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Is the EU democratic?

The run-up to the 2016 Brexit referendum saw the launch of a campaign that many commentators claim used immigration scare stories and xenophobia to persuade voters to quit the European Union.Vote Leave allegedly “relied on racism” to appeal to the British public’s inherent prejudices, as Martin Shaw wrote in The Guardian last…
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September 18, 2020
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Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’

The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.1. Stephen Daisley in The Spectatoron winding up Scottish nationalistsThe Internal Market Bill isn’t radical enough“The more the SNP decries the Internal Market Bill, the more I warm to it.…
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September 17, 2020
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Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson’s ‘Brexit bluster’ will cost Britain

The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.1. Rachel Sylvester in The Timeson the PM’s no-deal brinkmanshipJohnson’s Brexit bluster will cost us dear“No 10 has also convinced itself, rightly or wrongly, that the coronavirus crisis will disguise…
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September 8, 2020
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New civil service head was ‘forced out’ by Theresa May’s Brexit negotiator

New cabinet secretary Simon Case was reportedly forced out of the civil service during Theresa May’s reign in Downing Street following disagreements over Brexit.Case, a former director of strategy at GCHQ, has been appointed to head the civil service following the resignation of Mark Sedwill.But Case was “effectively forced out” of the civil service…
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September 2, 2020
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Austrian law extends citizenship to descendants of Jewish refugees

Descendants from Jewish refugees expelled from Austria under Nazi rule can apply for Austrian citizenship under a new law that goes into effect Tuesday.About 120,000 Jews living in Austria fled persecution after Nazi Germany annexed its neighbor in 1938 with many going to the United States and the United Kingdom.…
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August 30, 2020
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Instant Opinion: Vladimir Putin ‘wants Scottish independence’

The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.1. Stephen Daisley in The Spectatoron the Kremlin’s plans for the unionWhy Putin wants Scottish independence“ Britain would either be disarmed or humiliated and Nato would face losing one of its…
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July 22, 2020
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 22 Jul 2020

Thinktank says high streets should be used for housing crisis The UK’s high streets could be transformed into housing, according to a thinktank. The Social Market Foundation said the UK cannot “turn the clock back” to a time before online shopping, particularly after internet retail gathered pace during the Covid-19…
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July 22, 2020
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Low expectations as Johnson joins EU leaders to break Brexit deadlock

FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in LondonBy John Chalmers and Elizabeth PiperBRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Leaders from Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday that talks on their future relationship should be stepped up to clinch a deal, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggesting an agreement could…
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June 15, 2020