Financial Times – Brexit need not mean the violent rupture.

“Sometimes there can be salvation in chaos. Britain’s inconclusive general election gives it the opportunity to revisit the terms of its future relationship with the EU.  Brexit need not mean the violent rupture imagined by Theresa May’s government. A better outcome, though, will test the generosity and patience of Britain’s partners. The post-election political impasse…

It’s not too late

Less reasoned, more toxic and more intolerant. A nation of division, intolerance, lower living standards and a slowing economy is not what people voted for.

Things to do: Keep Calm and Carry On

As a new Prime Minister, Chancellor, Foreign Secretary and a full blown “Secretary of State for exiting the European Union” are appointed; keep calm and carry on is the only thing one can  reasonably do…

Things to do: Support Mishcon de Reya’s legal challenge 

Leading law firm, Mishcon de Reya is challenging UK Government to ensure proper parliamentary involvement in any Article 50 process to trigger Brexit. Kasra Nouroozi, Partner, Mishcon de Reya said: We must ensure that the Government follows the correct process to have legal certainty and protect the UK Constitution and the sovereignty of Parliament in…

Things to do: Respectfully voice a doubt 

Already more than a third of voters are not convinced the UK will leave the EU, just one week on from the referendum; an Ipsos MORI poll for BBC Newsnight suggests. The poll also shows 48% of people now agree that there should be a General Election before the UK begins any Brexit negotiations. Growing awareness…

Things to do: Read the growing body of legal opinion

The referendum result itself is not legally binding in UK law, and it alone does not trigger the UK’s departure from the EU. That has to be done under the withdrawal process laid down in Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Constitutional lawyers are now clearly arguing that the Prime Minister is not able to issue…

Things to do: Petition the EU for citizenship

Things to do include registering that you value your EU citizenship; and in doing so demonstrating to the EU, people throughout Europe and to European leaders that you want to keep it.