The UK Parliament is debating and voting on amendments to the Brexit Bill today. See the full list of amendments here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44454035 How do you think it’s going to go? The Brexit amendments MPs are voting on Here’s a round-up of the amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill that MPs are considering.
The Government has announced the date for crucial House of Commons votes on Brexit…how do you think it will go? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44360020Date set for crunch Brexit Commons votes Labour is angry at just one day’s debate on peers’ changes to the EU Withdrawal Bill.
I reckon they will still come providing the policy makers don’t turn higher education into the ways of secondary education and kill the uniqueness of British uni’s with stultifying bureaucracy (cf David Graeber) and thereby destroy the value and differentiation we have. There is the threat of rising Chinese and Indian universities but whether they…[Read more]
I don’t think the complexities and unintended consequences of Brexit were made clear. Like all apparently good ideas it has degenerated into a ton of hard work for politicians bureaucrats and lawyers. Biggest concern for me is the destabilising effect it might have on the integrity of the U.K. seems like a bit of an own goal to me that.
The UK Government has promised to publish a comprehensive White Paper on its approach to Brexit next month, what would you like to see in it?http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44127955UK promises ‘significant’ Brexit paper Ministers are under pressure to agree a common position ahead of next month’s key EU summit.
I’ve not had a chance to verify this link above, but it’s an interesting test of each party and its members will/ desire to reflect their seat’s voters, personal beliefs party leader or whip… The public is generally not fit to decide we know that, sorry but it’s true, and…[Read more]
So approx 1. 25% of the UK voters chose UKip and 56% of the Scottish voters chose SNP and you think it’s an unfair representation? I agree proportional representation is best but we don’t have it. So statistically the result was totally fair.
I changed to remain after many deception tactics by the Brexit movement were revealed and when it became apparent immigration resentment was the hallmark of many Brexit votes. There was an eerie similarity to the US presidential election on how the immigration topic was used for Brexit.
It is painfully obvious to many of us Brexiteers that Mrs May is being slowly ground down until she will inevitably end up between a rock and a hard place. The EU negotiators are getting what they want by stealth.
Personally, I was hugely disappointed with the referendum result as it felt like a backwards step towards the kind of isolationism that leads to conflict. I also felt as though people had been lied to during the campaign. So, we now need to find the best way through this that we can. Economics is a balancing act and the Brexit deal and other trade…[Read more]
Hi Cait – thanks for commenting about Brexit. We have a follow up question for you…as someone from outside the UK, if you had an opportunity to speak to Theresa May about Brexit for 10 minutes, what would you say? Thanks!