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Fighting the good fight for Scotland
@AlynSmith's valedictory thoughts as he leaves the European Parliament.
Scotland  brexit  ukpolitics  eu 
13 days ago by nwlinks
What rich countries get wrong about the EU budget
Good piece from Romanian MEP @clotilde_armand.
eu 
6 weeks ago by nwlinks
How Brexit Will End
A good summary of how we have got to where we are now.
brexit  eu  ukpolitics 
12 weeks ago by nwlinks
Leaders must take action, giving signals is not enough
Well said by @SergeiStanishev - "if we cannot follow up on our commitments towards one another, we undermine not only our credibility but the very notion that we care and stand up for each other."
Balkans  eu  bulgaria 
october 2019 by nwlinks
‘I’ve been here 50 years’: the EU citizens struggling for the right to stay in Britain
Home Office doing its job by making foreigners feel unwelcome. Brexiters, are you proud?
ukpolitics  eu  migration  brexit 
october 2019 by nwlinks
A simple checklist before you run a campaign
Brutal truths about campaigning in the EU institutions. Especially the last one!
eu 
october 2019 by nwlinks
Brexit: The perils of progress on the backstop
@tconnellyrte is not convinced that we are much closer to a solution.
eu  brexit  ukpolitics 
september 2019 by nwlinks
Fiasco: the inside story of the Brexit talks
@pmdfoster on the disastrous path that has brought us here.
ukpolitics  eu  brexit 
september 2019 by nwlinks
Ireland looks to Europe
The brutal linkage, back in 1962: “If the UK joins the EEC, Ireland will too. If the UK stays out, so will Ireland.”
eu  ireland 
august 2019 by nwlinks
The Bishop of Clogher writes.
“The ground on which people build and grow in the Border region feels particularly fragile today. It is almost possible to feel the heat of the past burning the soles of our feet.”
ukpolitics  northernireland  eu  brexit 
july 2019 by nwlinks
Trump rally: Like Ilhan Omar, I've also been told to 'go home'
Brilliant from @NeenaGmep, India-born member of the European Parliament.
race  eu  Uspolitics 
july 2019 by nwlinks
Do EU rules stop Britain re-nationalising its railways? It depends what you mean by 'nationalise'
Really interesting. (Luxembourg will make public transport free of charge from 2020.)
eu  ukpolitics  travel  rail 
july 2019 by nwlinks
“Brexternalities,” Article 50 and the UK’s grossly irresponsible attempt to export its own problems
“Brexit may have blown the lid off British politics, but that’s no reason to accept that the UK can simply dump toxic problems in its European backyard.”
ukpolitics  brexit  eu 
june 2019 by nwlinks
The History of the European Council
Political control in a chart and a dynamic map.
eu 
june 2019 by nwlinks
Britain is now stranded in Brexit limbo
"Boris Johnson...has a plan. [He] will head to Brussels with a list of demands. The self-styled heir to Winston Churchill will remind those foreign chaps that Britain won the war. The white flag will be raised over the Berlaymont. Mr Johnson will return to London clutching a very large cake."
ukpolitics  eu  brexit 
june 2019 by nwlinks
A new Prime Minister intent on no deal Brexit can't be stopped by MPs
Crucially important analysis from @ThimontJack at @InstituteForGov.
eu  brexit  ukpolitics 
may 2019 by nwlinks
What everyone has missed about a no-deal Brexit
"It is not an end-state but the start of a process. That process will be one of capitulation."
brexit  ukpolitics  eu 
may 2019 by nwlinks
How Europe Got Lucky
@Jan_Techau looks back optimistically from the year 2040.
eu 
may 2019 by nwlinks
British exceptionalism is an intellectual trap
The British really are not all that special, says @HeleneBismarck.
brexit  eu  ukpolitics 
may 2019 by nwlinks
Don't fear the eurosceptics
Robust stuff from Daniel Gros.
eu 
may 2019 by nwlinks
Europe’s populist contagion
The increased anti-vaxx risk.
health  eu 
april 2019 by nwlinks
Brexit: Losing control (PDF)
@AndrewDuffEU is pessimistic but sees a way forward.
eu  brexit  ukpolitics 
april 2019 by nwlinks
The democratic swindle of the Spitzenkandidat
I agree with @FrDe2059 - it was a bad idea in the first place, and is playing out badly this year.
eu 
april 2019 by nwlinks
China’s Influence Digs Deep Into Europe’s Political Landscape - Bloomberg
...but it's not always effective. Interesting analysis co-authored by @PeterMartin_PCM.
eu  China 
april 2019 by nwlinks
Why Brexiteers forgot about the Border
Honest admission of error from@OliverNorgrove. At least I called this one at the time.
brexit  eu  ukpolitics  northernireland  ireland 
march 2019 by nwlinks
Nicholas Whyte: EU27 feel their flexibility is repaid with rudeness
My tweets from last weekend, recycled (by permission) by the @newsletter.
ukpolitics  Northernireland  brexit  eu 
march 2019 by nwlinks
No dealers must dream on: A conversation with Ivan Rogers
Verbatim, so not as well structured as usual, but lots of juicy detail.
ukpolitics  brexit  eu  ivanrogers 
march 2019 by nwlinks
The death of compromise
Important piece on Northern Ireland and Brexit. Do read.
ukpolitics  eu  brexit  northernireland 
march 2019 by nwlinks
How should Ireland’s MEPs be elected amidst Brexit uncertainty?
Michael Gallagher argues that votes should be counted twice, covering both possible seat allocations. I agree.
ireland  elections  eu 
february 2019 by nwlinks
Brexiles: ‘It has become okay to make racial comments in UK’
My old friend Andrew Smith tells the story of how post-Brexit racism made him move to Ireland. (He is English.)
brexit  ukpolitics  eu 
february 2019 by nwlinks
Brexit: The narrow precipice to a last-gasp deal
@TonyConnellyRTE has the latest - a better summary than you will read in most British papers.
ukpolitics  eu  ireland  brexit 
february 2019 by nwlinks
On the Loss of Citizenship
@PaulDBurgess reflects on Brexit.
brexit  ukpolitics  eu 
february 2019 by nwlinks
Porsche asks UK buyers to commit to 10% no-deal Brexit surcharge
That’s the German car industry coming to the rescue, then. #TakingBackControl
brexit  germany  ukpolitics  eu 
february 2019 by nwlinks
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