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Gina Miller at the UEA Literary Festival: ‘Is democracy broken? Is it time for an evolution in democracy?’

Gina Miller has proposed that the remain campaign would fail to win in a second referendum, in a highly anticipated appearance at UEA’s Literary Festival. This comes in the wake of today’s ‘meaningful vote’ in Parliament, a vote that would not exist without Miller’s activism against the British government. Speaking to her student audience in…

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Brexit Box

It may seem that there hasn’t been a quiet week in politics for the last two years, and this week has certainly been no exception. On Monday, seven Labour MPs quit over the party’s position on, among other things, Brexit. Speculation over whether they will be joined by members of other parties has been rife,…

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Comment Box: No-deal impact on students

Vivienne Stern raises valid concerns shared amongst myself and many other EU nationals. The UK used to look like an educational sanctuary to international students with it’s attractive universities and highly publicised international acceptance rates. But now? With the proposed Brexit date looming without any clear idea of what this would mean for international students…

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Universities UK Director expresses fears as Brexit looms

The director of the representative body Universities UK has published a lengthy blog post detailing the concerns of the higher education sector as the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit becomes increasingly plausible. Vivienne Stern has outlined her uneasiness about the future of UK universities and the Erasmus programme, along with calls to lower the salary…

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‘The Dutch have turned Brexit on its head to give Britain the finger’ Perhaps can use cartoon as photo for this, if you’d like – it’s in the Comment 362 folder.

When we hear the word we all dread, Brexit, rarely does the image of a fluffy, blue, cute looking monster, come to mind. Yet the Dutch have created such a creature as a mascot for their campaign to aid businesses in preparing for Brexit. The Dutch foreign minister, Stef Blok, posted a picture of the…

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Health surcharge for International Students

In 2015, the government introduced a healthcare surcharge for non-EU citizens applying to study or migrate to the United Kingdom. The initial cost of the surcharge for students was £150 but since the turn of 2019, it has now doubled and will now cost international non-EU students £300 per year of study. The Immigration Healthcare…

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Brexit Box

On 15 January a ‘Meaningful Vote’ was held in the House of Commons on Theresa May’s draft EU Withdrawal Agreement. The agreement was rejected by MPs by a majority of 432 votes to 202, leading the government to revert to cross-party discussions. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn initially refused to engage in cross-party talks until the…

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PPL academic dispels ‘myths’ in support of a People’s Vote

Reader in Political and Legal Theory, Dr. Alexander Brown, has written an article for the Huffington Post arguing against a second EU referendum. Brown, a regular contributor to the publication, attempts to debunk several ‘myths’ which he claims have collected around this campaign. Brown links this to the referendum of 2016, in which he claims…

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