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50 days to Brexit, and MPs are Clocking Off Early

With just 50 days to go until what’s shaping up to be the biggest constitutional crisis the country has ever seen, one might expect MPs’ schedules to be looking pretty busy. After all, the UK’s statute books are still a long way off where they need to be by exit day, and a wealth of critical legislation still needs to...

Published on 08 Feb 2019

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The Bad Boys of Brexit Hate Workers’ Rights. You Should Be Worried.

Brexiteers care about ordinary working people. At least, that’s what they’ll tell you. Famously ‘men of the people’, the Brexit bandwagoners make no bones about the fact that they, alone in a sea of dusty establishment, represent the ordinary working folks whose interests are omitted by the rest of Westminster. But, as the ancient proverb goes, actions really do speak...

Published on 07 Feb 2019

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The Long Read: A Federal Union?

In this opinion piece, Renew supporter Emma Rome puts forward a case for federalisation in the United Kingdom. Recently, Ben Carpenter wrote about the concept of English devolution on this website, framing it in the context of Brexit. He correctly notes how devolution has given Scotland some benefits, such as unlimited Sunday trading hours, free prescriptions and free eye tests....

Published on 07 Feb 2019

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Electrifying the UK: Here’s What A Greener Future Looks Like

Here we explore the future of electric cars in the UK and how to make this revolution work. The UK government has pledged to halve the sale of non-electric vehicles by 2030 and eliminate them altogether by 2040. So it’s time to think about how we can make this work for Britain. Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have grown sharply...

Published on 07 Feb 2019

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Another Day, Another Loss

Last night, another young man was murdered in Battersea, London.Lejean Richards was working as a pizza delivery driver, getting his world back on track after falling into the wrong circles. But, just like that, the flame of life was cruelly extinguished by more senseless violence. I live in the local area, and you can listen to my take on the...

Published on 06 Feb 2019

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Why ‘The Will Of The People’ Meant Nothing

In this opinion piece, Gwen Jones comments on Tory failures to listen to the people on local government. ‘The Will of the People’ has become established as one of the most defining phrases of the entire Brexit saga. Since the day results broke in 2016, politicians have fallen over themselves to honour it. “The people have spoken”, warned Theresa May...

Published on 06 Feb 2019

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