Tag Archives: brexit

The importance of standards in Europe

Standards are important because they level the European single market and enable individual companies to sell to 27 countries. Governments develop standards First of all, governments agree on fundamental standards and by doing so they set the playing field for companies to trade. Then businesses come in and develop their products based on these.

The definitive text on brexit

I want to write the definitive text on Brexit that would convince the other half of the electorate why we should be in the EU. The one great banger that would resolve everything, convince everyone, reverse this awful decision and take us back to the productive era before we were spending our time and energy… Read More »

Immigration contributing to European security

Peace in Africa might be seen as a solution to racism in Europe – the argument goes that racism is a reaction to, but not created by, immigration. And yet immigration comes from African and Middle Eastern countries in difficulty. It follows then that racists are heartless people who care not to help their fellow… Read More »

How the EU can come together

Does anyone remember the war and how nationalism drove us apart? The EU is a solution for peace. It’s a great shame that Britain will no longer be part of that equation as they were a peacekeeper. The model of Anglo-Saxons (US and UK) in partnership with the Latin, Germanic and eastern EU made for… Read More »

Trump and Brexit both unwanted and unexpected

So Trump was elected and the UK is leaving the EU, both events unexpected and unwanted. If only Obama could have stood again. Whatever happened in the UK is surely a travesty of democracy, but also a travesty of what politicians can say to convince the electorate.

Arguments for the UK staying in the EU

The Brexit campaign holds up the question of there being too much European legislation but they seem to forget the objective of legislation to establish and maintain norms in order to enable the free trade on which everybody depends.

On Britain considering leaving Europe

As a Briton living in France, this issue strikes me as being vital for my future. I am a direct result of the European Union because I am one of those people who has benefited from European mobility having studied in France and now living and working here for nearly 20 years.