London4Europe Chair Nick Hopkinson makes a personal selection.
2017 was a terrific year for blogs on L4E. I am enormously grateful to all our contributors - and to you our readers who make it worthwhile. I am particularly glad when blogs are reposted, shared or printed locally as campaign material.
I wanted to make sure that the best blogs were given another airing so that you could look at any that you had missed or review those you had read months ago. It was hard to whittle them down to just the traditional top ten; so I didn't. Here in date order is my list of the top dozen blogs of 2017:
- The case for the UK remaining in the European Union - “A year ago I gave 30 talks and debates in and around Greater London on the case for remaining in the European Union. Unlike all of Leave’s promises, almost all our predictions have come true. This was not Project Fear – we warned about Project Reality” - 14 March 2017
- The EU – the transformative effect - 15 March 2017
- Brexit will be defeated by Brexit (but YOU need to help) - 28 March 2017
- EU Successes: The Single Market - May wants to sacrifice future British prosperity for a vague commitment to slash EU immigrant numbers - 28 May 2017
- Capital gains tax and bendy bananas - life is really not simpler when regulations go away - 16 July 2017
- Why Leave? A Call to Leavers AND Remainers - Remainers must become more prominent in their belief that the UK should still refrain from leaving the EU, and the June election has only made this more urgent. Britain can have a strong role to play in the EU, becoming prominent in ensuring greater well-being for all its citizens and practicing its well-honed diplomatic skills and international experience. Why lose prominence? - 25 July 2017
- To stay in the EU, do we have to accept the 2016 referendum result as valid? - Leave voters stop listening when Remain campaigners complain about the conduct of the 2016 referendum and call for the result to be set aside - 21 October 2017
- Article 50 is not forever - Most well-informed people believe that the Article 50 notification may be revoked unilaterally - 26 November 2017
- Immigration or Austerity? We need to examine the causes of Brexit and build a fairer society - 29 November 2017
- The Irish Border - Nothing has been solved – who will lose out? - 11 December 2017
- The case for the Referendum on the Terms - Give the people the final say - 11 December 2017
- Is Keir the new Boris? - Labour’s have-your-cake-and-eat-it Brexit - 20 December 2017