What The F*ck Is Happening With Brexit?

Last week MP’s voted on a number of amendments to the withdrawal deal agreed by May and the European Union. In the Parliamentary debate that took place, May called for agreement and compromise on the changes MP’s wanted to see before they would accept the deal and allow the Prime Minister to return to the EU and attempt to secure further concessions. The two amendments that Parliament voted for are the Brady amendment, which says that we will avoid the Irish backstop with ‘alternative arrangements’, and the Spelman amendment, which would rule out a no-deal Brexit. Both amendments narrowly passed, by 16 and 8 votes respectively. Yvette Cooper’s amendment, which would have extended Article 50 until the end of 2019

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What Has The EU Ever Done For Us?

In 1951 the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was formed to tie together the economies of 6 European countries; France, West Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The Community took control of the coal and steel resources of these countries and pooled them together to prevent nationalist competition that had been the cause of war after war since the industrial revolution, especially between France and Germany. The idea was proposed in 1950 by French foreign minister Robert Schuman who wanted to “make war not only unthinkable but materially impossible” and became the first institution based on the idea of ‘supranationalism’; in other words, having a body of power higher than that of the nation-state. Control of border areas

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The Trump Doctrine

“We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism” From a speech containing good enough chat to make the world’s most boring room laugh, this line from Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly on the 26th of September 2018 encapsulates how Washington are washing their hands of the liberalism in America. A staple of the Democrats (but also you George Bush sr.), liberalism is the ideology of international institutions and the promotion of free and open trade with the assumption that these two ‘things’ will bring about peace. Hillary Clinton ran in 2016 as the liberal candidate, while Trump ran on ideas of patriotism, protectionism and a foreign policy of what he has coined ‘principled

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