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“BREXIT: What must be avoided and what must be done, now!” – Speech at the Royal Society, London, 7 NOV 2017

No venue is better suited for a detoxifying discussion on Brexit than The Royal Society, whose motto (Nullius In Verba – On No One’s Word) ought to be the foundation of all rational debate. I was, thus, moved and deeply honoured by the EEF’s (*) invitation to deliver their annual lecture on Brexit in The Royal Society. […]

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‘We’re coming for you, Juncker!’ DiEM25 vows END to cosy existence of Brussels elite

A NEW movement being spearheaded by former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is vowing to shake up the cosy Brussels elite and threaten the jobs of euro bigwigs like Jean-Claude Juncker. By NICK GUTTERIDGE, BRUSSELS CORRESPONDENT PUBLISHED: 13:54, Mon, Sep 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 22:11, Mon, Sep 11, 2017  [CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL SITE] Varoufakis: Juncker is in […]

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Riding in a cab with Anatole Kaletsky, talking Brexit – Project Syndicate video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB1tZis11M8 Despite vastly different histories, cultures, and economies, the UK and Greece have at least one thing in common: both have provoked the ire of Brussels. Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and Chief Economist of Gavekal Dragonomics Anatole Kaletsky discuss what this means for the Brexit negotiations. Keep up to date with PS films […]

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For Europe’s sake, Britain must not be defeated – op-ed in The Sunday Times 10/9/2017

Britain must make a radical move if it is to avoid the snare set by Brussels, which wants Brexit to fail, writes Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis September 10 2017, 12:01am, The Sunday Times Varoufakis arrives at a meeting in Athens while he was the Greek finance ministerGETTY Share Brussels’s cheerleading journalists are at it […]

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A progressive Brexit transition can be built – on both sides of the Channel – Op-ed in The Conversation

Insurgencies often end up betraying the ideals that motivated them. Brexit seems no different. In no time, it has shed its intellectually most powerful motive: the full restoration of sovereignty to the House of Commons. Parliament’s sovereignty over the future of UK-EU arrangements has been dealt three blows since the Brexit referendum. First, Prime Minister […]

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On a radical vision for Brexit – interview with the New Statesman

I warned Jeremy Corbyn about Brexit – now Labour must regain its radicalism Yanis Varoufakis on a radical vision for Brexit. 1st September 2017 (Click here for the original NS site) From the beginning of my conversations on Brexit with the Labour leadership, I advocated a “radical Remain” stance: the UK should be for the […]

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Help separate truth from motivated error: My acceptance speech at Sussex University on the occasion of an honourary doctorate conferment

On 20th July 2017, the University of Sussex conferred upon me the degree of Doctor of the University Honoris Causa. Professor Andrea Cornwall, who kindly presented me to the Chancellor and the Congregation, explained the rationale of the award: “[F]or his contribution to our understanding of the global economy, for his advocacy of an authentic internationalism, […]

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The 15 parliamentary candidates DiEM25 endorses for Thursday’s UK General Election

DiEM25 was formed to build a Progressive International across Europe. The UK, especially since Brexit prevailed in last year’s referendum, is a major battleground for European democracy. The way Brexit is handled will be crucial for the future of Britain but also for European peoples far and wide. DiEM25 could not be absent from this election campaign. […]

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How to build a democratic Europe in a post-Brexit landscape – interviewed for Jacobin by Doug Henwood

Yanis Varoufakis negotiated with the EU elite over the Greek bailout, witnessed firsthand the callous mathematics used to keep the union together. Today — after OXI, after Brexit, and after Trump — he and his comrades in DiEM25 are calling for a New Deal for Europe: a plan that can stabilize the European Union and […]

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Only Theresa May can end this inhumane tug of war over EU citizens – THE HOUSE Magazine op-ed

The HOUSE Magazine is the inhouse publication of the UK’s Houses of Parliament. This piece was commissioned to discuss what the British government should do in relation to EU residents post-Brexit. For the sake of Britain’s economy, and soul, Theresa May must immediately and unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU citizens currently residing in the […]

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The Brexit traps that will defeat Theresa May – The Guardian

“It’s yours against mine.” That’s how Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, put it to me during our first encounter in early 2015 – referring to our respective democratic mandates. A little more than two years later, Theresa May is trying to arm herself with a clear democratic mandate ostensibly to bolster her negotiating position with […]