Tag: European Union

Covid Has Convinced Me That We Need A Written Constitution

Earlier in the year, I spoke to Tom Brake from Unlock Democracy about the idea of implementing a written constitution in the UK. At the time I was intrigued by the idea, but did not see why we needed to be so urgent about the issue. It seemed to me at the time…

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Chatter Episode 49 – Femi on Brexiteers, Post Policy Politics, and the Toxicity of the Brexit Debate

Femi was our guest on this episode of Chatter. The Law graduate turned Twitter star and Our Future Our Choice campaigner has had more opportunity than most journalists to talk to Brexiteers in parliament, in the media, and on the streets around the country. I was keen to get an insight into his…

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Boris Used To Be In Favour Of Second Referendum 

The campaign for a “Peoples Vote” has picked up a little steam over the past few months. Caroline Lucas has been plugging the idea everywhere she can get her face on TV and attendance at the People’s Vote march was estimated at 100,000 people. In the last week, Jeremy Corbyn’s Deputy Tom Watson…

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Chatter Episode 32 – Jamie Pow on Northern Slant and a Citizens Assembly For Northern Ireland

Jamie Pow, editor of Northern Slant, was our guest on today’s show. Jamie works as a researcher at Queen’s University Belfast and has been looking at ways in which Northern Ireland could use a Citizens’ Assembly to move forward with political issues that politicians seem unable to solve. We talked all about the way in…

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The Shady Money That Bankrolled Brexit (Part 1)

The real motivations behind the campaign for Britain to leave the EU were never truly clear during the campaign, though revelations over the subsequent 16 months have given us more and more insight into the true forces at work here. There have been numerous investigations launched into the legality of actions taken by…

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Chatter Episode 18 – Dr Katy Hayward on Brexit and The Irish Border

Dr Katy Hayward, author at QPol (Queen’s University Belfast’s policy unit), was our guest on this show. She is a political sociologist with a PhD on the subject of the impact of European integration on cross-border relations on the island of Ireland and she has written extensively about the difficulties surrounding the Irish border issue in…

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