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Brigid Laffan
I'm Director and Professor at the and Director of the Global Governance Programme
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Adam Tooze 5h
For Eurozone to become more resilient to shocks, the ESM needs to be placed on a more stable & functional foundation. But reform has to be done right. Current proposals are a dead end. Important paper by by
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Dr Nick Wright 4h
'We need the same level of diligence as the eurosceptics showed during their years in the wilderness. We're the barbarians at the gate now. We need their stamina.' The future of British Europeanism via
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Laura Bundock 4h
I’m really struck by some of this speech, “One of the realities of smashing glass ceilings, is that a lot of broken glass comes down on your head.” Without doubt faced a lot of personal attack. And as she says, she never shirked debates & interviews
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Anna Turley 12h
‘I could not dig: I dared not rob: Therefore I lied to please the mob. Now all my lies are proved untrue And I must face the men I slew. What tale shall serve me here among Mine angry and defrauded young?’ Kipling
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(((Dan Hodges))) 7h
Been mentioned already. But one of the Corbynite’s last acts was to send an appeal to Labour activists to decamp to Finchley to try and ensure Luciana Berger couldn’t win. Not to help Labour win. Just stop her winning. It’s important for what follows that people remember this.
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Jill Rutter 5h
My first blog of the new government... things can only get tougher................
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Steve Bullock 5h
Now we move to the trade negotiations and there are plenty of people with experience in this area like , , , my friend & analysts and myth-busters like and . 3/
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Steve Bullock 5h
Replying to @GuitarMoog
I went into this because a) very few people who’d actually negotiated with the EU were free to speak freely and I thought I might help people understand it; and b) I couldn’t stand the lies. 2/
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James Melville 14h
With most of the results declared, the Leave/Remain share of the vote is as follows: ▪️Leave 47% ▪️Remain 53% The outcome? A whopping seat majority for leaving the EU.
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Irish Political Maps 13h
For the first time ever, Northern Ireland has returned a majority of nationalist MPs with a total of 9 (7 SF, 2 SDLP) compared to 8 unionist MPs (all DUP). Whatever your political inclination, there's no denying this is historic.
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The Robert Schuman Centre 5h
An assessment of the green potential of railways and their relevance going towards a
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David Phinnemore 5h
"the Commission will respond positively to any request from Ireland, the Republic of Cyprus or the Kingdom of Spain...in relation to the meetings of the specialised committees".
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K A Armstrong 5h
Did it ever occur to you that former Labour voters just weren’t buying what Corbyn was selling? Look at Caroline Flint. She didn’t cede ground and she got kicked out. Labour did not have a sellable proposition on policies or leadership even without Brexit.
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Peter Geoghegan 13h
The idea - that seems prevalent among a large minority - that labour’s problem was that they weren’t Corbynist *enough* and Corbyn wasn’t the problem strikes me as as much a denial of objective reality as ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’
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Dan O'Brien 5h
Almost a third of the Conservative parliamentary party is newly elected. How much more eurosceptic are they and how much more eurosceptic is the PP as a whole?
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Tom McTague 5h
Also, read John Bew’s Citizen Clem. Attlee would have *loathed* Corbynism—and Corbynites would’ve loathed Attlee. He was a fierce anti-pacifist, armed Britain with nukes, balanced all wings of party, limited radicalism and was concerned with economic competence. He was a giant
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JM 🕷 5h
In the words of an American trade negotiator “The problem with the British is that they think they are negotiating as equals. They’re not. The EU is an economic superpower.”
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Piaras Mac Éinrí 5h
Sovereignty and partnership are best when shared and based on mutual respect and equality. Not clear if some in UK ever fully understood this
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Leo Varadkar 9h
In Brussels last night, we agreed that Europe would become the first climate neutral continent by 2050. We will seize the opportunity for a new era of green growth, new jobs, new businesses, cleaner air, shorter commutes.
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The Robert Schuman Centre 5h
You are welcome and see you soon!
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