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Louise Ankers
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Not a girl who misses much...
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Snap General Election
I thought it best to write a short post about the snap General Election, given I won't be able to write that many posts throughout it. I've got some Open Uni work on the go plus working 4 days a week plus a toddler to brin up so I generally don't have that ...

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Brexit - Free Movement of People Extended - BINO?
I’m wary of putting too much hope in this government, but
post Article 50 being triggered, the government seems to be executing a pivot
towards policies which seem sensible. Theresa May has indicated that for an “implementation period”
the free movement of ...

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I pay for journalism. Here's what I want in return....
I don’t want to link to any of the stuff, but there was a kerfuffle
over the weekend on Twitter about journalism and ethics. One senior journalist
decided to lay into a political party’s press operation, and a more junior
journalist criticised this in publi...

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On Only Retweeting Women Of Colour in Black History Month
After seeing a tweet which I now cannot find urging me to only retweet Women of Colour for Black History Month, I tried it out.   I learnt:    I do not follow enough Women of Colour, so I asked for recommendations and now follow some superb women, examples ...

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Did a failure of social democracy cause Brexit?
I'm wary of criticising other strands of political thought, because generally they all interest me and have upsides and downsides. However, a number of people seem to have convinced themselves that either an over-reach of liberalism or "neo-liberalism" or w...

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Brexit positive.....
One positive thing about Brexit is we are actually having a debate about our place in the world and what type of immigration we want which I'm not sure many other countries are doing. We will find this comes to the fore as we want to have trade deals with t...

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Surviving Brexit : For Generation X and Millennials
As Brexit looks ever more inevitable, it's pretty imperative that as a member of GenX and almost a millennial - I was born in 1979. I have to make sure I'm in the best position to deal with the next twenty years. Hopefully we will avoid a recession but most...

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The Case for the Single Market : Rights, Economic Direction of Travel and Commercial Peace.
It strikes me that both pre and post referendum, those of us who really would have preferred to Remain, are actually failing to properly make the case for doing so. Presuming that we accept the will of the British people and leave the EU, my own position is...

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Not having a Parliamentary vote on Brexit is a mistake....
I think Theresa May's decision not to have a Parliamentary vote on Brexit is a mistake. Firstly, because it means that it's all on her. Without a mandate from Parliament the "bumpy ride" of Brexit is sure to end up with a blame game occurring. And without e...

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Relationship counselling and leaving the EU
The divorce analogy for Brexit annoys me because it's simplistic and moreover takes people in odd directions about mid-life crisis and tends to assume Britain is a man as well, for some reason I can't quite fathom. Anyway, the other side of this is how we r...
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