Brexit and the undermining of parliamentary democracy

During the campaign, proponents of Brexit loudly proclaimed that they sought to uphold Parliamentary sovereignty, but the votes of their supporters may have undermined it. Almost all Parliamentary leaders and a clear majority of MPs supported Remain, in a House of Commons that was elected less than 14 months ago. By calling a referendum with […]

Why the European Movement in the UK is more important than ever

Like many people throughout the country, the news that we had lost the referendum campaign, brought an almost physical pain akin to grief. If, as has often been suggested, there are 5 stages of dealing with grief beginning with denial and ending with acceptance, I have no intention of moving beyond step 2 – anger! […]

Press Notice: EU Referendum Petition to be debated

More than 4 million pro-Europeans recently signed the petition “EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum”: The House of Commons’ Petitions Committee has decided to schedule a debate on this petition. The debate will take place on 5 September at 4.30pm in Westminster Hall, the second debating chamber of the House of Commons. […]

Student Debate on EU Referendum

As part of L4E’s outreach work Committee Member Richard Newcombe facilitated a debate between Year 12 students at Trinity High School in Woodford Green on the issues surrounding tomorrow’s referendum on membership of the EU. Eight students ( four on each side) debated the issues of remaining or leaving the EU. Richard facilitated the debate by helping the students […]

The EU is more democratic than the UK – It’s the pot calling the kettle black.

Brexiters swear that the EU is undemocratic, complaining that “We can’t throw them out’”, as if the EU were a Federal State like the USA – by the way, even there the President is elected indirectly through an electoral ‘college’ of votes from its states – not directly. But the EU is not a federal […]