We write to Alex Chalk about Cheltenham going even more Remain

Dear Alex I hope you have enjoyed, or are enjoying, your summer break. Whichever it is, you will have seen the recent major poll which showed Cheltenham, already a Remain town, moving even further to Remain (57.2%/42.8% in 2016 to 62.2%/37.8% now). This brings us even closer to the often talked about super-majority of 66%. … More We write to Alex Chalk about Cheltenham going even more Remain

Clutching at straws – or straws in the wind? Are the polls shifting?

We can’t reverse the Brexit vote unless public opinion shifts decisively against it. That would give MPs the courage to resist the current disastrous course of events. So what do the latest opinion polls tell us about the public mood? Until very recently, there has been little movement in the polling data for 15 months … More Clutching at straws – or straws in the wind? Are the polls shifting?

What could our students and young people lose if we leave the EU?

The EU commits €2.1 billion annually to supporting and developing young people through the Erasmus+ programme by: Helping undergraduates study at other European universities Promoting voluntary work opportunities through EVS Facilitating work placements and internships, helped by our EU Twin Town connections Involving young people in Youth Exchanges, with emphasis given to those with fewer … More What could our students and young people lose if we leave the EU?

How many Tiers can the EU accommodate?

  The top Tier of the Eurozone, along with the Schengen area, has the greatest integration. The current German and French governments want this to deepen, with an “ever-greater union”, even incorporating closer military cooperation. A second Tier is where the UK sits by choice. Always reluctant to be wholehearted about commitment to the European … More How many Tiers can the EU accommodate?