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Election box

In the past few weeks after the announcement of a general election, all the parties have launched their campaigns for what should be one of the most significant elections in British history. A key campaign issue is the ongoing debate about our future relationship with the European Union, and parties are going to extreme lengths…

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Brexit Box

In another frantic week of Brexit negotiations, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made it clear that Britain would be leaving the European Union on October 31st, “deal or no deal”.  Earlier this week, the PM gave details of his final offer, known as “two border for 4 years”, made to the bloc. The outlined plans would…

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Brexit deal: ‘The country is in shambles’

When Theresa May announced her most recently negotiated Brexit deal, it faced immediate pushback from the DUP, from Labour, and even from May’s own cabinet. Nearly every political party said something along the lines of ‘we will not vote for this deal’, meaning it has essentially no chance of passing. The fundamental issue is that…

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Brexit Box

With stories of last weekend’s March for the Future dominating the headlines in recent days, Concrete is here to give you an update on all the latest Brexit developments. On 20 October, over 700,000 protesters gathered in a march to London’s Parliament Square, organised by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, demanding a people’s vote…

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Caroline Lucas joins students for the People’s Vote debate

Students were given the opportunity to discuss Brexit with former Green Party leader Caroline Lucas. The talk was organised by the Our Future Our Choice (OFOC) movement, in partnership with UEA Liberal Democrats and UEA Politics society. The panel was organised with the aim to give students a platform to discuss the impact of Brexit,…

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Brexit Box

The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), dubbed Brexit, has continued to dominate headlines these past two weeks, so Concrete is here to give you your succinct guide to everything that has happened. As negotiations between the UK and EU on their future relationship after Britain leaves on 29th March 2019 has unfolded, there…

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Forget Brexit, Denmark is next

A recent survey by Friends of Europe said 64 percent of Europeans aren’t convinced life would be worse without the EU. Coming in the wake of Brexit, it’s interesting to wonder if more and more countries will leave the EU. Will Sweden become SweDONE? Will France be saying AdiEU? Apologies, and I think not. The…

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