Category Archives: Politics

Volt is the Federal Europe party

Hi all,I’m glad to note that in this era of Brexit and Trump and alt-right politics promising to put “Make [insert nation] Great Again!”, there are tens of thousands of young people pouring their energy into a broader project. Meet … Continue reading

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Cheesy United States of Europe rock song

I’m a European Federalist, but this next song nearly undid a decade of dreaming about a united European Federation! 😉 Also, please please please don’t become the USE: just be yourselves. Just become a superpower called Europe! Anyway, that aside, … Continue reading

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Is a No-Deal Brexit just an excuse for Nigel Farage to turn the UK into a tax-haven and bring in hard-right policies on NHS?

Stephen Fry seems to think so.

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Facebook committed advertising crimes during Brexit and threatens future of democracy itself

Hi all,I found this TED talk by a British investigative journalist both fascinating and appalling. Where is it all heading?

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Brexit: why everyone is afraid

Brexit comment: if the UK want to leave the EU but remain in the Single Market, the UK would *still* be subject to the European Court of Justice. (The ECJ rules create standard laws for members of the single market … Continue reading

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Is European Federalism a proxy for German imperialism?

This 3 minute Vox piece explains some of the economic challenges of trying to run one single currency across multiple speed economies. But then it also raises another point about what would happen if the Eurozone really integrated their various … Continue reading

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World now more middle class than poor

Interesting! Sept 2018 marks the point where (finally!) more of the world is wealthy than poor. I remember being told to refer to poor underdeveloped nations as the ‘2/3rd’s world’ because it was the majority. That has shifted somewhat. There’s … Continue reading

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