Don’t be taken in by the Brexit models being peddled by those backing the Lords’ amendments

I had a teacher at school who played rugby for England. Once. He dropped the ball on the line and a certain try was lost. It was a national humiliation. Now I fear we are about to do exactly the same this week regarding our future relationship with the EU and the votes to overturn … Read moreDon’t be taken in by the Brexit models being peddled by those backing the Lords’ amendments

Mutually assured destruction? Understanding the UK and Ireland’s standoff over the Northern Irish border

Time is rapidly running out in the Brexit negotiations and there is still no agreement in sight on the issue of the Irish border. Gavin Barrett explains that despite the ultimatums emanating from each side, a no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for both the UK and Ireland. Tony Blair once famously compared then British Prime … Read moreMutually assured destruction? Understanding the UK and Ireland’s standoff over the Northern Irish border

There are three categories of revolting Remainer: what makes them tick?

When historians of the future look back on Britain in our time, they will surely see our row over Brexit as extraordinary. Not because people disagree and campaign: that is normal and healthy; but because an influential section of the country, and particularly of its upper classes, are refusing to accept the will of the … Read moreThere are three categories of revolting Remainer: what makes them tick?

Christopher McCorkindale and Aileen McHarg: Continuity and Confusion: Legislating for Brexit in Scotland and Wales (Part I)

Editors’ note: This is the first of a two-part post on the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill, introduced into the Scottish Parliament on 27 February 2018, and the Law Derived from the European Union (Wales) Bill. Introduction On 27 February, the Scottish Government introduced the UK Withdrawal from the European … Read moreChristopher McCorkindale and Aileen McHarg: Continuity and Confusion: Legislating for Brexit in Scotland and Wales (Part I)

Christopher McCorkindale and Aileen McHarg: Continuity and Confusion: Legislating for Brexit in Scotland and Wales (Part II)

Editors’ note: This is the first of a two-part post on the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill, introduced into the Scottish Parliament on 27 February 2018, and the Law Derived from the European Union (Wales) Bill. Part I can be found here. Introduction Part one of this post examined the … Read moreChristopher McCorkindale and Aileen McHarg: Continuity and Confusion: Legislating for Brexit in Scotland and Wales (Part II)

Book Review: Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Futures of Europe edited by Benjamin Martill and Uta Staiger

In Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Futures of Europe, editors Benjamin Martill and Uta Staiger bring together contributors to consider the possible implications of Brexit for the futures of Europe and the European Union. Available to download here, the book’s interdisciplinary approach makes clear the difficulties of predicting the potential outcomes of an unfolding process while nonetheless outlining a number of different … Read moreBook Review: Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Futures of Europe edited by Benjamin Martill and Uta Staiger

Northern Irish ‘progressives’ are using opposition to Brexit as cover for their nationalist agenda

The recent statement by four Northern Ireland political parties on the Customs Union and the Single Market was a clear example of the kind of political connivance that lurks beneath those relentlessly seeking to undermine the will of the British people. The Alliance Party and Green Party in Northern Ireland present themselves as neutral cross-community … Read moreNorthern Irish ‘progressives’ are using opposition to Brexit as cover for their nationalist agenda

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