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The final straw

Mary Honeyball MEP

“Unless the final settlement proves to be acceptable, then the option of retaining EU membership should be retained. The final settlement should therefore be subject to approval, through Parliament and potentially through a general election or referendum” Though heavily publicised by colleagues in Brussels, this resolution passed by Labour party conference last year has never…

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The next steps

Richard Corbett MEP

We’ll be running a regular series of pieces looking at the view from Brussels on Brexit with contributions from the UK and EU politicians playing key roles in the negotiations. To start the series, Richard Corbett MEP asks what is the EU planning while it waits for Britain to fire the Brexit starting pistol? Headlines…

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The spectators of poverty

John Mann MP

Early on a cold morning this April, hundreds of my constituents gathered to see the demolition of Harworth pit tower. The pit was opened in 1913 and since 1989 the tower, overlooking the A1, had been a local landmark telling people: ‘You are home’. Explosives were set off and a remote-controlled machine was sent in…

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‘Europe for us all’ conference: Brighton

Saturday 19 March 2016, 13:00-17:00 | Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YD The UK’s relationship with Europe has reached a turning-point. David Cameron’s renegotiation of Britain’s EU membership is drawing to a close. The in/out referendum...