We’re European & Love You Too

BY SAM WHITE After several months of waiting, Article 50 has been triggered. Britain is leaving the EU and the reaction has been exactly as you’d expect. Celebration among those who voted to leave, acceptance from Remain backers who are now comfortable with the result, and a strange mixture of negative emotions among intransigent Hard Remainers, who’ve expressed anger, despair, and a significant amount of … Continue reading We’re European & Love You Too

Happy Article 50 Day

CSM EDITORIAL So, the day has arrived. It’s Article 50 Day. The day Theresa May sends an already-signed letter via Sir Tim Barrow to notify the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the European Union. Once the letter is sent, the UK will have to wait for the EU Council president, Donald Tusk, to send his response, which is expected to take up … Continue reading Happy Article 50 Day

Unite4Europe’s Unelected

BY SIMON O’LEARY The irony of the EU being run by an unelected body failed to register with Donald Tusk on Saturday: ‘I was born exactly 60 years ago, so I am the same age as the European Community,’ said the solemn European Council President in Rome on Saturday. ‘At that time, we all looked to the West, towards a free and unifying Europe, instinctively … Continue reading Unite4Europe’s Unelected

Deutschland: Doubtland

BY MAX VELTEN The Volkswagen brand, along with the Germany Inc. brand, is worth a lot less than it was before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accused the company of rigging the emissions data on almost half a million of its diesel-powered cars sold in the United States between 2009 and 2015. Volkswagen admitted that 11 million of its cars worldwide had been rigged to fool … Continue reading Deutschland: Doubtland

Queen Gives Royal Assent to Brexit Bill

CSM EDITORIAL History was made yesterday after the Queen gave Royal Assent to the Brexit Bill – clearing the way for Theresa May to trigger Britain’s divorce from the EU. Speaker John Bercow told the Commons that the monarch has formally signed off the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. But although the PM now has the powers to invoke the two-year Article 50 process … Continue reading Queen Gives Royal Assent to Brexit Bill

Brexit Must Protect the Orb

BY CHRIS EGAN For Brexit to work and Britain to become one of the great global exporters once more, the Foreign Office and business need to work hand in glove to protect foreign knock-offs of Great British brands. Harris Tweed jackets are part of the Balmoral Look and a must-wear for country occasions; a cultural Scottish icon which has affection in many family homes in … Continue reading Brexit Must Protect the Orb

Too Many UK Universities

BY ALEXIA JAMES Ahead of Wednesday’s budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond has talked about up-scaling Britain’s workforce for a tech-driven, post-Brexit future. He has mentioned making Britain “match-fit” to ease the nation’s reliance on immigrants to fill the jobs of the future. It was John Major when he was Prime Minister who expanded university entrance to the masses; re-branding the old polytechnics into universities and reinventing … Continue reading Too Many UK Universities