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Macedonia’s Name Debate Comes to an End

A 27-year dispute has been put to rest in Europe after a name deal was sealed between Athens and Skopje. The Greek parliament has...

Never Gonna Give EU Up

EVERY time that I think I’m over Brexit, I realise that I’m really, *really* not. It’s been over two years: I’m still deeply angry....

Brexit, Northern Ireland & the DUP

Perhaps the most exhausted quotation in modern poetry is W.B Yeats: “Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold, mere anarchy is loosed upon the...

Stuck on Mount Brexit

Theresa May likes her walking holidays. She reportedly decided to call last year's general election on one such venture in Snowdonia. She may not...

Germany’s Migration Crisis: The Policy Which Nearly Ended the Coalition

In 2015, the European Union faced rising figures of people seeking refuge in Europe in an attempt to escape war, poverty and persecution. Images...

Boris Johnson’s Charm Offensive of Latin America

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has returned from his five-day Latin American tour of Peru, Argentina and Chile that was conducted from the 19th...

Some Vague Utopia – A Brexit Update

Just before Christmas, Theresa May returned from Brussels a hero. In the space of a week she had seemingly salvaged a process that appeared...

How to ‘win’ elections and alienate people

The Prime Minister stands triumphant in the House of Commons, a majority larger than Margaret Thatcher’s stacked up behind her. The opposition benches are...

The Brexit Election

Theresa May has a comical aversion to giving a straight answer. For a long time, her only public pronouncements on Brexit were slogans: ‘Brexit...

Brexit negotiations – where are they going with this?

Brexit means … what, exactly?   The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. That much is clear, assuming the stars don’t align and send a bewildered...