It’s a new year, and it’s time for another EUROPA-SoirÃƒÂ©e in the LME-LSE series (details here). This month we are talking about what Labour can learn from SÃƒÂ©golÃƒÂ¨ne Royal and her bid to become French President. Beyond that, the PS has managed a massive recruitment drive, and is at the forefront of efforts to use the internet for political campaigning. The event is free to attend, so if you would like a couple of hours of interesting and informal discussion, do come along!
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You are all joking, right? What would diverging just for the sake of it mean? How do you draft such a law? “We have to diverge”. “How?” “Don’t know. But we have to.” “In what respect?” “Don’t know. Make something up.” You are easily comforted if not having this dialogue suffices. https://twitter.com/faisalislam/status/1220404366231986183
CBI chief Fairbairn welcomes Chancellor “clarification” UK wouldn’t diverge “for sake of it”.
“Good to have clarification in terms of divergence from EU, that will be when its in economic interests of the country, not an obligation, a right we can use if we need to use it”
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About 20 years ago I moved to Germany for a little while. I'd been there twice before, both on school trips. But this time I moved to work, in Frankfurt. I spoke the tiniest bit of German, so I tried to learn a little bit more from some tapes made by a man called 'Michel Thomas'.
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