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We Shouldn’t Have To Give Special Favours To Retain Our Position In Europe

We Shouldn’t Have To Give Special Favours To Retain Our Position In Europe

Josh Boyle September 15, 2015 0

In all of the excitement after the (not particularly) shocking election of Jeremy Corbyn to the Labour leadership, one story that caught my eye has slipped under the radar of most of Westminster. The

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A Return to Barber’s Boom?

A Return to Barber’s Boom?

Backbencher November 9, 2013 2

Recent GDP and industrial figures have reinforced the view that growth is picking up pace rapidly. But is it a stable, sustainable recovery or a rapid dash for growth that will leave us on

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Mutti Merkel’s Mobile

Mutti Merkel’s Mobile

Backbencher November 8, 2013 0

Stephanie Surface looks at the damage done to German-US relations by exposure of the NSA’s bugging of Merkel’s phone, and the knock-on effects for personal data privacy The recent revelation that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s

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Germany’s Election Fallout: A Potential Crisis for Democracy?

Germany’s Election Fallout: A Potential Crisis for Democracy?

Backbencher October 6, 2013 0

Stephanie Surface argues that the consequences of the post German election coalition-building could be bad for German democracy After Angela Merkel’s expectations-surpassing result in the German National Election with a combined 41.5% for the

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Can Cameron take comfort from Merkel’s victory?

Can Cameron take comfort from Merkel’s victory?

Backbencher September 28, 2013 0

Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU were re-elected earlier this week with their best result since 1990. Will David Cameron’s Conservatives be able to perform a similar feat? Before the 2010 UK election, David Cameron visited Angela

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German Election Blues

German Election Blues

Backbencher August 16, 2013 2

Stephanie Surface reports from Bavaria on political homogeneity in Germany in the run-up to September’s critical elections There are now less than seven weeks to go before the important German Election for the Bundestag

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Germany’s New Eurosceptic Party

Backbencher March 15, 2013 2

Stephanie Surface describes and analyses the emergence of a new phenomenon on the German political landscape. “If the Euro fails, so will Europe”. “There is no alternative to the Euro”. Thus pronounced Angela  Merkel,

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Merkel & European Federalism: An Argument Against Further Powers For Brussels

Merkel & European Federalism: An Argument Against Further Powers For Brussels

Michael St George October 22, 2012 10

The essence of the polity we call a nation-state can be a nebulous concept to visualise, let alone articulate. Yet, despite the apparent elusiveness of precise definition, for 364 years since the 1648 Treaty

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