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A battle to be won

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As with the referendum on membership of the then European Economic Community (EEC) 41 years ago, the economic context is once again important this year, though I believe that the instinctive economic argument is often overlooked as each side throws different facts at the public. Back then, like with the Conservatives now, it was a…

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A fork in the road

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The Green Party view of the European Union is that it is a flawed organisation, but that its benefits outweigh the flaws and it is better to stay in and reform it than ditch it altogether. Personally, I fear it is unreformable. From the outset in the 70’s, when the UK agonised about joining, I…

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Stronger, safer and better off together

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In 1830 the American politician Daniel Webster cried “Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable”. It was a gallant cry. A cry of energy and hope. On Thursday 23 June, the British people will decide whether to remain in the European Union or to leave. It is a choice that will have a…