How to get Brexit back on track when the Withdrawal Agreement is rejected by MPs

The current political turmoil and constitutional crisis has so many twists and turns that it makes House of Cards look pedestrian. Of course the real issue comes down to what happens when – rather than if – the proposed deal is voted down on tomorrow, 11th December (or even dropped). Here there is a clear … Read moreHow to get Brexit back on track when the Withdrawal Agreement is rejected by MPs

Continental Breakfast 14: Why the EU will insist that ‘Brexit means Brexit’

The EU has not given the UK what it wanted – which was free access to the Single Market without freedom of movement and the constraints of European Court of Justice rulings. This is because the EU fears that giving into the populist Euroscepticism Brexit represents would trigger a wave of further departures. Horatio Mortimer … Read moreContinental Breakfast 14: Why the EU will insist that ‘Brexit means Brexit’

Exposed: the legal myths being promoted about the backstop and the Withdrawal Agreement

As the vote on Theresa May’s deal grows near, some people seem to be looking desperately for means of escape from the backstop Protocol – or worse still, persuading themselves that means of escape exist or can be invented which will prove to be a mirage. The Attorney General’s advice to the Cabinet explained the … Read moreExposed: the legal myths being promoted about the backstop and the Withdrawal Agreement

The Withdrawal Agreement seriously risks compromising national security

I believe those concerned with UK defence should be wary of supporting the EU Withdrawal Agreement proposal that is before Parliament for the reasons I set out below. You may be aware of an issue I have identified with the Withdrawal Agreement that could seriously affect our defence manufacturing industries and our sovereign ability in … Read moreThe Withdrawal Agreement seriously risks compromising national security

‘No deal’ merely means trading with the EU on WTO terms – and trade on WTO terms is the norm

The alternative to Theresa May’s deal is not no Brexit, but no deal. Britain could leave the EU on 29th March 2019 without a deal and trade with EU member countries on World Trade Organisation terms. These are the terms on which we trade with non-EU countries already, without falling off any cliff. No deal … Read more‘No deal’ merely means trading with the EU on WTO terms – and trade on WTO terms is the norm

Schrödinger’s cat and the paradox of Brexit

The concept of Schrödinger’s Cat can shed some light on the contradictory impulses of Brexit, writes Helen Drake (Loughborough University London) – or can it?  Shamefully, I remember next to nothing of the physics I learned at school, but I do know a bit about ‘Brexit’. And I’m a fan of the US hit TV comedy … Read moreSchrödinger’s cat and the paradox of Brexit

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