Outside the British Supreme Court last week, the atmosphere was tense, as pro-Brexit campaigners stood metres away from an anti-Brexit protest. Suddenly, a tussle between two protesters erupted, that had to be broken up by 7 policemen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYN1M2jUe7g Remain and Leave voters fundamentally disagree on almost all issues. A Twitter poll conducted for Westminster World, with 51 participants, showed that 86% of them have argued with someone they know about Brexit. Have you ever argued with anyone you know about #Brexit ? Poll for @WestWorldUK — Blyth Brentnall (@BlythBrentnall) December 7, 2016 “Brexit revealed a number of divides in UK society: between more and less educated people, older and younger people; and to some extent the class divide as well.
Nicola Sturgeon announced she would campaign for the EU to stay in the UK at a speech in London this Monday. The First Minister of Scotland said that there was “a real chance” of a second referendum on Scotland’s independence if the UK voted to leave the EU. Polls tend to show that Scotland will indeed vote to stay in the EU. Scottish National Party’s leader asked David Cameron to agree that all four nations of the UK had to vote in favour of leaving to make the exit possible, according to Channel 4 News. Such a decision would make “Brexit” very unlikely to happen since Scotland and Northern Island may both vote to stay. The European Union is an important trade partner for Scotland as 42% of its export out of the UK were with EU members, she said to The Guardian. She
Another Europe is Possible is a grassroots campaign mobilising undecided voters to stay in Europe in order to change it for the better. A throng of people loiter in a former brewery-cum-music venue in Brick Lane. Six red fireman poles punctuate the charcoal-coloured interior, and the only light in the room is that reflected off a disco ball. Just across the road in a different corner of the Old Truman Brewery, a similar gathering was held at the launch of Britain Stronger In Europe a few months ago. Tonight, a grassroots campaign, Another Europe is Possible, is pushing for a vote to stay in the European Union (EU). While the two ‘In’ campaigns may be close in origin, they could not be further apart in their vision for Europe. Another Europe is Possible is not seeking to be an
The Brexit issue will be the main topic of discussion at a two-day summit taking place in Brussels this Thursday and Friday. The President of the European Council Donald Tusk called this a “make or break summit”. Indeed the EU and the UK must now find an agreement on David Cameron’s claims before he sets up a date for a national referendum about a leave from the UK (possibly on June 23 according to the Financial Times). The Prime Minister already obtained compromises from the EU as Donald Tusk proposed an emergency possibility of supressing social aids to non-UK European workers for four years if needed. Indeed it goes against the essential principles of the EU to build equality between all European citizens. David Cameron asked for a permanent suppres