Tag : Brexit

A Brexiteer’s Look At The Arithmetic of May’s Deal

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As an ardent supporter of Brexit, it is important to me that this country leaves the European Union. However, I am not naïve. I recognize the need for a deal with the EU in order to provide the much-needed stability that businesses require to invest and flourish in the UK. … Read More

Deceit. Betrayal. Sabotage.

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Deceit, Betrayal, and Sabotage: These are just some of the words which sprung to my mind when the Prime Minister announced her shambolic Brexit deal. After more than two years of negotiations, the self-proclaimed “bloody difficult woman” brought back a deal which effectively kept Britain in the EU all but … Read More

I Can’t Help But Respect Theresa May

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I will openly admit it: I respect Theresa May. While one could produce an extensive list of her character flaws, the last two weeks have shown our beleaguered prime minister to be indefatigable, resilient and tenacious. By most peoples’ reckoning, the Prime Minister suffered two days of hell after unveiling … Read More

May’s Brexit Deal: What Does it Mean for Students?

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Brexit will affect almost every aspect of life in the UK, from air travel to food safety laws, and students will certainly not be exempt from this change.  One of the biggest impacts to students will be the changes to how UK students can study in the EU and European … Read More

Forget Boris, Gove, or Hunt: Larry Should Be The Next Prime Minister

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Given the difficulties, current Prime Minister Theresa May is having getting her Brexit bill through Parliament and a failed coup led by Jacob Rees-Mogg, talk of her successor is more rampant than ever. However, rumours are circulating that one contender for Britain’s Brexit negotiator has been left out in the cold. … Read More

UK Business Leaders Call For Second Vote on Brexit

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Over 70 UK senior executives and business leaders have signed a letter calling for a second vote on Brexit. Signatories include James Daunt, the chief executive of Waterstones and Sir Mike Rake, former chair of BT Group. The letter was published by the Sunday Times last week and argues that … Read More

British Academics Fear for Losses to Science Funding Following Brexit

1 month ago / 0 comments

Since 2014, the UK has received  €4.6bn from the EU’s Horizon 2020 science programme.   A large portion of this money has come from research programmes exclusive to EU member states,  including the European Research Council (€1.29bn), Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (€700m), and SME Instrument Grants (€140m).  Since 2007, the UK … Read More

Budget 2018: What Does it Mean for Students?

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This week has seen the beginning of sub-zero temperatures, ice-covered streets and Arctic winds battering Leeds students. If that wasn’t chilly enough, the government have revealed their budget for the year, mapping out how they plan spend the nation’s money. Wow. You are going to want to watch and share … Read More

Leeds Students Take to London’s Streets to Campaign for a People’s Vote

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On the 20th of October, Leeds students boarded coaches at 6am to head down to London. A sea of people greeted us as we exited the coaches at Hyde Park tube station, the point from which the March would soon depart. Amidst this sea, EU flags, banners, homemade signs and … Read More

Imperial College London Plans Dual-Nationality Partnership Post-Brexit

2 months ago / 0 comments

Imperial College London has signed a flagship partnership with the Technical University of Munich, according to the BBC. UK universities are worried about the impact Brexit might have on their ability to receive research funding from the EU. In fact, the top four EU research funding recipients are in the … Read More