Since the victory cries of the #TakeBackControl campaign, our nation as been wrestling with an explanation for this most unexpected turn of events. We have seen a range of competing explanations being offered in order to attempt to explain the outcome which surprised the world. Among the plethora of suggestions I have heard, the most […]
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Dear President Tusk, On 23 June last year, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. As I have said before, that decision was no rejection of the values we share as fellow Europeans. Nor was it an attempt to do harm to the European Union or any of the remaining […]
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Parliament has tonight voted resoundingly in favour of triggering Article 50(2) of the Lisbon Treaty which would grant the government the authority and the mandate to begin the formal process of our departure of the European Union. MPs voted in favour of passing the motion by a majority of 384, which was also backed by the Labour […]
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The leave campaign won the referendum through an ability to rally around a core message – Take Back Control. This stood in contrast to the vague and muddled narrative of the Remain campaign that would not extol the virtues of the EU but rather argued for continued membership as the least bad option. The message […]
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The campaign before the referendum on June 23rd was – as almost every election or referendum is – smeared with exaggeration, soundbites, the twisting of truths, emotion and scare-mongering, on both sides. It was always inevitable then, that the winning side would face accusations of foul-play and that the outcome is therefore illegitimate. If I’m honest, […]
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There is a general consensus amongst pessimistic Remainers that a vote to Leave the EU was a vote for Isolationism, a vote for ‘Little Britain’, a vote to sever the ropes securing HMS Britannia to mainland Europe. Is this really true? Have we waved goodbye to international cooperation, trade and peace keeping? Have we lost […]
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As anyone who has attended a British school can tell you – the causes of an event can occur long before the event itself. This week Chris Bryant MP demonstrated his GCSE history knowledge by making the claim that Britain voting to leave the European Union last month ‘contributed to the destabilising’ in Turkey. By […]
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Recently in The Times, George Osborne published a passionate and clear statement regarding his reasons for wanting Britain to remain inside the European Union. And as you’d expect from a Chancellor of the Exchequer, his case is primarily an economic one. His argument is that: “Britain would be worse off, permanently so, and to the […]
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