From Summer of Love 1968 to Summer of Hate 2019

The summer of 1968 was known as the ‘summer of love’, long-haired hippies with flowers in their hair. Fifty years later the summer of 2019 could be known as the ‘summer of hate’; never has the country been so divided, never has mutual hatred been so extreme. Indeed if we were living in the 17th century, the last time England had a civil war, we would be reaching for our halberds and those chain things with spiky balls on the end.

How did Britain get to this dreadful state of affairs? What happened?

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Is proroguing Parliament the beginning of the end for Brexit?

Anger and desperation have characterised the reaction to Johnson proroguing Parliament. And it has come not just from those of us who want the UK to remain in the EU but from many others who are outraged by Johnson’s assault on representative democracy. But should pro-Europeans really despair?  Or are we at a turning point in a Brexit journey that is running out of road?

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We must all work together to prevent catastrophic No Deal

As Boris Johnson tries to bypass parliament to force through a No Deal Brexit, Lilian Greenwood urges MPs of all parties to work together for the good of the country to give voters the final say on the Brexit deal.

On Tuesday MPs from Labour, the Lib Dems, the SNP, Plaid, the Greens and Change UK came together at Church House, pledging to work together to ensure the people’s voice is heard, but just 24 hours later Boris Johnson was threatening to prorogue Parliament for 4 weeks to limit the opportunities to stop no deal. There will be further twists and turns in the days and weeks ahead but the fundamentals remain the same.

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A love letter to Europe

By Monty, a British student. 

My South African grandmother once told me “I don’t envy your choices”. A statement rarely considered nowadays, as my 21-year-old-self taps on her laptop in the centre of London, one tab open on Skyscanner.net with the flight destination set to ‘anywhere’, one tab open on cheap Eurostar tickets, and one tab open on BBC news (no prizes for guessing the headline there).

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Nottingham People’s Vote in the media

The Nottingham People’s Vote campaign has generated widespread coverage in the media across the city, the county and the rest of the country.

The media interest reflects the growing support among voters that Brexit has turned out to be nothing like what was promised and it’s time the people took back control and had their say about what should happen next.

These are just a few of the articles the campaign has generated since in began in August, 2018.

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