Donald Tusk: Special Place in Hell for Brexiteers

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Sir John Major gives speech on Brexit

"Our determination to negotiate the divorce bill and a new trade deal at the same time was going to be 'the fight of the summer' – but instead became an immediate British retreat. There was to be a 'points based' immigration system. There isn’t, and there won’t be. We were to become the 'Singapore of…Read more Sir John Major gives speech on Brexit

Euroscola 1996

Wow... this takes me back! I was sorting through some old files today, and found my Euroscola certificate from 1996, along with some local newspaper cuttings that covered our group's visit to the European Parliament. Interesting to reflect on this in light of recent developments.

European Heat Wave Invades Britain!

Scorching heatwave has breached British shores, bringing temperatures of 31ºC to parts of the UK. Temperatures are expected to shoot above 35ºC before the weekend. The #weather is set to turn hotter over the next few days thanks to heat spreading north from the near continent pic.twitter.com/ozYVucZYfv — Met Office (@metoffice) 17 July 2016 Government officials have been issuing…Read more European Heat Wave Invades Britain!

European Union, In or Out?

The European Union is something I’ve given much thought to over the years. At age 17, I studied European Studies in Sixth Form, and while doing so was given the opportunity to travel to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, as part of a Euroscola programme. The idea was to promote better understanding of the EU,…Read more European Union, In or Out?

FRA: Violence against women: an EU-wide survey (2014)

Frightening reading... Although much progress was made in Europe throughout the 20th Century gender based discrimination, abuse, and violence is still rife in European society. We must do more to address this completely unacceptable situation. Survey factsheet: http://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra-2014-vaw-survey-factsheet_en.pdf Violence against women: an EU-wide survey - Main Results: http://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra-2014-vaw-survey-main-results-apr14_en.pdf