Greg Clark should not be offering Brexit apologies to some of the world’s biggest companies

As reported in the Telegraph at the end of last week, last Wednesday night the Chancellor, the Business Secretary and the Brexit Secretary had a conference call with a group of 330 businessmen, within 2 hours of the largest defeat of a government bill in the history of the UK Parliament. Is this even news? … Read moreGreg Clark should not be offering Brexit apologies to some of the world’s biggest companies

If Article 50 were extended, voters would punish the Tories at the May local elections

The last seven days have been a momentous week in British politics. Big battles have been fought, political reputations tested and a frenzy I have never before experienced in my political career played out. In the end, the government motion to agree the Withdrawal Agreement was roundly defeated and Jeremy Corbyn’s no confidence motion against … Read moreIf Article 50 were extended, voters would punish the Tories at the May local elections

What are the Irish government’s Brexit priorities? A united Ireland is not one of them

What is the Irish government’s Brexit wish-list? The suggestion that Irish unity, as opposed to safeguarding political and economic stability, is the foremost concern of the Irish government is to misunderstand and misrepresent the motivations of this key Brexit stakeholder, writes Mary C. Murphy (University College Cork). Following the UK vote in favour of Leave, the … Read moreWhat are the Irish government’s Brexit priorities? A united Ireland is not one of them

A ‘Managed No Deal’ WTO option using Article 24 of GATT can avoid raising tariffs or quotas

In the aftermath of Parliament’s rejection of the draft Withdrawal Agreement, there is a way forward for the Government which allows a smooth transition into a No Deal scenario after 29th March, if found necessary, and then allows the UK to negotiate its desired comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with the EU without having to impose … Read moreA ‘Managed No Deal’ WTO option using Article 24 of GATT can avoid raising tariffs or quotas

The case for keeping freedom of movement with the pre-2005 EU and EFTA nations

If it were up to me, I would keep freedom of movement (FoM) for people from the European Economic Area (EEA) after Brexit. Not just for a transitional period, but indefinitely. I supported Brexit, but I did so in the hope that it would deliver a Swiss-style arrangement, which would keep Britain close to the … Read moreThe case for keeping freedom of movement with the pre-2005 EU and EFTA nations

New tricks for an old hand: getting Brexit through Parliament

In this blog, Benjamin Martill and Leo von Bülow-Quirk argue there’s still a way to reach agreement on a Brexit deal—but it’ll require Parliament to work in a whole new way. Here we go again. Yesterday the ‘mother of all parliaments’ inflicted the mother of all defeats on the government, rejecting Theresa May’s painstakingly negotiated withdrawal … Read moreNew tricks for an old hand: getting Brexit through Parliament

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