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Not too late for an informed debate on EU membership

This article first appeared in ‘The Business’ supplement to The Lincolnshire Echo, June 2016. The European Union has changed beyond all recognition from the economic community Britain joined in 1973. It is now an economic and political union with a … Continue reading

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EU referendum myths: prisoners’ voting rights and EU membership

The most frustrating, but perhaps inevitable, feature of the EU referendum campaign is the wealth of ill-informed comment, and straightforward untruths, being disseminated by those campaigning. In some cases it is possible to argue that differences of opinion might lead to understandably different perspectives … Continue reading

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Should Britain be having a referendum on EU membership?

This is a slightly extended version of my ‘First Person’ column in The Lincolnshire Echo (Thursday 3 March – Wednesday 9 March edition). The forthcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU will be David Cameron’s third significant referendum since … Continue reading

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European Election Prospects in the East Midlands

On Thursday more than three million voters across the East Midlands will be electing five Members of the European Parliament, in a poll which should provide an early indication of support in advance of next year’s general. In reality only … Continue reading

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Britain and Europe

Post with a number of useful links from the BBC’s Inside Europe blog. I particularly like the Key Moments and Themes bit, there’s a lecture in there somewhere.

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