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Welcome to BBC Brexit Time

Jon Danzig |

The member of the audience at the very back of the studio took presenter Fiona Bruce by surprise on BBC Brexit, sorry, Question Time. Said the jacketed, bespectacled gentleman: “A lot of people voted for Brexit because they didn’t want foreign workers taking our jobs,”  “And now, that’s exactly the situation that we’ve got. We’ve […]

Prof Simon Usherwood “Ideas on Europe”

eu!radio |

Today’s the kick-off for our new weekly editorial in English simply called Ideas on Europe. Every Friday, a member of the International Academic Association – UACES – will address a current topic, and we’ll respect the hierarchy, beginning with the newly elected chair, our President of the Association, Simon Usherwood, Professor at the Open University. […]

The long way down

Simon Usherwood |

This post originally appear on Encompass Europe. This is a good moment to reflect on one of the many paradoxes of Brexit: for something that has occurred under so much time pressure, there has always still been a summer break. That was true in 2017 and 2018 during the Article 50 negotiations and even last […]

Boris Johnson and the Tory bubble

Jon Danzig |

Boris Johnson’s keynote speech at the Conservatives annual conference was most remarkable and shocking for what he didn’t mention. ▪ No mention of drivers having to queue up for petrol, necessitating the army to help. But he did say, “Isn’t it amazing to be here in person?” ▪ No mention that the cost of heating […]

True Tories were Remainers

Jon Danzig |

The party may bear the same name, but Conservatives today are not the same as Conservatives of yesterday. The party has morphed into the Brexit party by deterring or kicking out any MP or Parliamentary candidate who supports EU membership. Or else, Tory MPs and government ministers who used to support Remain have simply transitioned […]

Two-faced Tories

Jon Danzig |

There’s nothing wrong with changing your mind. But there is something wrong with changing your mind and not allowing others to. That basically sums up those Tories who supported Remain in the referendum but then switched to Leave. They didn’t give much of an explanation for doing so, except to say it’s what ‘the country voted […]

EU Health Governance at the 2021 UACES Annual Conference

EUhealthgov |

EUHealthGov was thrilled to host three panels, exploring a vast range of EU health governance topics, at the recent UACES annual conference. In this post we summarise the panels and the paper contributions, and provide links to the authors that so kindly joined us to present their work.  Our first panel, chaired by Dr Mary […]

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