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Pro-European groups should focus now on a campaign to extend the Brexit transition period

Major pro-EU groups are coming together to campaign for the UK to agree with the EU, in the transformed global setting of the COVID-19 pandemic, to postpone by two years the hard end-date of the UK's exit transition period. Colin Gordon (Oxford for Europe)* sets the scene. The case for extending the Brexit transition period … Continue reading Pro-European groups should focus now on a campaign to extend the Brexit transition period

Fight the war you’re in

by Marcus Cain, Leeds for Europe While she was still a contender in the Labour leadership race Jess Phillips, the fierce, straight-talking Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, appeared on James O’Brien’s LBC radio show and, when being quizzed about the myriad issues Britain is currently facing, said “You have to fight the war you’re in, … Continue reading Fight the war you’re in

Brexit Futures – Preparing to Change the Game

by Peter Cook, Rage Against the Brexit Machine Brexit will unravel of its own contradictions.  I believe this will be sooner rather than later.  Brexit’s implosion will come from either what I call external socio-economic, political, environmental shocks or "internal combustion", due to the underlying inherent instability of the Tory party and the self-destructive nature … Continue reading Brexit Futures – Preparing to Change the Game

Reflections on the Grassroots for Europe Conference

by Colin Gordon, Oxford for Europe The recent, excellent and highly successful Grassroots for Europe conference, “Where Now For Remain?” devoted a set of important sessions to three interlinked subjects: “The Post-truth Age – how can we bring truth & honesty back to politics?”, “Brexit Isn’t “Getting Done”! – keeping the public informed as the … Continue reading Reflections on the Grassroots for Europe Conference