Should We Stay Or Should We Go?

By euonymblog | Stories about the UK EU referendum

The ultimate causes of Brexit: history, culture, and geography

Xenophobia, austerity, and dissatisfaction with politics may have contributed to the Brexit vote. But James Dennison and Noah Carl write that, …

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The UK Might Leave the European Union. Here’s Why.

Jordan Bates3,145 views today · Since the day you emerged into this bizarre, sparkling universe, you’ve been conditioned to think in certain …

Why leaving the EU really does mean Brexit

I keep on meeting people who believe that a vote to leave the EU on June 23 won’t really mean that we leave. Britain’s partners will be so desperate to keep us, I hear, that they will come back and give us “a really good deal”. Then in a second referendum we will vote to accept a special status, …

A tale of two cities

BEING a Eurosceptic in a university city is a lonely business. In the drizzle outside the Cambridge Union a student in a roll-neck is trying to hand …

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What happens next if Britain votes to leave the EU?

Is the decision reversible? How long will Brexit take? Could MPs engineer a second referendum? Guardian correspondents chart the course ahead<p>The first hours<p>By the early hours of Friday 24 June, it will be clear if the UK has defied the experts and pollsters by voting to leave the European Union.<p>If …

Nigel Farage is gearing up for a bloody Ukip leadership battle if Britain rejects Brexit

Nigel Farage confused many Europhiles recently when he started pontificating about whether a close victory for Remain in the EU referendum could require a second ballot.<p>Some took it as an admission of defeat, weeks before Britain voted, so were quietly pleased. Others raged that he was a bad loser …

‘I don’t want to go back with nothing’: the Brexit threat to Spain’s little Britain

In Spain’s biggest British enclave, the EU referendum looms large over an expat Shangri-La based on bowls, beaches and high-quality free healthcare. But is there any real love for Europe there?<p>Seventy miles down the Costa Blanca from Benidorm, where the youth of Britain traditionally go to perform …

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It's Remain not Leave that captures the independent spirit of the Reformation

On May 5, my old friend Giles Fraser used his regular column in The Guardian to assert that “Brexit recycles the defiant spirit of the …

Boris bumbles at Brexit debutante ball

LONDON — Over the last eight years at London’s City Hall, Boris Johnson built a reputation as a modern, serious and open-minded politician in tune …

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Three men and a vote: EU referendum is turning into a Tory boys' own story

It would have come as something of a surprise to a fair few of the Mail on Sunday’s readers when they opened their copy of the May 22 edition and …

Swamped by facts, voters are still going into the EU referendum with an information deficit

<i>The best feature of referendums can be the ability to expand public knowledge and bring new groups or issues into the public sphere. But Andrew</i> …

As Brexit vote looms, Brits scramble for German passports

With British voters heading to the polls in June to decide whether to remain in the European Union, some of their compatriots in Germany are hedging …

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David Cameron, the accidental European

LONDON — David Cameron promised to end his party’s obsession with Europe. Instead his premiership will be defined by it.<p>The British prime minister is …

Human rights and the EU

What would be the effect on human rights if the UK leaves the EU?Some things won’t change—and some things will.<b>We would still be signed up to the</b> …

Rights & Freedoms

EU referendum: The Sun defends 'Queen backs Brexit' headline after Ipso rules it inaccurate

<i>The Sun</i> has published a defiant editorial declaring they “stand by all” of their coverage after the Independent Press Standards Organisation ruled …

Fact Check: does Britain get its way at the European top table?

The UK has never been on the winning side when we have challenged the commission in a vote in the council.<p><b>Chris Grayling, leader of the House of</b> …

Brits know less about the EU than anyone else

<i>How does knowledge about the EU vary between citizens of EU Member States? Using data from Eurobarometer surveys,</i> <b>Simon Hix</b> <i>writes that respondents</i> …

Britain and Brexit - what the rest of the world says

LONDON (Reuters) - It will be up to British voters on June 23 to decide whether the country stays in the European Union, but international bodies and foreign leaders have joined the debate, mostly to urge the country not to the leave the bloc.<p>Below is a summary of comments ranging from institutions …

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If British expats are allowed to vote, they could very well swing the EU referendum

I have been captivated by a TV programme about a family that is down on its luck in its own country and emigrates to another, where the mother and children desperately miss their native culture and fail miserably to learn their hosts’ language or to integrate properly into the local community. Who …

Fact Check: did the European Court of Justice increase the price of insurance for women?

<i>The European Court now has the perfect legal excuse to grab more power – the Charter of Fundamental Rights, which goes even further than the older</i> …

Don't blame young voters for not bothering about the EU referendum

Never before have so many had to decide on something they knew or cared so little about.<p>The “London bubble” is obsessing about the EU referendum on …

Lords accuse Tories of ‘burying’ review that cleared EU of interference

Cross-party group says European Union doesn’t intervene unduly in British life, a view that clashes with David Cameron’s claims of Brussels’ excessive powers<p>Ministers have been accused by a cross-party group of peers of trying to “bury” the results of the biggest ever Whitehall examination of …

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The generation gap: How young voters view the UK’s referendum

<i>Opinion polls on the UK’s upcoming referendum have consistently shown a clear generational divide, with younger voters more likely to support staying</i> …

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Brexit won’t save the NHS – because the real threat is closer to home

Vote Leave are wrong. Having worked in the NHS for 38 years, I know that it’s not Europe that jeopardises its existence, but our own government<p>Once again, the NHS finds itself at the centre of a battle. Supporters of Brexit claim leaving Europe is the only way to save the health service, with the …

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