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Blog Posts with the Tag "european union"
On Thursday, voters will be going to the polls in the controversial elections to the European Parliament, which have, unsurprisingly, been dominated by Brexit. Along with many others, I am nervous about what a post-Brexit future will hold for Cornwall and whether our communities will be a priority for the Westminster Parliament.
Published: 22nd May 2019
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"Cornwall is still one of the poorest parts of the United Kingdom, and it is extremely worrying that it’s GDP for 2015 (the last year for which figures are available) is still only 76% of the EU average."
Published: 30th July 2017
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One of the main cries of the Brexit campaign was to return control to the British people. What did they exactly mean by that? They probably were working on the hypothesis, emanating from the Tory press, that the unelected EU Commission was deciding UK legislation, whereas all EU Directives have to be accepted into UK law by a vote of Parliament. I even heard a right wing commentator on the radio say that being out of Europe would not make any difference as we were already complying with all EU regulations. If this is the case then why are UK law firm Client Earth taking action in the EU Court of Human Rights against the UK Government for not implementing the Air Quality regulations?
Published: 7th September 2016
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The last fortnight saw the somewhat whirlwind coronation of the new leader of the Conservative Party who also became the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Theresa May now has many challenges to face, especially as she seeks to address the outcome of the referendum vote to leave the EU.
Published: 25th July 2016
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On Friday 15th July, I attended a summit on what Brexit will mean for Cornwall. Held at Truro College, the event was organised by Cornwall Council and brought together a wide range of partners in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Published: 25th July 2016
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The people of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union. Here in Cornwall, 56.5% backed “Brexit,” while the people of Northern Ireland and Scotland voted to stay in the EU.
Published: 27th June 2016
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Leave Campaigners place signs illegally on public land.
Published: 22nd June 2016
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It is my strong view that nations and regions should be working together to tackle issues of Europe-wide and global significance. This includes confronting climate change, dealing with pollution – which has no respect for state borders – and together combating the worrying rise in political violence across the world.
Published: 22nd June 2016
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When I am on holiday, my mind works in a different way. Consequently, a recent week in Stratford upon Avon made me think of a different slant on current issues. I came to the conclusion that the “Leave” campaign is the Trojan Horse of the extreme Right.
Published: 31st May 2016
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As EU citizens we all have rights. If we vote to leave the EU we will lose these rights. Perhaps we should know what they are? Use your search box. It’s easy to find out about your rights and you may be surprised at what you learn.
Published: 4th May 2016
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