Brexit is Personal: Final Say for All

On Saturday, a friend I know through local politics invited me to a mysterious gathering known as a ‘Beehive’ in Nottingham city centre. It was upstairs in a pub and there was a mention of talking about Brexit, and it being recorded. Since I firmly believe that we MUST keep talking about Brexit and our…

Is this a holy thing to see? On Brexit and sadness.

This blog chronicles, in a way I didn’t intend at the outset, my feelings about Brexit since 2016. I’ve been thinking of posting more, now we’re into ‘endgame’ territory, but I couldn’t decide what tone to aim for. Then, today, two (perhaps three) voices and a news story helped me decide. I’m sad. This blog…

In Limbo – Voices for Europe: Download the Music!

Anyone who follows this blog regularly will have seen previous interviews and features on Peter Cook, and Rage Against the Brexit Machine, using music to oppose Brexit. As the country lurches closer to Brexit, the uncertain future faced by EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in other EU countries remains one of the most problematic…

Conversation #19: Hugh and Ciarán, hosts of Previously in Europe

In a flurry of mutual interviewing, you might have seen my latest post about the Previously in Europe podcast, or heard me talking to Hugh and Ciarán on the podcast itself. I couldn’t feature the podcast without finding out more about the people behind it. So here, in my 19th personal interview, is a bit more…

Shine A Light 4 Europe: 25 Feb 18.30 GMT

Last night, in a recording going out next Friday, I told the guys from the Previously in Europe podcast that one of the things I love about this blog – and being involved in the pro-EU community on social media – is all the creative ways people are campaigning against Brexit and showing their support…

Conversation #18: Simon Ferrigno

It’s been a little while since my last Conversation here on the blog. I can only blame a new full time job taking me away from my computer. But, the conversations continue and I’m back. And relaunching with this interview from the wonderful (and very active) Simon Ferrigno, who I met through social media a…

Reflections: Where are we now, and what will 2018 bring for Brexit?

It’s been a year and a half since June 2016 now. For Remainers, the pain of the referendum result is still fresh. I often wonder if Leavers still feel their triumph as vividly, with the same excitement, as they did that June morning. I know some Leavers, in my real life, but they’re mostly people…

A Song For Europe – Madeleina Kay

When I first interviewed Madeleina Kay, she was yet to become ‘EU Supergirl’ though she was certainly a leading pro-EU figure with her Letters2EU project and Alba Whitewolf books and illustrations. When I first interviewed Peter Cook, he was already leading the musical resistance to Brexit. The two combined for the Rage Against the Brexit Machine…

No, Jeremy Corbyn! The latest release in the musical fight against Brexit.

I’ve interviewed both Peter Cook and Madeleina Key for Conversations with Europe over the last few months. As two of the most high profile and creative pro-EU campaigners at the present time, it was inevitable that I’d soon be chatting to them about a joint project. RAGE Against the Brexit Machine, which I’ve also written…

Conversation #17: Kevin Gardner

Kevin Gardner is one of the many pro-EU folk I’ve met through my social media activity – and I really appreciate his enthusiasm to express his thoughts about Europe through this interview – one of the keenest interviewees I’ve had to date. Active with Manchester for Europe, this is the perfect time to share his…

Conversation #16: Yannis Karamitsios

Yannis Karamitsios was born in 1970, in Thessaloniki, Greece. He attended the German High School of Thessaloniki. He studied Law at the Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki and then European Law at the Europa Institut of Saarbrucken, Germany. He worked for several years as election observer and human rights officer for the missions of OSCE (Organization…