Why the elderly is to blame for jeopardizing our young’s future.

image by David Holt, via Flickr (licence CC 2.0) by Kestell Duxbury There is a meme going around on social media at the minute with a picture of young protestors outside Whitehall in London, angry that 72% of the British electorate had decided, with a 52 per cent majority, to leave the European Union. The quote said, ‘if you think that the older generations have stolen … Continue reading Why the elderly is to blame for jeopardizing our young’s future.

How will Brexit affect Polish politics?

See posts from other guest contributors for The Priori here. by Professor Aleks Szczerbiak Poland’s right-wing government, for whom Brexit means the loss of its main EU ally, blames the crisis on over-reach by the Union’s political elites, while the liberal and centrist opposition argues that the country needs to re-join the European ‘mainstream’ and re-build its alliance with Germany. Although Poles appear to be … Continue reading How will Brexit affect Polish politics?

A Tale of Two Countries

by Jack Layton I’m writing this monthly piece at 7pm on Monday 27 th June, already this (long) weekend we’ve had enough news stories to happily keep a full time professional journalist occupied for a month. Let’s briefly recap where we’re at: – UK has voted to leave the European Union, 52% to 48% – David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister (with new Conservative party leader to … Continue reading A Tale of Two Countries

The EU Referendum: The challenge of democracy

image: freeimages.com/Pascal Thauvin by Jack Layton The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter – Winston Churchill   On 23rd June Britain will go to the ballot box to decide whether or not we should leave the European Union. A moment of direct democracy worthy of the legacy that harks back to the public forums of ancient Greece. Come 24th … Continue reading The EU Referendum: The challenge of democracy

Nationalism, populism and other European diseases

image:  “EU Scrabble” by Jeff Djevdet by Angela Munoz Aroca Within less than two months for the British referendum to take place, an anxious feeling is growing within the European public opinion, having as a result a growing number of articles published regarding this topic. In contrast to the low profile followed by many European institutions, governments, businesses organizations and the media before, we are now bombed … Continue reading Nationalism, populism and other European diseases

Keeping them out or Locking us in? Legal implications of the Free Movement of Workers

image: freeimages.com/Burcin Tuncer by Hari Raithatha A simple solution to a complex problem – an internal market with free movement of goods and workers. A system with the optimum allocation of resources within the EU; where labour could be allocated across Europe as per the needs of individual member states. A catalyst towards greater European Integration. As the UK prepares itself for the most important referendum … Continue reading Keeping them out or Locking us in? Legal implications of the Free Movement of Workers

The UK and Europe: Closer Apart?

image: freeimages.com/Vince Varga by Ben Walters President Obama’s advice during his recent visit – that the UK is stronger within the EU – was evidently irksome in itself to many of Eurosceptic persuasion. His follow-up threat, then, that the US would not be immediately inclined to establish a new trade agreement with the UK should it vote to leave, would surely have left at least … Continue reading The UK and Europe: Closer Apart?