Perhaps this report is greatly exaggerated:

But if reports of death are premature then surely both leavers and remainers are beginning to realise that Brexit is failing as an idea. As Simon Wren Lewis has said “Brexit is fantastical. There is nothing about the case for Brexit that is based in reality. This is why everything Brexiters say is either nonsense… Read more

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Stereotypes, lying and government duty

Yanis Varoufakis has an article in which he suggests that Germany and France – the principal powers of the EU – are rather dysfunctional neighbours: At the heart of this Franco-German war is the clash between two Rs: the German commitment to rectitude versus the French penchant for redistribution. German officials greet every French government… Read more

The importance of passports

The Conservative Party has issued a press release: “The UK passport is an expression of our independence and sovereignty – symbolising our citizenship of a proud, great nation. That’s why we have announced that the iconic blue passport will return after we leave the European Union in 2019.” It is rumoured that it will cost… Read more

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The EU – what should Labour do now?

Apparently there is to be no hard border but the UK is leaving the customs union. These contradictions are part of the recent agreement on Article 50. If the latest Times report is correct EU officials and diplomats were irritated by Mr Davis’s remark at the weekend that the withdrawal agreement was just a “statement… Read more