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May 2021

Spotlight on British politics

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - May 21 @ 12:00 pm
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The second UK in a Changing Europe Spotlight series examines the future of British politics, covering areas such as the May election results, lessons for the political parties, national identities and the UK constitution.

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2021 Elections Review

May 17 @ 18:00 pm - 19:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Free webinair with Jackie Jones (ex-MEP, and candidate for Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency in the 2021 Senedd elections) and Peter Lamb (Leader of Crawley Council) The elections in May this year are the first since the UK left the EU, and the first since Keir Starmer assumed the leadership of the Labour Party. They represent a vital chance for Labour to grasp control of some of the most important institutions in British life, from local councils to the devolved legislative bodies…

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How Brexit Affects What I Eat and What I See

May 18 @ 19:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

East Midlands European Movement invites you to our next Zoom meeting, with farmers, environmentalists and activists Liz Webster and Andrew Brown. To join the meeting, click on the Zoom link below and enter details when prompted: Meeting ID: 829 5884 6478 Passcode: 154765

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Why should the UK rejoin Erasmus+ and how?

May 19 @ 20:00 pm
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Free

Late last year the UK Government went back on their earlier promise and announced that the UK would be leaving the Erasmus+ educational programme, and partially replacing it with a new Turing scheme. But is the Turing scheme an adequate replacement? Our panel discussion will explore why the UK should rejoin the Erasmus+ scheme, and how this can be achieved. For further details and to register, please click the link below.

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Stories of Brexit campaign action day

May 21
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This Brexit deal has hit our people, our communities, and our economy hard. People like Willa, the businesswoman worried about future trade with Europe; Andrew, the farmer worried about his farm; and Sophia, a classical musician unable to ply her trade. If we want to turn the tide and start building back what we lost, now is the time to start making some noise.  It is time to take action. There are simple things, small changes that the government could make right now to make people’s lives easier.…

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Saving Europe’s summer: mission impossible?

May 26 @ 14:30 pm - 15:30 pm
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Questions to be addressed include: What are the major challenges to restore free travel in Europe? How can the EU ensure the harmonization of travel measures and strong cooperation between member states? How can health protocols and standards in the travel industry reassure national governments and travelers? Which countries will be willing to ease travel restrictions for certificate-holders? Will the digital green certificate be used to ease travel? Will the Schengen zone return to normal once the pandemic dies down? When will travel be open to the rest of…

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How do we fix our broken democracy?

May 26 @ 20:00 pm - 22:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free

Every day it becomes more obvious that our first past the post system is not fit for purpose, Around sixty percent of the electorate are unrepresented, disengaged, disenfranchised and disillusioned. We must have electoral reform. West Country Bylines is hosting a Q&A session on this burning issue with a cracking panel drawn from campaign organisations and political parties. This is your chance to ask questions, make suggestions and connect with others equally concerned with the parlous state of our democracy.…

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