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 #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…

12 Regional Rallies: Nottingham

I was recently made aware of the movement to organise 12 regional anti-Brexit rallies around the UK and delighted to discover that one is to take place in my hometown, Nottingham, a city which returned an ambivalent almost 50:50 result in the Brexit referendum but is in the heart of the strongly Leave voting territory…

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 #15: Ciarán Hanna

I’m delighted to share my recent interview with Ciarán Hanna, Deputy Chair of European Movement in Northern Ireland. From Northern Ireland, but having lived in Poland and France, and studied European Studies, Ciarán was keen to share his thoughts. Before we get to the interview, a word about The European Movement Northern Ireland: The European Movement is a…

Bremain In Spain

In the wake of the Brexit referendum on 23rd June 2016, as many of us grieved, pondered and tried to make sense of things, a number of pro-active individuals started to campaign. Some campaigns were linked to legal challenges around the vote itself; some campaigns were about celebrating Europe and saying to our fellow EU…

“Because We’re Still European”: Club Europ Express, Brighton.

Because We’re Still European is the slogan of Club Europ Express, a cultural project based in Brighton. An ongoing theme of this blog has become how music, culture, the arts, and the conversations they inspire, are some of the strongest connections across the continent. This was so before the Brexit referendum. Those connections are now…

Conversation #14: Marek Kohn

Photo credit: Monika Stachyra Marek Kohn is a British author and journalist. Much of his work is about the implications of scientific thinking in relation to human nature and society; his books exploring these themes include A Reason for Everything: Natural Selection and the English Imagination; As We Know It: Coming to Terms with an Evolved…