Imagine No Brexit

At the 26 June event with our national chairman, London4Europe chairman, Nick Hopkinson, gave his adaptation of John Lennon’s Imagine: Imagine there’s no Brexit It’s easy if you try No Brexit shambles beneath us Above us only blue sky Imagine all the people Living to stay   Imagine there’s no UKIP It isn’t hard to […]

The rules of state

As I write this piece, negotiations between the UK and EU on the former’s proposed departure are two days into a 720 day cycle. So far, even in this short time span, we have seen the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) strongly argue for Single Market Access, […]

The Brexit General Election manifestos: Is this it?

The manifestos of the Conservatives, Labour and UKIP set out radically different visions for Brexit Britain. But – a year on from the referendum – almost nothing in them of any significance is contingent on Brexit. Whether it is re-nationalisation or new arrangements for social care, pensions, tax rises or cuts, industrial strategy, “global Britain”, education or equalities  – all these […]

EU Successes: The Single Market

May wants to sacrifice future British prosperity for a vague commitment to slash EU immigrant numbers I was tempted to say that Theresa May has got her knickers in a twist, but that is not very polite when talking of a Prime Minister. A more acceptable expression – and perhaps a more accurate one – […]

How EU agencies affect our lives – for the better!

The EU referendum “leave” campaign spread the idea that our lives were increasingly falling under the dark influence of unaccountable and overpaid “bureaucrats in Brussels”. This conjured up a picture of hordes of faceless, most likely foreign, people in cavernous offices, beavering away to generate more and more ridiculous regulations through which to control the […]