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Britain, Politics

Britain’s leadership crisis comes at the worst possible time

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary leaders. Britain is undoubtedly living in extraordinary times ‒ in about 660 days’ time, ready

Britain, Europe, Politics

Cheer, but not too heartily

Today’s High Court decision, which blocks the government’s plans to negotiate Brexit without a parliamentary vote, should be cheered. The

Britain, Europe, Politics

Referendum thoughts - Part 1

A whole lot of stuff is going on as the UK hurtles towards its date with destiny. This (probably irregular) series

Britain, Politics

Britain’s election makes Brexit threat real

It’s all over – and heads are being scratched in London and Brussels. In London, the feeling is ‘how did

Britain, Politics

Five thoughts on the Cameron-Miliband ‘debate’

1. Mission Accomplished (I): Cameron survives (mostly) intact A Prime Minister, having to defend a record, is naturally on the

Britain, Europe, Politics

A big six weeks for Britain… and Europe

An extraordinary election approaches, but traditions die hard in the United Kingdom. Today, the 55th parliament of the United Kingdom

Britain, Europe, Politics

Five days on from the election: five reflections on the Commission presidency

That was the week that was: an odd few days where the European People’s Party won the European Parliament elections, but was also the

Britain, Europe, Politics

Pollwatch 2014 – tracking opinion polls on the European elections

In the lead up to the 2014 European Parliament elections, Burson-Marsteller / Europe Decides joined forces with Votewatch Europe to

Britain, Europe, Politics

Different states of independence

One of the quirky sub-plots of this year’s European Parliament elections is that the success of one ‘independence’ movement could inadvertently boost

Britain, Europe, Politics

Talking ourselves out of the EU

Another day, another concession to the Europhobes (it's time to stop beating about the bush - these people are not