Shared values – memories of belonging

According to Theresa May my support for the European Union casts me as a "Citizen of the World - a citizen from nowhere".  People, like me, simply do not understand what good citizenship requires.  Standing on a podium with a slogan announcing “A country that works for everyone” Theresa May appears quite happy to assume that 48% …

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Parliament – seize the hour! Do what is right not what is popular.

Dear Member of Parliament Theresa May is weak. She has but a small majority in Parliament. Her home constituency of Maidenhead voted remain. Like you, she fears, she could lose her seat at the next general election. Considerably more Members of Parliament (full list below) campaigned to remain in the European Union than to leave. She …

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Focusing on the Positive. Believing in Tomorrow

Anger. Shock. Despair. Fear. First Brexit. Now Trump. Tempting to believe “It’s the end of the world as we know it.” Don’t. Despair encourages populism. Defeatism strengthens fear. Anger feeds the monster. We are better than that. We must be more confident in our message assured that there are literally millions and millions of us …

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Why the EU referendum results are not clear

At the Conservative Party Conference in October Theresa May made three bold statements: The people gave their answer with emphatic clarity. The referendum result was clear. It was legitimate. This is the last in a series of three posts challenging Theresa May’s statements. The purpose is not to ridicule the British voter who, in good …

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Why the EU referendum is not the will of the people

At the Conservative Party conference Theresa May declared: The referendum result was clear. It was legitimate. The people gave their answer with emphatic clarity. Hard Brexiteers are hoping that this will become accepted wisdom and mainstream political thinking. In a series of three posts euperspectives will put the case why the referendum is not legitimate, why it is …

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Why the EU referendum is not legitimate

Last week at the Conservative Party conference Theresa May made three bold statements: The referendum result was clear. It was legitimate. The people gave their answer with emphatic clarity. Hard Brexiteers are hoping that this will become accepted wisdom and mainstream political thinking. To challenge the results is for "sore losers" who can not accept …

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