Brits in Denmark could face Brexodus

The Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and EU could sacrifice the freedom of movement of UK citizens living in the EU. The Danish Ministry of Immigration says the Danish government will decide what will happen to Brits in Denmark once negotiations are concluded.

The media talk a lot about a potential Brexodus, whereby the effects of Brexit leads to an exodus of EU-citizens from the UK. There is much less focus on the plight of the 1 million UK citizens living in the EU. Read more of this post

Frygter ”no-deal” Brexit

Der bor over en million briter i EU, omkring 18,000 af dem i Danmark. På grund af Storbritanniens ambivalente forhold til Europa gennem århundreder, risikerer de at blive offerlam for en ”no-deal”- Brexit.

Storbritanniens forhold til Europa har altid været ambivalent, selvom EU er briternes største handelspartner. Fra romernes, vikingernes og normanernes invasioner, til debatter om hvorvidt landet skulle blive en del af EF og beslutningen om at melde sig ud af EU. Read more of this post

British Euroscepticism and the prospect of a no-deal Brexit

Over a million Brits live in the EU, around 18.000 of them in Denmark. As a result of Britain’s ambivalent relationship with Europe through the ages, they are now facing uncertainty and frustration at the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

Britain’s relationship with Europe has always been ambivalent. From the invasions of Britain by the Romans, Vikings and Normans to debates and votes on whether the UK should join the European Community and leave the EU. Read more of this post

Brexit means uncertainty

Confusion and uncertainty. That seemed to sum up the mood of many at an otherwise informative briefing for British Nationals in Denmark on citizens’ rights after the UK´s exit from the EU.

There are over 18.000 British citizens living in Denmark. Around 200 of them had turned up to hear about what Brexit would mean for them at a packed event hosted by the British Embassy in Copenhagen at the Danish Architecture Centre on Thursday. Read more of this post

Corbyn as PM would matter in Western Sahara

The Saharawis of Africa’s last colony Western Sahara don’t have many friends in high places around the world. But if Corbyn’s Labour wins the next UK election it might prove to be a breakthrough in the protracted conflict and prevent a war.

The people of Western Sahara are patient. Amongst other things they have endured an invasion and a colonial war against colonizer Morocco that lasted from 1975 to 1991, and have waited ever since for the independence referendum that they were promised as part of the cease-fire. Read more of this post

Corbyn-regering kan være vigtig brik i Vestsahara-konflikt

Saharawierne i Afrikas sidste koloni Vestsahara har ikke mange magtfulde venner rundt omkring i verden. Men hvis Labours Jeremy Corbyn bliver premiereminister efter næste valg, kunne det være et gennembrud og en måde at undgå endnu en krig i Nordafrika.

Vestsaharas folk saharawierne er tålmodige. De har blandt været igennem en invasion og krig mod Marokko fra 1975 til 1991, og de har ventet lige siden på den folkeafstemning om uafhængighed, som de blev lovet som en del af den efterfølgende våbenhvile. Read more of this post

Fattigdom hæmmer britiske børns læring

9 uf af 10 britiske lærere mener at fattigdom på britiske skoler hæmmer børnenes læring betydeligt, og 6 ud af 10 mener at denne effekt er blevet værre i de seneste tre år.

Det er nogle af hovedkonklusionerne i en ny undersøgelse, foretaget af de britiske læreres fagforening NEU og Child Poverty Action Group. Over 900 lærere svarede på undersøgelsen. Read more of this post

En verden for de få

Uligheden i verden stiger. Danmark og Storbritannien vil føre udviklingspolitik efter egne interesser, mens Corbyns Labour vil føre en politik ”for de mange, ikke de få”.

De rigeste 1 procent af verdens befolkning vil kontrollere 64 procent af verdens rigdomme i 2030, hvis de nuværende vækstrater fortsætter, har House of Commons Library, der rapporterer og briefer ansatte og medlemmer af det britiske underhus, regnet sig frem til. Read more of this post

Corbyn gør traditionel venstrefløjspolitik moderne igen

Labour-lederen Jeremy Corbyn fik markant fremgang, på en politik der ville demokratisere økonomien, stoppe den stigende ulighed, og hjælpe flygtninge. Det kan de danske partier i den såkaldte ”Rød Blok” lære af.

Jeremy Corbyn fik over 40 procent af stemmerne på at love traditionel venstrefløjspolitik ved det Britiske valg, selvom nærmest hele pressen, og dele af hans eget parti, havde stemplet ham og hans politik som håbløs inden valgkampen. Read more of this post

Why can’t I vote?

Why can’t I – a British citizen living abroad – register to vote in the next UK general elections, and why must I thus be denied the right to help determine the future of my country, and how it acts internationally, at a time when my vote matters more than ever?

I was born a British citizen in 1972 and have remained one to this day, although I have lived outside the UK (where I grew up in Cambridgeshire) since 1980. I eat marmite on my toast, dream and swear in English, and hope England do well at every World Cup and Euro finals, even though they always end up underachieving.  Read more of this post