Today Rupa Huq MP is set to hold the government to account... ShareTweet Progress on equality is at risk. Gender issues are at the back of a long Brexit queue but if we don’t fight for them, we lose, and we lose fast. Some may have forgotten that we are mid celebration of women’s right … Continue reading Westminster Hall Debate Plug: Leaving the EU, Women’s Rights
Female parliamentarians, businesswomen, campaigners and others sign a letter to the Guardian highlighting the real risk of losing hard-won rights after Britain leaves the EU. Theresa May arrives at this week’s European Council summit in Brussels. Photograph: Nicolas Lambert/EPA This week’s European summit marks a critical moment in the Brexit negotiations. Much attention has been focussed … Continue reading Women’s Rights at Risk in Brexit Britain
Brexit turned on a particular notion of sovereignty; that ending the UK’s membership in the EU would “bring back” sovereignty to Parliament and end “Brussel's” control over UK law. This is political smoke and mirrors. We always had control. This may come as a surprise to some, but before you switch off, please, hear me … Continue reading Take Back Control: Political Smoke and Mirrors
Many of women's fundamental rights are enshrined under European law. Brexit could reverse all that. Nina Parker sends a call to arms. ShareTweet Young women were the largest demographic in 2016 to vote against Brexit. 80% voted to remain. This is our conversation too. So far, the Brexit conversation has been inundated with one particular … Continue reading How Women are Organising Against ‘Sexist’ Brexit
Women, especially young women, listen up – of the 18-24 year-olds who voted in the EU referendum, eight out of ten of us voted to Remain. Landslide. Putin or Mugabe would envy such a level of support. There were no guards outside the voting booth, no threats made to us or our families, so just … Continue reading Women of Britain – it’s time to make sure our voices are heard
Among the many things threatened by Brexit is one which seems to have escaped wider attention. And it is one which should resonate particularly strongly among the young... the return of roaming charges for using phones abroad. Yes, my fellow millennials, we could say au revoir, arrivederci and auf wiedersehen to all those Instagram live videos we send back from … Continue reading Return of the Roaming fees.
'TAKE BACK CONTROL...oh the irony' Brexit is a case study that turned on a particular notion of sovereignty. The notion that ending the UK’s membership to the EU would "bring back" sovereignty to Parliament and end Brussel's control over national law. This is a politically-driven fallacy. Due to the propaganda produced by unsavoury political factions, … Continue reading Sovereignty Fallacies and Brexit “Soundbites”