Author Archives: Mark Lazarowicz
The right of EU citizens in the UK to vote after ‘Brexit’
EU citizens in the UK are rightly concerned about many aspects of the future in the UK – their right to remain, their jobs, and much else. I can well imagine that for many people in that situation, the question … Continue reading
Will Scotland get more powers after Brexit?
Many people have assumed that one side effect of Brexit will be that the powers currently devolved to the Scottish Parliament and Government will be enhanced. That is because many, perhaps even most, of the powers which are currently exercised … Continue reading
How the Scottish Parliament can stop environmentally damaging APD cuts
A committee of the Scottish Parliament is currently looking at proposals for an “Air Departure Tax Bill” to replace Air Passenger Duty (APD) when this is devolved next year. Like many people, I’m concerned at the Scottish Government’s plans … Continue reading
What should Labour’s pro-Europeans do now?
This week’s Commons vote in favour of the Bill triggering Article 50, has angered and upset many Labour party members. I share those feelings. But, as on any occasion in life and politics, when things don’t go the way you … Continue reading
Tam Dalyell – some personal memories
The death of Tam Dalyell, one of the most remarkable Labour MPs that I have known, has been rightly marked today by extensive obituaries in many media outlets. I won’t try to add to the full accounts of his … Continue reading
Labour must reject Theresa May’s Brexit strategy
Over the last few days there has been a lot of uncertainty over what the Labour Party position will be when Parliament votes on whether, and how, the UK government should begin the process of leaving the EU. That lack … Continue reading
Will Trump declare war on the EU?
Not in a literal sense, of course, with bombs and armies, but it is a reasonable question to ask given some of what he and his closest supporters have been saying over the last few days. Trump himself has made … Continue reading
Scotland – and Edinburgh – needs to keep on campaigning to save the Green Investment Bank
One of the undoubted successes for Edinburgh achieved by effective campaigning was the decision to establish the headquarters of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) in Edinburgh. Like all successful initiatives, the GIB was claimed as an achievement across the … Continue reading
EU citizens must keep the right to vote
©Debating Europe 2017 This article was first published in NewEuropeans.net on 5 January 2017: see here: https://neweuropeans.net/article/1655/eu-citizens-must-keep-right-vote Many EU citizens living in the UK have expressed their concern about their right to continue to live and work here when and … Continue reading
Scotland’s Place in Europe?
The publication of the Scottish Government’s options for Scotland’s relations with Europe post-Brexit drew predictable responses, not least within Scottish Labour. Although Kezia Dugdale wisely responded that by saying she would consider the proposals carefully, some of the more gung-ho … Continue reading