YEM UK Statement on the General Election 2017

Yet again British politics has proven itself able to surprise as for the second consecutive time, a gambit taken by the UK Conservative Party has failed to bear fruit, meaning it will likely have to conclude some kind of an agreement with the DUP in Northern Ireland. There may even be another election soon in Read more about YEM UK Statement on the General Election 2017[…]

Statement on the Snap General Election Announcement

YEM UK Press Release – June 8th Snap Election: Today we learned in a announcement from Theresa May that the UK will undergo a snap General Election on Thursday 8th June 2017. First of all, we should highlight that like many we were taken by surprise by the announcement. The more so because the Prime Read more about Statement on the Snap General Election Announcement[…]

Say Hello To YEM UK’s New Shop!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new range of European-themed products! 100% of our profits will be re-invested into YEM to help support our local branches, run our campaigns and host our events. We appreciate every penny! Take a look at our mugs, t-shirts, hoodies, stickers, bags and more at www.yem.org.uk/shop Thank you Read more about Say Hello To YEM UK’s New Shop![…]

Brexit Britain: What now for the Europeans who call the UK their home?

By Robert Heslop, YEM London Theresa May has refused to guarantee EU citizens, who are current living in the UK, the right to stay in the country once the UK has left the EU. Her reasoning for this is that it would be a premature move by the government to unilateraly guarantee the rights of Read more about Brexit Britain: What now for the Europeans who call the UK their home?[…]

Pigeon Chess: Why Arguing With the Brexit Brigade Just Won’t Work

By Anna Wilson, UK Communications Officer In an age of Brexit, the refugee crisis, “post truth” and sensationalist media, never has the term “pigeon chess” been more appropriate. Arguing with the irrational – as is now so often the case – is like attempting to play the game with a bird: no matter how clever Read more about Pigeon Chess: Why Arguing With the Brexit Brigade Just Won’t Work[…]

Press Release: Supreme Court Ruling 24th January 2017

Supreme Court Ruling -24/01/2017 Press Release from Young European Movement UK Tuesday 24th January 2017 This morning, the Supreme Court has ruled that the government cannot activate Article 50 (thus opening the two year window for negotiations over Brexit) without first consulting Parliament. Upholding the sovereignty of Parliament is a decision which the Young European Read more about Press Release: Supreme Court Ruling 24th January 2017[…]

Trump and Brexit: What Now?

By Robert Heslop, YEM London Brexit Britain, what a wonderful vision. Free of the shackles of Brussels, the buccaneering UK will be able to strike free trade across the globe, the UK’s security will be secured through membership of NATO and in a generation people will wonder why the UK ever joined the EU?  Yet, Read more about Trump and Brexit: What Now?[…]

What is the #GreatBritishImmigrant Campaign?

Following the EU referendum, we at YEM UK were certainly shocked and disappointed with the outcome of the result. This is not to say we all held the same view on the EU. We are an inclusive church, bringing together a number of different views on the role of the EU, the meaning of Europe, Read more about What is the #GreatBritishImmigrant Campaign?[…]

Scotland: Visions for a European Future

By Juuso Järviniemi 5.295 million. That’s less than one tenth of the overall population of the United Kingdom (64.1 million), but Scotland plays a bigger role in the Brexit debate than its relative size. A considerable majority of Scottish voters expressed their wish to remain in the European Union on June 23, and with that Read more about Scotland: Visions for a European Future[…]

More than anything, Britain needs Remoaners

By Juuso Järviniemi “Get over it, don’t you realise that you lost!?” “Remoaners trying to stop us from exercising the will of the British people!” It’s not easy to be a Remainer with an opinion in Brexit Britain. As Theresa May’s government is pulling Britain out of not only the European Union but, it seems, Read more about More than anything, Britain needs Remoaners[…]

Reflections of a heartbroken Euroholic

By Georgia Bachti, YEM UK Treasurer   From scaremongering and elitism to loss of touch with the public and blind submission to corporate interests, the Remain side became the target of various accusations in the months leading up to the referendum. When engaging with them, Remainers passionately rejected them as dishonest communication ploys. The morning Read more about Reflections of a heartbroken Euroholic[…]

Brexit and a Federal Europe

By Ariane Forgues ‘If Europe has not moved towards a federation of states yet, that is simply because the Brits didn’t want to.’ Oh, how spread that idea is amongst continental federalists! Oh, how easy things would be if such was today’s situation! Actually, why is Europe still waiting to become a federation now that Read more about Brexit and a Federal Europe[…]

Brexit: a Real Stinging Sensation

By Liam McDonald, YEM UK International Officer Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a minor obsession with both the EU and with bees: so imagine my excitement when I was asked to write an article about the two. Over the last hundred years or so, bee populations have vastly decreased for a number Read more about Brexit: a Real Stinging Sensation[…]

Musings on Brexit by Liam Mcdonald

By Liam McDonald   On the 24th June I wrote to my branches in Scotland to express my devastation and my pain as well as my personal gratitude for their hard work throughout the campaign. This was certainly not a situation I had anticipated on the night of the count. As we now wander through Read more about Musings on Brexit by Liam Mcdonald[…]

Turn Up the Volume: Time to Get Involved

Voted Bremain? Still want your voice heard? It’s time for us to turn up the volume. By joining YEM UK for just £5 a year, yo have the chance to work together with great people, travel the continent and shape the Europe of the future. We’re still European, and so are you, so what are Read more about Turn Up the Volume: Time to Get Involved[…]

Statement on the “Leave” Vote of the EU Referendum: Still European

Young European Movement UK Press Release – Leave Result of the EU Membership Referendum 24th June 2016 Following the announcement this morning that the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, the Young European Movement UK wishes to make the following statement on behalf of our organisation and its members. Being an active, Read more about Statement on the “Leave” Vote of the EU Referendum: Still European[…]

QOTM: UKIP Mythbusters by Bettina Wolff

By Bettina Wolff a member of YEM Warwick As I pointed out in this article, the emergence of UKIP is simply a reflection of the mainstream parties’ failure to address the issues UK citizens are actually concerned about. Unfortunately this, however, leaves UKIP to shape the debate with regard to those issues, as they are the first Read more about QOTM: UKIP Mythbusters by Bettina Wolff[…]

QOTM: UK <3 EU by Bettina Wolff

What is the best reason for people residing in the UK to love the EU? I think it is important to realise what “EU” actually stands for: EU is the acronym for European Union.  Therefore the question really is about loving the union within Europe or preferring nationalism. For me, the choice is obvious: In a globalised Read more about QOTM: UK <3 EU by Bettina Wolff[…]

June QOTM: Victory of the Yes Vote in the EU Referendum

By YEM St Andrews What will happen following the victory of the Yes vote in the EU referendum? A probable (although altogether uncertain) victory for the “Yes” campaign in the European referendum would hardly alter the political topography of the British establishment: there will still be ardently Eurosceptic Conservatives and UKIP’s fate will be unchanged Read more about June QOTM: Victory of the Yes Vote in the EU Referendum[…]

June QOTM: Victory of the Yes Vote in the EU Referendum

By Chris Powers – YEM UK International Officer What will happen following the victory of the Yes vote in the EU referendum? It is without doubt that the UK will vote to remain in the EU, and this is obviously good news for us in so far as we are not slicing off our nose Read more about June QOTM: Victory of the Yes Vote in the EU Referendum[…]

Why Remain?

By Tim Otway – Treasurer In celebration of Europe Day and to mark the common EU <3 UK action, what is the best reason for people residing in the UK to love the EU? (no limits on quirkiness) By Tim Otway from YEM Warwick This month we were fortunate enough to welcome our university’s Chancellor Read more about Why Remain?[…]

May Activity Report: YEM Warwick

This month we had a talk from Sir Richard Lambert who is our university’s Chancellor and formerly both the Editor of the Financial Times and Director General of the Confederation of British Industry. A slightly disappointing turnout, only to be expected during exam-season, meant we had a more intimate Q&A session as a result. Sir Read more about May Activity Report: YEM Warwick[…]