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#Poland: ECR must speak up for the rule of law in Poland and sanction PiS

#Poland: ECR must speak up for the rule of law in Poland and sanction PiS

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Party for Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) have failed to condemn the introduction of draconian laws removing judicial independence in Poland. The changes were introduced by the ECR’s Polish member party PiS (Law and Justice); the ECR’s second largest member. The group has long hosted those with far-right views, is it time for the ECR and […]

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Europe’s #Brexit envy

Europe’s #Brexit envy

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain’s intention to leave the European Union – Brexit – will greatly affect the rest of the world. It’s not confined to the effect it will have on the British economy, even if that is likely to be major, nor on the adjustments the remaining 27 EU states must make, writes John Lloyd. There’s more […]

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Round two of #Brexit negotiations begins

Round two of #Brexit negotiations begins

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (17 July) Brexit negotiators will start to get their teeth into the substance of the discussions, in particular citizens’ rights, writes Catherine Feore The first round of Article 50 negotiations between the UK and the European Commission took place on 19 June. It was agreed to create working groups on citizens’ rights, the financial […]

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#Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn goes to Brussels

#Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn goes to Brussels

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

It may have been the early start, or maybe it was the absence of a large group of young people singing ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn’ to the tune of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, but the Labour team looked rather gloomy on their arrival at the Berlaymont building, writes Catherine Feore. Jeremy Corbyn, accompanied by […]

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UK government could fall apart ‘like a chocolate orange’ in the face of Brexit challenge

UK government could fall apart ‘like a chocolate orange’ in the face of Brexit challenge

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Without further resources Brexit could result in government falling “apart like a chocolate orange”, says Sir Amyas Morse. Morse, the UK’s Comptroller and Auditor General, is the chief official in the National Audit Office (NAO), has previously warned about the scale of the Brexit challenge, writes Catherine Feore. Morse’s comments come after the publication of a report […]

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#Brexit: Legal challenge claims that Conservative-DUP deal breaks Good Friday Agreement

#Brexit: Legal challenge claims that Conservative-DUP deal breaks Good Friday Agreement

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ciaran McClean, a mental health worker and Green Party candidate in the recent UK general election for West Tyrone is challenging what he describes as “this unlawful action by our Government (UK) in buying the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) votes to keep it in power, a move that is in direct violation of its rigorous […]

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#UK: Now is the summer of Britain’s discontent

#UK: Now is the summer of Britain’s discontent

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Demonstrators and police officers at a ‘Day of Rage’ protest after London’s Grenfell Tower fire, 21 June, 2017. REUTERS/Marko Djurica The BBC news at 7h this past Tuesday morning (4 July) had eight stories – each redolent of the despair which grips British public life, writes John Lloyd. An opener was the global threat posed […]

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