About this blog
Welcome to my blog - The Great Unravelling
This blog tries to make sense of Britain's decision to leave the EU and what it means for Britain's place in the world. This sesimic event in British and European politics cannot be understood in isolation to wider global political trends and economic processes.
This is a conversational blog so do please feel free to join in.
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Category Archives: Europe
Over the last few days there has been increased speculation about the possibility of a referendum on Britain’s relationship with Europe. This has been fuelled by David Cameron’s piece in the Sunday Telegraph and a corresponding response from Liam Fox. … Continue reading
The meeting today of the European Council kicks of yet another round of European Summitry to resolve the structural ills affecting the Eurozone. Europe’s inability over the last two years to take the necessary corrective steps bodes ill both for the … Continue reading
You can always gauge how sensible ones comments are on Europe by the furore they create in certain quarters. The more sensible the comments, the more severe the tongue lashing. The Telegraph’s reaction today to the recent submission from the … Continue reading
The reaction across European capitals to the Greek elections appears to be one of sober relief. With Greek so deeply divided and with Europe still short of a road map to solve the Eurozone’s structural problems this is not a … Continue reading
Listen closely to the recent political statements of certain European politicians, not least Chancellor Merkel, and you will realise that the terms of the Euro zone debate have changed significantly in recent weeks. If you are interested in delving beyond … Continue reading
Ecumenical visits to Helsinki, Finland and then to Novi Saad, Serbia, followed by the debate on the Queen’s Speech has meant there has been little time to blog. There has certainly been no shortage of issues to write about –Chicago … Continue reading