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“To vote or not to vote?”

11 months ago / 0 comments

It was, ironically, the now Brexit secretary David Davis who said that ‘ a democracy which cannot change its mind ceases to be a democracy, a line now frequently quoted by advocates of having a second referendum on membership of the European Union. Nevertheless, such people are quickly forgetting any … Read More

New Year, Same Trump: Will 2018 see the US President’s Problems with the EU Reach a Nasty Conclusion?

11 months ago / 0 comments

Brexit is not the only issue on the plate of officials in Brussels at the moment, as Donald Trump called out the EU over unfair treatment of US exporters just last week. In a characteristically vague style, the US president told ITV in a recent broadcast that the problems he … Read More

Bitcoin: Over-emphasised Or Over-Criticised?

12 months ago / 0 comments

The dizzying heights of bitcoin’s mid-December valuation in 2017 at $17,900 per coin has proven impossible to maintain, slipping down to a figure below $14,000 within the space of a week. Just this month, the most prominent of cryptocurrencies dropped to almost half of its peak value, slumping to a … Read More

Bayeux Tapest-oui

12 months ago / 0 comments

The Victorian historian Edward Freeman wrote that ‘history is past politics and politics present history’. Last week’s decision by Emanuel Macron to give Britain the Bayeux tapestry for the first time in its near 900 year history demonstrates he was correct in the most literal sense, with one of the … Read More

The Single Market and the UK: A Little Bit of Heaven, A Little Bit of Hell

1 year ago / 0 comments

At the 11th hour of Brexit talks between Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday 4th December, a veto mightier than the likes of what Johnson, Gove or Rees-Mogg could ever have dreamt of wielding was cast by ten Northern Irish MPs. The Democratic Unionist leader, Arlene ... Read More

Leeds Capital of Culture Bid Under Threat

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds’ bid to be European Capital of Culture looks to be in tatters after the European Commission told the UK government that a British city will not be allowed to host, following the Brexit vote. Cities across the UK, including Leeds, Belfast, Dundee, Milton Keynes and Nottingham, submitted their bids … Read More

In the running?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Pundits, MPs and even his cabinet colleagues all seem to have reacted sharply to the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s recent Telegraph article setting out his vision for a ‘bold thriving Britain’ after Brexit. After the furore surrounding the article, I felt somewhat underwhelmed by it. Nothing appeared particularly controversial or … Read More

Why I think Brexit is terrifying

2 years ago / 0 comments

In the future, I imagine, historians will spend long hours and thousands of pages debating the exact events leading up to and following the 23rd of June 2016, so let me set something down for the record. The only reason we’re in this mess is David Cameron’s incompetence and colossal … Read More

The end of Erasmus?

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Government has refused to comment on the possibility of future students not being able to take part in the European Union student exchange programme following Brexit.  Following a repeated refusal to comment on the future of students being able to take part in the Erasmus+ study programme, there are … Read More

Brexit could save Yorkshire steel

2 years ago / 0 comments

University of Leeds report suggests Brexit could be a game changer for the faltering industry. A report conducted by the Leeds University’s Business School suggests Britain’s departure from the EU could save Yorkshire’s struggling steel industry provided the government adopts a number of new policies.  The findings provide hope for … Read More