In order to understand why so much of our country voted for Brexit, I have been spending much of my time going on tour – visiting areas that voted to leave the EU. By June, I will have been to each of the 100 ‘most Brexit’ places and while visiting each of these places I am trying to meet as broad a cross-section of people as possible. This tour is about listening, more than anything else, as I believe that part of the motive for many Brexit voters was the – understandable –
This article first appeared as part of my weekly column for the New European. I recommend you read it on their website, but the full text can be found below as well. A little-known and little-noticed provision in the European Withdrawal Bill could be the key to triggering a referendum on any Brexit deal, writes ANDREW ADONIS Always read the small print. The monstrous EU Withdrawal Bill, meandering slowly through the Lords, contains a provision which virtually no-one noticed
If you skip forward to the 13:30 minute mark, you'll be able to to listen to my conversation with Paul Mason about what Labour's stance on Brexit should be on this week's Spectator podcast. Alternatively find The Spectator's podcast on any podcast platform.