says Caroline Flint  Like Blu-rays and Segways, a new centre party is an over-hyped idea, destined to promise much and deliver little. The liberal-minded press would love it. They have been in a tiswas as the United Kingdom’s political moorings have …

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Strong, united and progressive

Mary Creagh MP  |  26 September 2017

A united Labour party, working with other willing MPs, is the only feasible option for stopping a hard Brexit, writes Mary Creagh   Like David Cameron before her, when it comes to the European Union, Theresa May is putting her own career ahead of the national interest. She is doing everything she can to appease a few …

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Protecting advertising after Brexit

Seema Malhotra MP  |  26 September 2017

Government must ensure that Britain secures a Brexit deal that does not endanger its position as a world leader in advertising, argues Seema Malhotra MP Britain’s advertising industry is a world leader and supports over one million jobs in the United Kingdom – last year £21bn in advertising spend resulted in an estimated contribution of …

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A radical new state

Anthony Painter  |  24 September 2017

For an ideology grounded in modernity, New Labour now feels very behind the times – and so do Labour’s moderates. So what comes next, asks Anthony Painter   As New Labour headed towards a decade in power, the world of mid-2007 looked remarkably similar to the world of 1997. In many ways, that is a marker …

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