Author: Colin Gordon

No to No-Deal, Get a Good Deal

Colin Gordon

A socially-distanced public protest organized by Oxford for Europe took place at the BMW Mini Plant, Cowley on Thursday 8 October 2020. Key city figures back protest calling for deal to save Cowley. Key figures in Oxford’s community, academia, local government, Labour and business have welcomed UNITE’s new campaign for a Brexit deal. Several major […]

A Come-back for Extend?

Colin Gordon

Could the UK and EU still agree to extend the Brexit transition period? Perhaps.In desperate situations, all escape routes are a least worth checking. It might be helpful if experts gave these options a  closer look. During the months between the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and 30 June 2020 there was a period of […]

Sooner or later Starmer will have to talk about Europe

Colin Gordon

Starmer’s near silence on Brexit is not all bad news for pro-Europeans. Events will soon force him to say more. The full text of the short section devoted to Europe and Brexit in Keir Starmer’s speech yesterday to the virtual Labour Party conference is as follows: “The grown-up way to deal with Brexit is to […]

Parliament’s committees are where our democracy is alive and well

Colin Gordon

One of the mortifying ironies of Brexit is that the UK enjoyed a reputation until very recently as high-grade mentor and exemplar in practices of good government and governance. UK jurists had largely invented and written the European Convention of Human Rights; UK officials had a large part in designing the constitutional basis of the […]