Plus: Here in Spain, I tremble at the prospect of losing water and electricity, and of eating Spanish meat. And: Prepare for my sordid confessions.
Posts Tagged: Spain
I live and work in Spain. My fiancée is an EU citizen. Each of our futures, and our shared plans, are now tangled in a Brexit waiting game.
Rupert Matthews: We don’t just need a good Brexit deal for Britain. We need one for the Falkland Islands too.
They benefit from tariff and quota-free access. If you eat calamari in southern Europe, there is about a 50 per cent chance it is a Falklands squid.
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.
Henry Newman: The unified reaction to the Skripal affair suggests talk of Britain’s ‘isolation’ was premature
To listen to some commentators a few weeks ago, you’d have thought it was only EU membership – not shared interests and values – that brings allies together.
J Meirion Thomas: If we are to stop losing our best doctors, we must keep training and retraining them
Some specialist hospitals have made stellar consultant appointments from abroad. However, many doctors relocating here are economic migrants.
Behind the scenes many of Europe’s nations and regions are weighing the cost of a hard Brexit and pushing for a better deal.
Hugo Sugg: I’ve been homeless and live on the edge of poverty. Let’s help others like me with low hours contracts.
I joined the Conservatives six months after this year’s general election, with a vision to help us progress in the area of social equality.
Those who still refuse to accept we’re really going to leave the EU are misreading the process, the politics, and the people.
EU leaders – encourage by a rump of British Europhiles – are pursuing the fantasy that if they bully us enough, we might change our minds.
Self-determination always involves conflict. In some cases that is justified, a conflict of necessity. In others it is not.
The tiniest quantum of goodwill would have solved – indeed, might yet solve – the problem. But neither side is willing to display it.
It’s unimaginable that Westminster would have acted towards Scotland as Madrid has acted towards Catalonia.
His toothless policy towards the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein has created an unsustainable democratic vacuum in Northern Ireland.
There is a case for the EU guaranteeting internal as well as external frontiers – which would make Scottish independence impossible were the UK to remain an EU member.