Prepared by Nick Crosby, 4 June 2016 v3   It’s Not the Economy, Stupid. It’s my Country, Stupid: Identity could trump economic appeals in the Referendum What profiteth a man to have a few extra pennies in his pocket…

Your Majesty, May it please you to receive these humble words after your recent proclamation on the foundation of the European Union. I  noted that your recent comments directly contradict your published edict of two years ago. Perhaps the facts…

In this week’s Podcast, we discussed deliberative policy making and technology in the EU and beyond. 01:05 Aims and Origins of Democratic Society 02:05 Overview of Projects 03:05 NHS Project 04:00 How OpenEU appeals 05:20 Open EU recommendations 07:15 Technology…

Laura and I discussed: 0:00 Her creation of and the work she leads for the Media Coach 02:30 The challenges of Communications in Brussels 03:45 Making messages ‘sticky’ 05:35 The different styles of communications in the Bubble 07:10 Some advice…

Jon and I discussed: 1:15 Voter registration for UK referendum 06:45  Would UK ‘out’ help EU and a reply to Anand Menon 15:30 Why the UK is particularly different and difficult 20:30 German Regional elections and populism 22:30 Policy challenges…

I interview Alisdair Gray, a leading Brussels and EU expert,  on the UK Referendum Campaign and UKIP. We talked in a cafe near the European Parliament (apologies for the background tinkling of plates). Show times/ issues covered: 01:10 Matthew Goodwin…

The Pro Europeans can be their own worst enemies. Often highly left-brained, remorselessly logical and fact-based, too often they argue a dry, economic case for membership. We have to go beyond economics. As Farage has admitted, he could live in…

DAVID CAMERON: PANTS ON FIRE Reflections on the Prime Minister’s disastrous EU summits over the past two years and the destiny of a great people My initial impression is of a man who suddenly realises his pants are on fire….