Author: Natalie Sarkic-Todd

It wasn’t the Russians – it was us. We did this to ourselves. We decided to dismantle our democracy. With not inconsiderable support from American vested interests. (More…)

Four years ago extremism came to Brussels. It exploded in the airport and metro, and in our hearts. Although we knew it could happen here, we didn’t expect it. (More…)

Last year, as the UK approached its original March 31st Brexit deadline,  The Battleground interviewed British Green MEP Molly Scott Cato about defending democracy, fighting fascism and false narratives. (More…)

When the history of Brexit is written, the chapter on propaganda will be the biggest. From the slogans and disinformation to the tabloid headlines, it could be its own book, really. (More…)

It used to be said that art imitates life. But in a world of larger-than-life leaders elected thanks to fame or fortune, we begin to see life imitating art. Pop art, to be more precise. (More…)

It was a grassroots gathering. Spread online and by word of mouth, in what felt like a whisper. And so assorted groups of normally quiet Remainers assembled in London to march on Parliament. (More…)

The hosting of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest against the backdrop of the Israel-Palestine conflict was always going to be controversial. (More…)

My favourite response to loudmouths is to ignore them. Don’t give them the oxygen of publicity, don’t repeat their slogans and don’t share their images on social media. (More…)

And yet there is hope. Today, on 1 April (Yes, April Fool’s Day,) the UK parliament debates the Revoke Article 50 petition.  For those who say petitions are useless,  this shows that when government is not listening, at least citizens can be heard and influence the political process. (More…)