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Blair

Since Tony Blair wandered into the Brexit arena yesterday morning I’ve had non-stop posts in various feeds popping up telling me how awful he is. The Blair years may be tainted by Iraq, but on the other hand, we also

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Stoke

This should probably be required watching for people confused as to how brexit came about, the most important of whom are the ivory tower dwelling brexiteers in parliament. For the likes of David Davis, brexit was an ideological vote on

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Risk

Here are what I see as the big risks of brexit, in no particular order: 1. Lower immigration leads to an increasingly top-heavy population in that we have fewer young workers to support old non-workers. Young people’s pay has been

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£350m

You may have missed it, but yesterday evening, MPs voted against an amendment to the brexit bill to increase NHS funding by £350 million per week, which was brought about by Labour’s Chuka Umunna. Among those voting against were Boris

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Growth

Exciting economic growth figures: 2% growth in 2016, 0.6% in the last quarter. In social media there is a lot of pro-Brexit sentiment over these figures. In other words: “Our economy is working pretty well, let’s completely change it” –

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These are my principles, and if you don’t like them, I have others

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/24/remoaner-article-50-brexit-labour During the labour leadership campaign Owen Smith was derided for being insincere and opportunist while Jeremy Corbyn was praised for his principles. Months later Smith hasn’t budged, whereas Corbyn oscillates back and forwards every time the wind changes and

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Not so fast, brexiters.

The media analysis of the brexit speech today has been disappointingly superficial. Even on social media, we’re basically just seeing remainers feeling disheartened and leavers naively lapping everything up without a second thought – but that’s just been the whole

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