The slogan of the 1997 General Election was “Education, education, education”. The equivalent for the EU referendum was ‘Immigration, immigration, immigration’. As with most Europhobic vernacular, what was problematic about immigration was anything you liked, race, jobs, security, housing, public services etc. It became a sub-text of the […]
As if things couldn’t get more chaotic in British politics, it seems that the ongoing issue regarding Northern Ireland’s First Minister, Arlene Foster, position has escalated tonight after Sinn Féin’s deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness has stepped down in what he has stated as a protest at the […]
“The leaders are showing a lot of courage, a lot of will. It’s going to be difficult but it’s possible. “We are now in the final moment.” That was a quote from Espen Barth Eide, senior United Nations envoy, with regards to the recommencement of talks between Greek […]
Europa United editor, Adam Snygg, discusses how the aristocracy across Europe have dealt with change throughout the ages and how some, surprisingly, seem to be able to cope. Constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe is rule rather than exception and there is a sprinkling of royalty in Southern Europe […]
“I am a candidate for the Presidency of the European Parliament” That was a tweet yesterday from Guy Verhofstadt, the former Belgian Prime Minister who after spending over a decade in the European Parliament, has decided to run for the presidency of the European Parliament once Martin Schulz […]
There are many threads to the Brexit stratagem but two which are intimately entwined are the notions of an ‘elite’ and of ‘experts’. Both groups were criticised and laughed at by the Brexit camp; some Remain campaigners were dismissed for being elitist and therefore opposed to the populist […]
‘Scotland’s Place in Europe’ Conciliatory or a push for independence and EU membership as a nation state?
Nicola Sturgeon called for a fundamental shift in the devolution settlement when she set out the Scottish government’s proposals for keeping Scotland in the European single market. In what would appear to be a return to a harder line on Scottish independence, she described a second referendum as ‘highly […]