Tagged: Europe

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2003. They moved the country away from secularism and towards conservative Islamic rule. (Photo: Wikimedia commons).

It’s an Emergency! (Or is it?)

Erdoğan’s referendum isn’t about a strong or secure Turkey, it’s about friends, enemies and power-grabbing. To understand Turkey’s state of emergency and recent referendum it’s worth looking to Carl Schmitt. He remarked: “Sovereign is...

Norbert Hofer of Freedom Party of Austria could still become President. (Photo: The Daily Telegraph)

Europe: Populists Surge, Leaders Dither

Western politics is increasingly looking inwards. This is an alarming development. The continent’s populists are triumphant: Ukip has Brexit, Le Pen’s National Front wants “Frexit”, and Geert Wilder’s Dutch Freedom party are not far from “Nexit”. Meanwhile...

Forget Left & Right: Now is a Time for Change

The EU referendum highlighted the true fault lines in British society. Now it’s time for our two main political parties to reflect these. What happened on June 23 was a wholesale rejection of the...

#INtogether – Britain needs to remain an internationalist force for good (Photo: Jon Danzig)

Beyond the Numbers

Matt Gillow looks beyond the numbers and sums to make a case for Britain staying in the EU. We’ve all heard the facts. Both the “Vote Leave” campaign and the “Stronger In” side have...

This referendum is the last chance for Britain to become a free nation. (Photo: Conservative Home)

Why We Must Leave

The date is now set: 23 June 2016 – the day the British people will decide the future direction of this country. Are we going to once again become an independent, self-governing nation, or...

Cologne Culture Clash

What happened in Cologne is the latest symptom of a Europe that sorely needs to reassert its basic cultural values. On New Year’s Eve 2015, the German city of Cologne was the scene of...

For too long the pro-EU campaign has treated “Brexit” as the end of days. Surely it’s time for the Leave campaign to challenge these ridiculous suggestions. (Photo: The Cagle Post)

Breaking through the Lies

The pro-EU campaign is a campaign of fear. It’s high time that these falsehoods were exposed and challenged. As the referendum on Britain’s EU membership approaches, the “In” campaign has begun to employ a...

Cameron with President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. (Photo: AP Images)

The Façade of Renegotiation

David Cameron has set out his demands for reform of Britain’s relationship with the EU. Louise Randall is less than impressed. After months of tedious posturing from the prime minister where he has allegedly...

Democracy or the EU: Pick One

Recent events in Portugal show more clearly than ever that the aims of the European Union are incompatible with nation state democracy. Portugal is in the midst of a political crisis. The 4 October...

Lord Stuart Rose will lead the campaign to remain in the EU. (Photo: EPA)

The Dampest of Squibs

Insipid, imitable, irrelevant – the launch of the “In” group, Britain Stronger in Europe, leaves a lot to be desired. Tired faces, tired arguments – this best sums up the campaign to remain in...

Brave Hearts: Scotland Must Break Free

Nicola Sturgeon tells anyone that will listen that a “No” vote in the coming EU referendum may spark another poll on Scotland’s membership of the UK. Filibuster’s Sam Betley spells out the irony of...

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