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Henry Newman: Even if the Government concedes on an EU customs union, membership of it looks unsustainable. Here’s why.

<i>Henry Newman is Director of Open Europe.</i>Earlier this week, the Government was heavily defeated in the Lords on an amendment which tries to push the …

The Conservatives smell blood - and they're coming for Newcastle in May

Newcastle’s Tories have launched their ambitious push to weaken Labour’s iron grip on the city and install themselves as the main opposition on the …

Great Britain

Embracing soft Brexit would be risky for Corbyn. But it’s still the smart move | Matthew d’Ancona

By aligning with Tory remainers in a Commons rebellion over the customs union, Labour could pave the way to power<p>“Crunch time is coming for the prime minister,” Keir Starmer, Labour’s Brexit spokesman, tells the BBC’s Andrew Marr. But, then again, when isn’t it? Theresa May is more familiar with …

Great Britain

My position on the EU has nothing to do with opposing Corbyn – it’s the Tories who are using Brexit for political gain

The 40-odd Brexiteers who drive the Conservative Party car believe in Brexit at all costs. They revolve around the European Research Group (ERG), …

Why Labour’s Brexit strategy may be in trouble, in four charts

And Theresa May has reason to worry too.<p>In spite of the fact that it accords with common wisdom – or maybe because of it – aside from the odd …

Can Macron and Merkel agree on how to fix the eurozone? | Barry Eichengreen

With a dynamic new leader in France and a fresh mandate in Germany, there would be a chance to correct monetary union’s flaws<p>With Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election and Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union enjoying a comfortable lead in opinion polls ahead of …

Europe

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Democracy is one of the fundamental principles of the European Union, except when it throws up a result that jars with its agenda. The Brussels elite rarely lose much sleep over these things. They have three ways of coping when the will of the people turns against them.<p>The simplest option they have …

Europe

Emmanuel “neither left nor right” Macron is sliding fast toward the right

More like "never left, more right".<p><i>This is the final article in a series looking at why Emmanuel Macron isn't the liberal hero he has been painted</i> …

Channel 4's Jon Snow admits he was WRONG on Brexit and is part of out-of-touch 'elite'

The veteran broadcaster said he was “comfortably with the elite” and had “little awareness” of those who are not.<p>Snow told executives at the …

Great Britain

The ultimate European road trip, according to data

Photo : <b>Google Maps</b> <b></b><p>Computer scientist and data analyst Randy Olson is known for using his data tinkering skills to answer big questions and calculate …

European Travel

Three reasons remainers should stop calling for a second referendum on Brexit | Denis MacShane

Focusing on another vote means the real work of grassroots campaigning and persuasion hasn’t taken place<p>With a monotonous regularity, calls for a second referendum are now the default setting of those who oppose the Brexit line of the government, Ukip, and the official leadership of the Labour …

britain

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s praise for dictators and extremists should be disqualifying.

Donald Trump isn’t the only leader in the West seemingly incapable of calling out political violence. Less than a week before the president …

Political Science

Leave voters reject idea of expelling all EU nationals after Brexit, study finds

Voters who backed Leave in the EU referendum do not support the idea of expelling all EU nationals after Brexit, new research suggests.<p>Those who …

Will Labour's Brexit Policy Kill Corbyn-mania?

The hopey-changey good vibes of... ending free movement?<p>It is Glastonbury. Jeremy Corbyn stands on stage. A black circle opens up amid the grey beard as the absolute boy opens his absolute wet little mouth: "I have consistently opposed the European Union," he thunders. "In 1975 I voted against EU …

We in the EU intend to protect our citizens' rights after Brexit – if that means holding British feet to the fire, so be it

An often overlooked consequence of the Brexit vote is the situation of EU citizens living in the UK. Some three million EU citizens have used their …

Tactical voting to beat the Tories: does the maths equal a coalition?

Every few years, someone suggests forming a progressive coalition to beat the Conservatives. Could a Lib/Lab/Green alliance really beat Theresa May?<p>Every time there’s an election, which is often, some bright spark on the left comes up with an amazing idea. “There are the Tories, right, and Labour, …

Liberal Democrats

Jeremy Corbyn, you broke it – now you must own it | Rafael Behr

In Copeland and in Stoke, Labour voters felt the party was insulting them with a leader who may not even want to be prime minister, let alone be up to the job<p>Jeremy Corbyn is running out of excuses. Losing a seat that has been held by Labour in every election since 1935 certainly signifies a break …

Tony Blair

The Guardian view on electoral reform: shake up Britain’s one-party states | Editorial

A lack of competition at the ballot box breeds complacency and even corruption in local government. Adopting proportional representation is a prerequisite for devolving powers<p>It has become increasingly fashionable to talk about Britain’s emerging one-party state. Theresa May’s Conservative party …

City Politics

Harriet Harman: I should have run for Labour leadership in 2010

Former deputy leader says she regrets not putting herself forward for the top job to stop it ‘raining men’ within the party<p>Harriet Harman has said she regrets not standing to be Labour leader, amid calls for Jeremy Corbyn to do more to promote women in the party.<p>The former deputy leader said it was …

Labour Party

Trump Administration May Have Just Ignited A Much-Needed Conversation In Regards To The Euro

With all the MSM focus on other issues surrounding the first days of the Trump administration, including nominations proceedings for cabinet posts …

In pictures: Londoners gathered at Downing Street to protest Donald Trump's travel ban

A photo posted by Alexandra Durham-Wilson (@alexd.w) on Jan 30, 2017 at 11:05am PST<p>Crowds of people gathered on Downing Street tonight to protest …

What the Supreme Court got right and wrong in today’s judgment

The Supreme Court has today rejected the Government’s appeal from the High Court judgment by a majority of eight justices to three. The decision means that a new Act of Parliament will now be required before the Government may lawfully trigger Article 50. However, the Court has also unanimously …

Labour is moving close to disaster. How can it reconnect with its roots? | Justin Gest

Around the world, the left is being spurned by its traditional supporters, says a US analyst of British politics<p>The Brexit debate has created an ideological crisis in the Labour party, driven by its inability to bridge Britain’s sociological crisis. Its leadership has been undermined by angry …

Great Britain

Brexit has become a proxy war over the future of Western liberal democracy

In 1948, Winston Churchill inaugurated the European Union, talking of a united future, where people can travel freely across EU countries, always …

Eurozone set for years of stagnation and crises as members drift apart, Moody’s fears

The single currency is failing to bring its economies closer together, with the strong core nations pulling ever further ahead of the weak periphery - leaving the eurozone as a whole set for years of stagnation and political crises, according to analysts at credit ratings agency Moody’s.<p>Plans to …

Musk Is Preparing to Release "Brain Hacking Tech," And He's Not Alone

Making a New Kind of Human<p>The age of the machine is well underway, and there is a very good chance that humanity will be left behind. Artificial …

Singularity

Britain Has No Fake News Industry Because Our Partisan Newspapers Already Do That Job

An analysis by BuzzFeed News found there is a very limited appetite for completely fake news in British politics, thanks to our highly partisan newspapers.<p>Fake news sites have struggled to take hold in the UK political sphere, seemingly because traditional British news outlets are already …

The leave vote isn’t sacrosanct. Labour should say so | Jonathan Steele

The Brexit narrative says the referendum result is untouchable, but there are ways to reverse the decision<p>In the discussion about Brexit, inflamed once again by the supreme court process, too much has been made of article 50’s alleged irrevocability as well as of the two-year timetable which it …

Great Britain

The UK’s economy is London-centric. Brexit is the chance to change that | Laurie Macfarlane

We need a new, decentralised banking system that invests in local initiatives to create jobs and industries in the regions that have been left behind<p>If Brexit means leaving the single market and the customs union, as the prime minister told us last week, it is no great surprise to hear that major …

Economic Development