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A German perspective on Brexit

Ulrike Rodust MEP

Despite all the problems and setbacks European integration has suffered in the past, the ‘ever closer Union’ always felt quite certain to me. However, even before British voters went to the ballot boxes in June last year, the calls for a break-up of the currency union and the re-introduction of border controls due to the…

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Labour in rural England and Wales

Tobias Phibbs

The Fabian Society is carrying out a research project into Labour’s discomfort in rural England and Wales. For Labour to win a majority in a general election it must make significant gains in rural and semi-rural constituencies yet it is out of touch with rural concerns. Labour’s general election defeat in 2015 saw Labour win…

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The Great British tragedy

Ole Christensen MEP

As a social democrat it is my clear belief that creating a better world requires cooperation. Only by fighting together against the harsh consequences of raw capitalism did our ancestors manage to gain workers’ rights. And only by standing united did women suffragettes all over Europe manage to gain the right to vote. There are…