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Headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels, where member countries held their first meeting without UK participation on Thursday (photo: European Union, 2016).

Clear majority to leave in Hastings

Along with the rest of the UK, Hastings voters gave a clear vote in favour of leaving the European Union in last week’s referendum. As a result of the vote, the council expects to be worse off, whilereports of racist actions against foreigners resident in the UK have raised concerns in town. Nick Terdre reports.

Brexit’s con-trick is a poorly camouflaged power-bid on behalf of the ultra right

In a hard-hitting contribution to the EU referendum debate In campaigner Rachel Lever explores the not-so-hidden agenda of the forces of Out.

The sovereignty of the UK Parliament is a driving force for the Leave campaign (photo: Giancarlo Liguori/Dreamstime.com).

Why I’m voting Brexit

A personal contribution on the leave side of the EU referendum debate from DAR, a HOT reader who has made his presence felt in our comments columns and prefers to write under a pseudonym.

Vote In © Penny Johnson

Reasons to stay in Europe

On both sides here has been much anger, lies and, at times, debate that would embarrass a four-year-old. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths asked a few local Hastings and St Leonards-ites about their thoughts and concerns on Europe and why they are in favour of remaining.

The flags of the 28 EU member countries - after next Thursday, there may only be 27.

Historical take on EU paints disturbing picture

Disillusioned with the standard of debate over the pros and cons of the UK staying in or leaving the European Union, local historian Heather Grief decided to bring a historical approach to the case. She found plenty to concern her.

Sussex Coast College debate

Student debate on Europe

With only a couple of weeks to go before the national referendum, students hosted a lively Half Term Debate at Sussex Coast College Hastings over whether the UK should stay in or leave the European Union.

Labour supporters in favour of staying.

IN-Crowd argues Left’s case for staying in EU

Various elements of the Left in Hastings have joined forces to set up The IN-Crowd, under whose banner they will campaign together for Britain to stay in the European Union. Rachel Lever describes the politics behind its formation and gives details of a public meeting on Friday 3 June.

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Peter Chowney, second from left, at the launch of a new edition of the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (photo: HBC).

Peter Chowney responds to council critics

Rocklands, the Country Park, Sea Change projects – Hastings Borough Council’s handling of such planning and development issues spawn regular critical contributions to HOT’s columns and high levels of readership. We invited council leader, Peter Chowney to respond to some of the criticism, which he did in a recent interview with Nick Terdre.

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