Tag : europe

App-only Start-up Banks – A Threat To Traditional Banking?

6 months ago / 0 comments

Now that nearly everything can be done via an app on our phones, such as seeing a GP or getting a flight boarding pass, it’s not surprising that banking has also followed suit, with many app-only banks appearing in recent years as an alternative to traditional banking, such as Monzo … Read More

Bayeux Tapest-oui

8 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

Leeds Capital of Culture Bid Under Threat

10 months 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

Why I think Brexit is terrifying

1 year 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

Brexit: the aftermath

2 years ago / 0 comments

This week, Theresa May confirmed that there would be no turning back with invoking the Lisbon Treaty. After June’s referendum result, the UK is set to leave the EU, a first in the organisation’s history. The young population will undoubtedly be the ones experiencing the effects of the referendum result … Read More

“The solution is choosing to stay in Europe and seek reform from there onwards”

2 years ago / 1 comments

The pressing question on the political landscape in Britain today is, without doubt, that of Europe. The trouble is there’s no easy answer to this question. But with that being said, it is clear that Britain is better off staying in the European Union. A victory for the ‘stay’ campaign … Read More

EU Referendum: should we stay or should we go?

3 years ago / 0 comments

In the student bubble, it is easy to hear the Euro arguments without engaging with them. But we all know that these are real issues that will impact our lives both as students and UK citizens. There are actually several ways that the Referendum decision on 23rd June could bring … Read More

Multiple casualties in Brussels terror attacks

3 years ago / 0 comments

A number of explosions have rocked Belgium this morning, with twin blasts at Brussels airport and another at Maelbeek metro station close to the EU buildings an hour later. Although the government has yet to confirm the number of casualties, at least 27 people are said to have died, 13 … Read More

Calais: Why the Refugee Crisis is Here to Stay

3 years ago / 0 comments

With reports reaching us daily regarding Syria’s worsening civil unrest and the resulting humanitarian aid crisis, it is not surprising that the focus of western media is centred around those civilians who are unfortunate enough to have been left still suffering in Syria itself. There are however, over a million … Read More

The rise of Spain’s final hope

4 years ago / 0 comments

Something is lurking in Spain. The situation in Europe’s fifth largest economy has been bleak ever since its property bubble burst in 2008, causing a sharp contraction in Spain’s markets and a financial crisis that is still dragging on seven years later. Unemployment sits at around a fifth, with youth … Read More