Remainers must not back Farage’s stunt

It would be hard to fault your average voter for being surprised at Nigel Farage’s damascene conversion to the cause of a second Brexit referendum last week. It is also unsurprising that so many Remain supporters so gleefully leapt upon the chance to use his statements as a weapon in their ongoing fight against “Brexiteers”. […]

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When is a vote for self-determination legitimate? – Catalonia, Spain and the 1st October referendum

On the 1st of October, Catalonia – one of Spain’s richest regions – had a referendum. It was quickly declared as ‘unconstitutional’ by Constitutional Court of Spain since the country’s 1978 Constitution affirms the ‘unity of the state’ – but this is hardly surprising. What is surprising, however, is that despite the initial excitement and commotion that it inspired, the referendum does […]

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Oxford responds to Brexit

Oxford has voted overwhelmingly to remain a member of the EU, in stark contrast to national referendum result. A huge 70.27% placed their ballot in favour of EU membership, one of the highest majorities in the country behind Cambridge and parts of Scotland and London. In response, Oxford University Vice -Chancellor Louise Richardson has reassured […]

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Brexit, Grexit: Can we not?

Being half-Greek, half-English, I’ve experienced “Euroscepticism” in one of the weakest and most unstable economies in the EU, as well as one of the most stable and prosperous ones. And no matter where I am, I find it very disheartening that people are wanting to leave EU. In Greece, anti-European sentiment is strong amongst much […]

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University confirms support for EU membership

University officials have today released a statement officially confirming their support for Britain’s EU membership. The statement cited the “mobility that EU membership affords” and “pan-European research collaborations” as reasons for their position. Today’s expected statement follows the Vice Chancellor’s decision in February to sign a letter from 103 university leaders also in support of […]

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As the EU campaigns begin, we lack clarity from all sides

And they’re off! Cue years of leaflets in the letterbox, knocks on the door, and people approaching you on the streets. What do they want to talk about? They’ll be asking you how you’ll be voting in the upcoming referendum on the EU. After you give them the wrong answer, you’ll have to stand there […]

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