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The UK decision to withdraw from the EU: parliament or government?

If the principle of parliamentary sovereignty is to continue to have real meaning in Britain, the decision to leave the EU must be taken by parliament, not the government.
Piet Eeckhout
17 October 2016

Starts: Oct 17, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain?

What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
Sean Hanley
1 August 2016

Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Hollande's response to the Nice massacre will please only the far right

On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
Philippe Marlière
18 July 2016 More...

Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Generation X Reflects: British – German Encounters

Publication date: Feb 16, 2012 07:29 PM

Start: Mar 07, 2012 12:00 AM

7 March 2012

UCL Garden Room
Wilkins Building
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Date and Time:
Wednesday 7 March 2012, 6.30pm


Rising literary stars Jan Brandt and Joe Dunthorne, in conversation with Philip Oltermann.

Readings and discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.

Jan Brandt’s debut novel Gegen die Welt [Against the World], a story of growing up in a remote village on the northwestern edge of West Germany in the late 1980s and 90s, was shortlisted for the prestigious Deutscher Buchpreis in 2011, while Joe Dunthorne’s first novel, Submarine, a coming-of-age tale set in South Wales during the same period, became a successful film (directed by Richard Ayoade) in 2011.

Jan Brandt was a visiting student at UCL German Department 1997-98, and the compere for the evening will be Guardian journalist and UCL (Centre for European Studies) alumnus Philip Oltermann.

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