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…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

Conversation #12: Sue Wilson

Sue Wilson lives in Alcossebre, Spain, with her husband and five cats. She is a part time Project Manager, hoping to retire in the near future. Since the Brexit referendum, she has become better known as the Chair of Bremain in Spain, the pro-EU campaign group with over 5000 members, which represents British citizens living…

Conversation #11: Dominic Buxton

Photo credit: Oliver McNeil from Legend Photography Dominic Buxton is my next interviewee. His name comes up again and again in my pro-EU social media feeds, so I was delighted when he agreed to be interviewed. Dominic was born in London on 8 July 1999, moved to Germany at the age of three, and came back…

Conversation #10: Peter Cook

Photo Credit: Christina Jansen Peter Cook leads Human Dynamics, offering Business and Organisation Development. He also delivers keynotes around the world that blend business intelligence with parallel lessons from music, via The Academy of Rock. He is author of, and contributor to, eleven books on business leadership.  His three passions are science, business and music, having led…

No 10. Vigil, Breaking Brexit with Music and More

Photo credit: Bruce Tanner For the last six months, there have been unusual goings-on opposite Number 10 Downing Street. Passers-by might have seen a caricature of the Prime Minister’s head on a stick, endless creative and hard-hitting placards, a plethora of blue and yellow flags, a man impersonating the Foreign Secretary, and more… They might…

Conversation #9: Elena Remigi

Elena Remigi, 49 years old, is an Italian interpreter, translator, language teacher and creator of ‘In Limbo’, a collective book of 144 Brexit-related testimonies from EU citizens living in the UK. She was born and raised in Milan, where she is originally from and moved to Canada for a year when she was 19. She…