Why Open Europe is proposing a compromise Brexit blueprint

Yesterday BrexitCentral ran an article by Jon Moynihan which – among other things – responded to a paper, Striking a Balance, which Open Europe put out on Monday. Jon made lots of arguments in favour of free trade and deregulation, many of which have merits. But, ultimately, I think he rather missed the point of … Read moreWhy Open Europe is proposing a compromise Brexit blueprint

Why the latest ‘Doomsday Brexit’ story is nonsense

The Sunday Times last weekend splashed its front page with a story by the excellent Tim Shipman. It had all the appearances of a major scoop that proves the Remoaners’ doomsday predictions to be true – in spades. But unfortunately for the Remoaners, the story is nonsense. Here is why. This “scoop” is, in fact, … Read moreWhy the latest ‘Doomsday Brexit’ story is nonsense

Azadeh Chalabi: Added Values of National Human Rights Action Planning for the UK in the Age of Brexit

In the age of Brexit when divisions of different kinds (cultural, ethnic, religious, geographical and class, etc.) come into sharp focus, even if the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights can be maintained (with the recent House of Lords amendment to retain the Charter), significant concerns can be raised as to a potential reduction of fundamental … Read moreAzadeh Chalabi: Added Values of National Human Rights Action Planning for the UK in the Age of Brexit

The Anglo-American ‘special relationship’ in the post-Brexit era

Brexit is an opportunity to redefine the ‘special relationship’ based on trade and diplomacy rather than ill-conceived military campaigns, writes Thomas Mills (Lancaster University). The Anglo-American ‘special relationship’ is never far from the surface in British political debate. So it proved in the EU referendum campaign of 2016. The most dramatic illustration of this was when Barack … Read moreThe Anglo-American ‘special relationship’ in the post-Brexit era

The EU single market in services barely exists, and has been slowly disappearing since 2010

Remainers rested their economic argument against Brexit almost entirely on predictions. Leavers made much more of the historical record, which both HMG and the European Commission long declined to analyse in any depth. Leavers were therefore able to surprise, and even shock, many of those who had come to accept the conventional wisdom, by reproducing … Read moreThe EU single market in services barely exists, and has been slowly disappearing since 2010

Alison Young: Status of EU Law Post Brexit: Part One

It is well-known that the status of retained EU law post Brexit was originally left undefined by the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, save that it is classified as primary legislation for the purposes of the Human Rights Act 1998. This led to criticism of the Bill, leading to a suggested recommendation from the House of … Read moreAlison Young: Status of EU Law Post Brexit: Part One

In full: Priti Patel’s dossier to the Electoral Commission on possible Remain campaign overspending

Dear Ms Edwards, Following the Sunday Telegraph article which raised fresh concerns of coordination between Remain campaigns, I am writing to you to provide additional evidence of how these campaigns had a ‘common plan’ over the production and distribution of the ‘Don’t F**k My Future’ videos in question. I am encouraged that, in response to … Read moreIn full: Priti Patel’s dossier to the Electoral Commission on possible Remain campaign overspending

Devolutionist unionist? Brexit won’t ease the complexities of Welsh politics

Much media and academic attention on Brexit has understandably focussed on the external dimension: the complex negotiations between the UK and the EU over withdrawal and a future relationship. Roger Awan-Scully (Cardiff University) sheds light on the intra-UK dimension of Brexit with respect to Wales. A great deal has also concentrated on the difficult internal politics at Westminster … Read moreDevolutionist unionist? Brexit won’t ease the complexities of Welsh politics

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