Paul Andrew Dunne

Merkel: We must fight for our future as Europeans

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Europeans must fight for their destiny in the face of weakening ties with traditional allies such the USA and the UK. Merkel reached this conclusion after the recent G7 summit, in which Trump refused to back the Paris Climate Agreement. Her remarks, made during a speech in a Munich beerhall, have widely been seen as a sign Germany is ready to push for further European integration and cooperation in the face of Trump’s election, the #brexit referendum and ongoing challenges with Russia. Here is the key quote from her Munich speech: “The times when we...

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Macron pledges to defend Europe in victory speech

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged in his victory speech to defend Europe “the common destiny the peoples of our continent have given themselves” and to “rebuild the link between Europe and the people it is made up of, between Europe and citizens.” Macron’s strong stance on Europe was visible throughout his entire election campaign. Crowds attending his rallies waved EU flags while he spoke about his support for Europe. With Ode To Joy, the European anthem, as his opening music, Macron’s victory speech was no exception. You can watch it below, or read the full transcript at the bottom...

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EU leaders present united front on #brexit

The EU has defied leading leave campaigners’ expectations of disunity today by quickly and unanimously agreeing the guidelines for the upcoming #brexit negotiations. Leaders burst into applause after it took a mere 4 minutes for them to reach agreement, at a special summit in Brussels of all 27 EU leaders minus the UK. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council highlighted that no negotiations on the future relationship with the UK will take place until sufficient progress on citizens rights, finances and the border issue in Ireland is reached. ‘Sufficient progress’ is to be defined by unanimous decision from all 27 leaders....

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Gina Miller Launches Best for Britain campaign

Gina Miller has launched Best for Britain, a new crowdfunded campaign to back politicians who will support a meaningful vote on the UK’s future relationship with Europe, and who are prepared to reject anything which leaves Britain worse off. The London investment manager, who previously led a successful legal challenge over #brexit, has raised almost £300,000 in less than a week to fund the UK’s ‘biggest tactical voting drive ever.’ Over 10,000 people have donated so far. Gina is encouraging the public to vote for MPs who want to see all #brexit options on the table: “The idea that Parliament should simply...

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Blair: Vote for anyone open-minded on #brexit

Tony Blair has urged voters to consider backing any candidate who promises to have an open mind on the terms of the final #brexit deal in June’s General Election – even if they are Conservative or Liberal Democrat. If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here http://chirb.it/2tGOtm In an interview on  BBC Radio 4’s The World This Weekend, the former Labour prime minister said the public should put party allegiances aside to prevent what he called a “steamroller election” on the most “dramatic issue of our time”. Pointing to the latest polls which show a landslide Conservative...

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