On Brussels: Fighting Fires

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here. The pandemic does now appear to be easing across the EU. Across most of the twenty-seven, infection and death rates are dropping. But amidst a current surge in Turkey, the EU is reminded of just…

The New Erasmus+ – will the Turing Scheme be enough for Britain?

Like all other Modern Languages students in the UK, I couldn’t wait for my Year Abroad. Although it was cut short by coronavirus, I spent six months in the beautiful university town of Tübingen in south west Germany. I was…

On Brussels: Fighting the Curve

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here Across the EU, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is being rapidly rolled out. Many EU members, including France, Germany, Spain and Sweden, will begin vaccinating en masse on 27 December. After a foul year, the end of…

On Brussels: The Brexit Beast Roars Back

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here Now more than four years old, the Brexit process has surprised, astonished and confounded throughout its existence. So it seems fitting that, as it reaches its ignoble end, some of the more jaw-dropping…

Brexit Update: Post-Brexit Realities Begin to Bite

After years of debate, negotiations and impasse, Britain will leave the EU this Friday, the 31st January 2020. This will be the final Brupdate before Brexit Day. In Britain, a strange calm seems to have descended since December’s general election.…

Brexit Update: The Election That Changed Everything

It was the Russian radical activist Emma Goldman who once said, “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal” – she could not have been more wrong. Britain’s vote to leave the EU on 23rd June 2016 changed everything. One…

Brexit Update: A Local View on a National Election

The UK’s general election is drawing ever closer. Yet still – mere days away from polling day – no one seems to be able to predict what will happen with any real certainty. This is due to the fact that…

Brexit Update: Yet Another Election

It’s the Brexit deadline that wasn’t, then almost was, but then again wasn’t. Britain’s ‘do or die’ Halloween exit from the EU ended up being nothing more than unfulfillable hyperbole. Warnings that Britain would “explode” if the Halloween deadline was…