May 29, 2020

Just shy of six months since his successful election, Boris Johnson should be riding high, yet his position as Prime Minister seems oddly precarious. After fighting off a nasty bout of coronavirus his leadership has stalled amidst crises surrounding political failings...

April 18, 2020

A future after Covid-19 is a daunting thought. How might we be able to return to normality is an even more daunting question, as the Ithaca that we seek to harbour in again is no longer there. Writing at the beginning of April, what will come to be known as the early d...

April 16, 2020

During the 2008 financial crisis, many observers ventured to predict the impending collapse of the European single currency. Since 2016, the chaos and turbulence caused by Brexit have also led to the legitimacy crisis entailing the frailty of the EU. Yet what these two...

March 1, 2020

When the United Kingdom finally left the EU at 11pm on the 31st January 2020, I was one of the many people attending a ‘Brexit Party’. Though most of the people at this celebration, including myself, shared two things in common, we were Conservatives and we supported B...

February 13, 2020

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union is unprecedented. Not only did it come as a surprise to many European countries, it upset the fundamental unity the EU has been projecting to the rest of the world since its foundation in 1993. With a member state stepp...

April 4, 2019

“Cooperation is better than confrontation, and we have more to gain from opening than from being closed.” Such statements are routine from Emmanuel Macron, who praised multilateralism in the heart of the US Congress in front of Donald Trump. It is no surprise that he w...

March 20, 2019

Emmanuel Macron’s latest vision for the future of the European Project arrives as European Parliament elections loom ever closer and uncertainty as to the outcome of Brexit has never been higher.

In a manifesto addressed simply to the “citizens of Europe,” Macron waxes...

October 1, 2018

Over the course of a few years, Brexit has evolved substantially from a private fantasy to a national policy matter, and, after the damning referendum on June 23, 2016, it has become a conspicuous inevitability. The countdown to Britain’s official departure from the Eu...

September 30, 2018

Recently, there have been calls for a second EU referendum. This referendum would likely ask voters three questions whether to: accept a negotiated Brexit deal, remain in the EU, or leave with no deal. But why, two years after the UK voted to leave the EU, are we debat...

February 20, 2018

Blue. Blue was the colour of the sea surrounding them, and blue was the sky above. Blue were the edges of the boat, onto which dozens of people were desperately trying to hold on. Blue was the colour of their clothes; for some, the only belongings they managed to smugg...

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