Brexit

Be A Voice: Labour’s Support for a Second Referendum

Be A Voice: Labour’s Support for a Second Referendum

With the rejection of Labour’s new amendment in Parliament, Corbyn has broken his streak of ambiguity to publicly support this second vote. It is fundamental to set aside party agendas at this point to truly grasp what a second referendum would mean for Britain.

Be A Voice: The Irish Backstop Debate and Historical Naivety

Be A Voice: The Irish Backstop Debate and Historical Naivety

With 2019 marking Britain’s departure from the EU and the centenary anniversary of the Irish War of Independence, very turbulent times could lie ahead. Discussions about the Irish border have come to dominate the Brexit debate over recent times for highly significant reasons.

Be A Voice: Cash for Constituencies

Be A Voice: Cash for Constituencies

“Parliamentary votes in exchange for cash doesn’t solve any of the major debates that now surround the Brexit deal, such as the Irish border, freedom of movement or membership of the customs union. Labour MPs who would accept such an arrangement should understand that their compliance would allow these debates to be avoided and a botched deal to be passed through parliament at a vital point in British politics.”

Be a Voice: A Second Referendum is Possible

Be a Voice: A Second Referendum is Possible

“With less than 65 days to go, and Theresa May’s Plan B looking no different to her Plan A, any hope that the UK would be able to make an orderly and dignified exit from the EU on the 29th March has been dashed, while MPs on all sides of Parliament realise that a second referendum just might be the solution to the deadlock over Brexit.”

Be a Voice: What's Next for Theresa May and Brexit?

Be a Voice: What's Next for Theresa May and Brexit?

“It isn’t perfect – that’s absolutely for sure. But dragging government down wildly separate paths hasn’t borne fruit and will continue to fail us. Common Market 2.0, as dubbed by Halfon and Powell in their joint pamphlet announcing support for the policy – is the only path which has the potential to command a parliamentary majority.”

Be a Voice: Reforming Higher Education in the UK

Be a Voice: Reforming Higher Education in the UK

“Data gathered from The Higher Education Statistics Agency shows that the number of first-class and second-class degrees awarded from British Universities has soared. In the 2016/17 academic year, 26% of students graduating from British universities were leaving with a first-class degree, an 8% increase from 2013.” Lucinda discusses the possibility for reform within the higher education sector.

Be A Voice: Theresa May’s best Brexit option is to negotiate a UK-EU customs union

Be A Voice: Theresa May’s best Brexit option is to negotiate a UK-EU customs union

“The EU are not budging, and a no-deal Brexit would harm the economic and political stability of the British Isles. The creation of a UK-EU customs area carves a sensible middle path for the prime minister.” Richard makes the case for a UK-EU customs union.

Be a Voice: Where Brexit has left us now – Labour special report

Be a Voice: Where Brexit has left us now – Labour special report

After more than 40 years membership with the European Union, the UK has voted to leave. We are now half way through the two-year period of Brexit negotiations, and it is scheduled that the UK will depart the EU at 11 pm GMT, on Friday, March 29th 2019. But where has Brexit left us now? Jujia Li investigates. 

Be A Voice: The charm wore off on Valentine’s Day

Be A Voice: The charm wore off on Valentine’s Day

"How fitting it was that Boris Johnson should be the man to try and woo Remainers on Valentine’s Day with a speech spelling out the benefits of Brexit." Luke Jeffery analyses the Boris Johnson's much-antiticpated Brexit speech on 14th February. 

Be A Voice: Labour must address national identity if it is to win England

Be A Voice: Labour must address national identity if it is to win England

"With Theresa May’s Conservative government in disarray, Jeremy Corbyn’s claim that the Labour Party are a government in waiting may not seem so far from the truth." So why is Labour still behind in the polls, and what does it have to do with identity?