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The UK government’s plan to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in a satellite broadband company has been described as “nonsensical” by experts, who say the company doesn’t even make the right type of satellite the country needs after Brexit.
'The Brexiters have no more idea in private than they do in public about what they are doing. Predictions based upon their concealed intent project on to them a competence they simply don’t possess.'
Almost every nation at some point believes it’s special and on a mission. They’re all wrong, and the sooner we get over this nonsense, the better.
The 2016 Brexit referendum unleashed a rise in nationalist sentiment in the United Kingdom that threatens to fracture its union. Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole tells Lawrence O’Donnell that the real problem is that the United Kingdom “doesn’t really know where they want to go.”
Leo Varadkar has urged the British government to tone down “nationalist rhetoric” over Brexit, and branded Dominic Raab’s memo to UK diplomats to sit separately from their EU counterparts as “petty”.
This has a strong whiff of the 1930s about it – it is a right wing, nationalist government’s attempt to suppress dissent.
The MP says he has joined Jo Swinson’s party to fight No 10’s ‘scorched earth approach’ to leaving the EU.
If a united Ireland is on the horizon a decent departure from the UK must be planned.
Trump’s national security adviser wants the UK to be beholden to the US for its daily bread, making the country a timid American outpost.
New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s big tour of the U.K. saw him booed by EU supporters in Wales and heckled by nationalists in Scotland. Northern Ireland’s fractious parties then told him that his Brexit plans were reopening old wounds.
Ex-prime minister warns of “an unprecedented economic calamity precipitated by a no-deal exit from the EU”.
Politicians from mainstream parties across Europe have called on voters to shun the far right in this week’s European elections after Austria’s vice-chancellor resigned over a video sting that showed him offering public contracts in exchange for financial and campaign backing.
We have set ourselves a single goal; uniting all Europeans who are determined to act for a fairer and more ambitious European Union in the face of nationalism.
Like Churchill in 1948, Macron is determined to posit the idea of union in Europe against what he defines as the threat of Brexit nationalism.
French president urges raft of reforms to EU including bloc-wide minimum wage, climate bank, and cyber defence agency.
The Strangford MLA, who stood down as Ulster Unionist leader in March 2017, said he knew many people who felt "diminished" by the EU referendum result, believing a movement spearheaded by "English nationalists" had "denied them their sense of being European".
The continent faces its biggest challenge since the 1930s. We urge European patriots to resist the nationalist onslaught.
As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, it has become ever clearer, not just that Brexit has profound consequences for Ireland, but that Irish issues have profound consequences for Brexit.
This week, Steve and Chris are in conversation with Alyn Smith MEP about Brexit, devolution, subsidiarity, federalism, nationalism, and sweeties.