An open letter to Boris Johnson from one of his constituents. David Keys, historian and author on the subject of Russia and Ukraine.
The National Trust says delays in the heritage scheme set to replace EU funding risk “erasing or damaging history.” Another Brexit bonus?
This week id the start of three days of protest by Steve Bray and SODEM outside parliament. It started with Brexit and now it’s about corruption.
Grassroots for Europe, along with other pro-European organisations is very concerned about the new powers created by the Policing Bill.
Many people, including right across the North East will have to make the hard choice of whether to eat or heat in 2022. We need to hold the government to account.
Last night, I was unfortunate enough to overhear a meeting of the local UKIP party. I’ve never heard such an unhappy bunch of winners, their whole meeting seemed to be about settling scores with unbelievers!
Greggs has been a real success story – so much so that you can practically taste it!
A new poll suggests that the tide may be turning for voters in Red Wall areas. Those polled preferred Keir Starmer to Boris Johnson as PM.
Here are the five most read articles of 2021. Why not have a read and share?
Brexit isn’t working is the message of North East residents, who took to the streets of Newcastle this weekend to protest against the local impact of the recent HGV and supply chain crisis. Campaigners from North East for Europe spoke to members of the public at Grey’s Monument on Saturday about shortages of goods and […]
North East residents will be on the streets of Newcastle today to protest against the local impact of the recent HGV and supply chain crisis. Campaigners from North East for Europe will be speaking to members of the public at Grey’s Monument on Saturday 20 November about shortages of goods and the difficulties faced by […]
As the UK moves towards the end of its first full year outside the EU, a recent poll suggested that there is a small majority in favour of rejoining the EU. This then prompts the question, does the EU want the UK back? As a UK national and a relatively new Luxembourgish citizen resident in […]
By now, we should all be aware of how jingoism and stereotyping – especially towards immigrants – brought about the vote to leave the European Union. Who can forget the misleading, and deliberately provocative, anti-migrant ‘Breaking Point’ poster? Or Theresa May, when Home Secretary, with the ‘Go Home’ vans? These two examples (amongst many more) […]
The day started well before dawn. A few of us piled into Central Station, Newcastle with about half a dozen other early starters onto the mostly empty 6.20 train to Edinburgh, en route to Glasgow. The EU and Scottish flags were effectively combined to for what would be a recurring theme for the day alongside […]
Today a group of Tynedale locals from North East for Europe are taking part in an Action Day for Farmers outside of Hexham Mart. The group has become increasingly aware of the difficulties farmers face in the current climate due to Brexit and government policy. North East for Europe, which is part of the European […]
Three vulnerable EU citizens living in the UK were locked out of accessing the justice system to challenge deportation orders because of conflicting government procedures and lengthy delays. These are the findings of a Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) investigation published today. A law centre charity that provides legal representation for people who have […]
Sadly, my energy provider has gone bust, It was Pure Planet, a 100% green energy provider. It’s the 13th Energy provider to go broke. I have been switched to Shell. Another provider serving 1.7 million is also reported to be in financial difficulties. Some of these firms might have survived if the UK had invested to […]
There is much public outrage at the thought of raw sewage in our rivers and seas. A look at cause and effect. Science and sewage.
Raw sewage has been in the news a lot recently. This was all foreseen in 2017 when Hearts not Hate campaigned on ‘we love clean beaches’.
New research has shown that more people are working from home due to difficulties caused by the petrol shortages.
I am sure I am not alone in deploring and regretting our exit from the Single market and the Customs Union
The loss of freedom of movement due to Brexit means that British teachers now need a permit to work in Europe.
I fear I could be suffering from Schadenfreude, as I find myself somewhat unable to show empathy for the boss and biggest shareholder of Wetherspoons pub chain, Tim Martin. Brexit promoting Tim Martin must take some of the blame for the current crises in food, energy, labour and logistics, that the country is still reeling from. He […]
I was in Malta last week. A surreal experience with a Mediterranean climate, English spoken, fish’n’chips (and mushy peas!!) in a posh café in Valletta. In conversations with the friendly Maltese, the prevailing words, uttered quietly, once the polite language about shared history, culture and friendship had been done – “but Brexit….”; as if referring […]
On 5 October the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Coronavirus met to discuss the UK government’s ‘Winter Plan’ with witnesses giving expert evidence from a local, national and international perspective. In September the Prime Minister announced the plans for tackling Covid during autumn and winter in England. ‘Plan A’ is designed to prevent […]
North East protestors at the gates of parliament to highlight concerns over Northern Ireland protocol
Yesterday a group of protesters with Irish, British and EU nationalities went to London to highlight their belief that the rewriting of the Northern Ireland protocol is not democratic. Some came from the group, North East for Europe, representing the region’s Irish community. Spokesperson Louise Brown said: “We were out protesting yesterday as it is […]
Bus routes and services are experiencing disruption across the country, particularly in the North East. This is a knock on effect from the HGV crisis as bus drivers are being ‘poached’ by haulage bosses for hugely increased wages. The reasons for the bus driver shortages Gateshead Council leader Martin Gannon, chairman of the North East […]
North of Tyne Mayor, Jamie Driscoll, sums up the North East’s attitude towards Boris Johnson’s so-called “Levelling-Up Agenda” – there is quite literally no definition of what it actually is, despite the Prime Minister having been in Number 10 Downing Street for two years. Something which is born out in the representative poll of 10,000 […]
Boris Johnson was accused of cakeism, when he claimed that there would be no downsides to his hard Brexit policies. We now have evidence that it is not really possible “to have your cake and eat it”. Trade with the EU is no longer frictionless, thus resulting in a drop of UK exports. The current […]
It’s not that a high wage, high productivity economy is a bad idea. It’s what we desperately need to improve the lot of everyone in our broken society. It’s the bare-faced insincerity of Boris Johnson, the man who dreamed up the argument, perhaps even as he spoke to Andrew Marr last Sunday, as a way […]