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Shortly after Thursday’s elections for the European parliament, we shall be witnessing the 75th anniversaries of D-Day and of the terrible carnage of the battle of Monte Cassino. One hopes that memories of these events – or, in many cases, learning about them for the first time – may concentrate minds on all sides in the debate about our future relationship with the rest of Europe.
It was the horror of the second world war that led European leaders to bring individual countries together in the hope that future conflict could be avoided. Despite the fantasies of Nigel Farage and his ilk, winning that war was hardly a solo effort on the part of Great Britain. The Americans were an indispensable force in the D-Day landings; Polish forces lost many troops fighting at Monte Cassino. And, of course, the war was won by the allies as a whole, who included the US, Commonwealth countries and, not least, the Soviet Union.
What the Remain cause really requires is for Corbyn to acknowledge that 'Europe' is not the enemy of social progress #Economics #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Secondworldwar #Foreignpolicy #Europeanelections #D-day #Europeanparliamentaryelections2019 #Europe #UKnews
This Thursday, voters face an important choice. It’s not the choice they deserve: whether to approve or reject the Brexit deal Theresa May has negotiated on their behalf. But it is the most important opportunity yet to send a clear message to our political leaders that the gridlock, the lacklustre leadership and the general sense of malaise that have infected Westminster since 2016 just isn’t good enough.
For months, people have been denied their say, despite the prolonged parliamentary stalemate and the knots in which both main parties have tied themselves over Brexit. These European elections should not be treated as a proxy referendum: there is no distinct question being put to the public and turnout will probably be much lower than in a general election or referendum. But they are a precious chance for those who share the Observer’s view that Brexit would be an unmitigated disaster to show Labour and the Conservatives exactly what they think of their takeaway from the dire local election results earlier this month – that, somehow, voters who defected to the Lib Dems and Greens were just telling politicians to get on with Brexit.
There are those in the Labour party who maintain it is a Remain party. They are deluding themselves
Both main parties have aided and abetted the rise of the Brexit party #Europeanparliamentaryelections2019 #JeremyCorbyn #Brexit #Europeanelections #UKnews #Worldnews #EuropeanUnion #Politics #Europe #Labour
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L'opposition travailliste a rompu vendredi les pourparlers avec la Première ministre britannique, destinés à trouver une solution sur le Brexit
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In the case of Labour’s strategy towards next week’s European parliament elections, one central fact is now beyond dispute. The recent slump in the party’s support has been caused by the desertion of voters who want the UK to stay in the European Union: not partially caused, or possibly caused, but totally.It felt pretty obvious to me (it's exactly why I'm not voting Labour at the moment) but this backs the general view with hard numbers.
Jean-Claude Juncker has said he regrets failing to rebut claims made in the run-up to the Brexit referendum about the hundreds of millions of pounds the UK would save each week if it left.
In an interview in which the European commission president also criticised the Austrian chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, over his recent Brussels-bashing, Juncker said he could not understand why he had failed to speak out. #Brexit #Jean-ClaudeJuncker #EuropeanUnion #Europe #UKnews #Politics