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EUROPEAN UNION

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

When Jacob Rees-Mogg gushes about the benefits of leaving the EU, he usually mentions “cheaper footwear”.

It was a powerful and moving show of unity this Armistice Day.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

I live in the north west of London in the United Kingdom. Like the rest of the country, I have been looking on in bewilderment at the Brexit deal while politicians on both sides of the house vie for political supremacy. Divisions in government make for good news headlines but do nothing for the public’s confidence in its institutions.

Camden Council has backed calls for a second referendum on Brexit, with councillors overwhelmingly supporting a motion last night.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

With 700,000 people turning out to demand a say on the biggest issue facing the country, it’s easy to be distracted from big changes closer to home, but council plans for the area north of Kentish Town station deserve plenty of our attention.

“It was really one of those ‘pinch yourself’ moments.”

Camden Remainers were out in force at the weekend, as they joined the march for a second referendum on Brexit.

Freedom of movement is an unfashionable idea. Neither national nor local politicians, Labour nor Conservative, are willing to advocate for it.

“With Universal Credit on one hand and Brexit causing uncertainty over immigration on the other, we’ll probably have queues out of the door.” That’s the warning from Sean Canning, director of the Camden Community Law Centre, as it celebrates its 45th birthday.

Last week, the council had a brief debate about the most important decision this country will take in a generation, Brexit.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

When writing for the Ham&High, I enjoy the opportunity to focus on local issues. This week, however, parliament resumes business after a conference recess in which Brexit took centre stage, and Brexit is set to dominate proceedings for many weeks to come.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Local Lib Dems have invoked arcane council rules to hold an extraordinary town hall meeting to hammer out Haringey’s position on Brexit.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week.

In just over six months, Britain will leave the European Union. As concerns about the prospect of a “no-deal” build, we speak to shop owners, councillors and business leaders to find out how it could affect the area.

Parliament broke for the summer with the government hanging on a thread, the Vote Leave campaign (led by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove) fined for electoral fraud and the Brexit secretary confirming plans to stockpile food, medicines and blood in preparation for crashing out of the EU with no deal.

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