The ‘goods-only’ model of Single Market membership should be a non-starter

What’s wrong with staying in the EU’s Single Market? For proponents of continued membership of it, the Government’s position – stated explicitly since October 2016 that the UK would not pursue it – has been the source of much frustration. For unreconciled Remainers, it would keep the UK integrated enough with the EU to maintain … Read moreThe ‘goods-only’ model of Single Market membership should be a non-starter

International Health Service: how the NHS has always relied on overseas labour

Would-be NHS staff from overseas will shortly find it easier to secure permission to work in the UK. Doctors and nurses from the European Economic Area, who have helped to meet staff shortages in recent decades, may no longer have the right to do so. Parvati Raghuram (Open University) looks at how the NHS has depended … Read moreInternational Health Service: how the NHS has always relied on overseas labour

The sooner we are out of the Customs Union, the sooner we won’t have to impose its costly tariffs

Business Secretary Greg Clark reportedly thinks we should stay in the EU’s Customs Union for another seven years. Based on the data the Economic Policy Centre has accrued, I have never been more convinced that the sooner we leave the Customs Union, the better. Taking snapshots once a month, for nearly two years, we have been … Read moreThe sooner we are out of the Customs Union, the sooner we won’t have to impose its costly tariffs

Is it time for the UK to attach conditions to the Brexit divorce bill?

The UK’s willingness to pay a large ‘divorce bill’ as part of the withdrawal agreement from the EU still rankles with many – and understandably so. It is not immediately obvious why the UK should continue to contribute to the EU budget long after Brexit, especially when the EU appears reluctant to offer us better … Read moreIs it time for the UK to attach conditions to the Brexit divorce bill?

The meaningful vote explained in sticky notes

What does the Commons vote on a meaningful vote mean? Joelle Grogan (Middlesex University, left) and Georgia Price explain.     This post represents the views of the authors and not those of the Brexit blog, nor the LSE. Joelle Grogan is a Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University.   Original source: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2018/06/20/the-meaningful-vote-explained-in-sticky-notes/

Britain will be scrambling hard to put Galileo at the centre of a new security partnership

Galileo, a niche satellite technology programme, has escalated to the top of the Brexit political agenda as  Britain and the EU wrangle over access to it. There is a thrilling tension as the two have become locked in an inter-governmental conflict overhung by industrial threats, against a backdrop of science-fiction-like technologies. Galileo symbolises the power of … Read moreBritain will be scrambling hard to put Galileo at the centre of a new security partnership

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