Has Europe Lost Control Of Democracy?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Up to now it has been a harsh year for European politics. For the UK, Brexit has resulted in Westminster losing its grip on a political process and, if it is not careful, will also lose control over its representative democracy. Elsewhere in Europe, the populist AfD is progressing in Germany, the Italian coalition is […]

Internal Affairs – How Marine Le Pen And Emmanuel Macron Misused The European Elections

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Reading Time: 5 minutes I cannot deny the truth. Marine Le Pen won the European Parliament elections in France, with a whopping 23% after just over half the electorate had decided to go out and vote. Her new party, the Rassemblement National, has performed just as well as her old party, the Front National, did in the European elections […]

If Jeremy Corbyn’s The Answer To Brexit, What The Hell Was The Question?

Reading Time: 4 minutes   The Labour priority is to negotiate a trading relationship with the European Union to protect jobs and to defend the living standards that we have through regulation, but also to make sure that the jobs in the manufacturing industry and in food supply chains are protected. – Jeremy Corbyn   For a man who […]

2016 And All That: The Rise And Fall Of “Homo brexitus”

Reading Time: 7 minutes In 2016, the UK witnessed the appearance of a new “species” of citizen – Homo brexitus. I certainly do not use this description in a pejorative way. It’s just a term that I found useful – before the Guardian did – to describe the citizens of my motherland who “fell out of love” with the […]