I am a regular watcher of the BBC’s Question Time, although I should probably stay away for the sake of my blood pressure. Yesterday evening a special ‘Britain after Brexit’ episode was broadcast, during which an audience which was divided as the country was at the referendum (roughly 52:48) posed questions to a panel composed ofContinue reading “Question Time last night: ‘Britain after Brexit’”
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‘Post Truth Politics’ and the rise of the Right in the European Countryside
The events of recent months, especially in the light of yesterday’s result across the pond, are a sure sign that we a living in an epoch of ‘post truth politics’. Emotion and the power of story telling seems to run the roost above the plight of policy makers, who are desperately trying to push theirContinue reading “‘Post Truth Politics’ and the rise of the Right in the European Countryside”
Why do we need a European Common Agricultural Policy anyway?
As many readers will be aware, the Common Agricultural Policy, which makes up a significant amount of European spending, is due to be reformed in the wake of ‘Europe 2020’ (http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/index_en.htm). Between April and June 2010 a public debate was held which gathered a multiplicity of views on the future of the CAP. The resultsContinue reading “Why do we need a European Common Agricultural Policy anyway?”