The UK: A sovereign EU member state

“Whilst Parliament has remained sovereign throughout membership of the EU, it has not always felt like that.” (UK Government, 2017) Foreword One of the questions I have in my own head is why I don’t deal with the ‘reality’ of Brexit. These would be questions of achievable Withdrawal Agreements, the party politics, and what I… Continue reading The UK: A sovereign EU member state

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Brexit: where we’re at

As a Remainer who has stated that the Brexit Referendum was not constitutional, as a liberal parliamentary democracy, my summary of the where the UK stands won’t be appreciated by many. This is unlikely to be considered an impartial summary of how Brexit has gone so far. But I do think it’s worth looking at… Continue reading Brexit: where we’re at

Brexit (2) The UK has a say in European democracy and an economic benefit (that’s good)

The EU’s democracy works by having representatives from each country voted in to take a seat at the European Parliament. These representatives are called Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The system is analogous to the way British democracy already works (ignoring the fact that countries tend to vote in radical-right political parties as MEPs,… Continue reading Brexit (2) The UK has a say in European democracy and an economic benefit (that’s good)

Brexit (1) Leaving the European Union is leaving the European economy (and that’s bad)

The European Union is basically a trade agreement, with a few foreign policy rules thrown in. And the trade agreement is a good one: is outlines the bare minimum requirements to partake of the benefits of EU trade. It stops a member state selling out its environment and its people to undercut the European market.… Continue reading Brexit (1) Leaving the European Union is leaving the European economy (and that’s bad)