The vote to leave the EU and the administrative chaos around it pull into focus the crisis we should have been talking about before: the failures of homegrown neoliberal policies and their dire implications, writes Abby Innes (LSE). She argues that while Brexit has been heralded by supporters as a solution to a number of … Read moreThe dismantling of the state since the 1980s: Brexit is the wrong diagnosis of a real crisis
“First, we reconfirmed that there will be no Withdrawal Agreement without a solid, operational and legally binding Irish backstop. And we continue to fully support Michel Barnier in his efforts to find such a model.” – Donald Tusk speaking after the Salzburg European Council meeting, 20th September 2018. In the last fortnight, the row over the … Read moreWhy is Ireland the rock on which the Brexit talks could founder?
As Damian Green, the prime minister’s former deputy, told The Independent, the next election will not be decided on Brexit, so his party needs to match Labour’s attractive domestic programme Original source: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/editorial-conservative-conference-damian-green-brexit-housing-nationalisation-a8561061.html
Party infighting breaks out over Boris Johnson salvo against Chequers Brexit plan Original source: https://www.ft.com/content/3ab9cfa4-c33a-11e8-95b1-d36dfef1b89a
Exclusive: Concerns centre on Russian disinformation, data abuse and breaches of electoral spending rules during the referendum Original source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/robert-mueller-brexit-referendum-fair-vote-uk-theresa-may-legal-challenge-inquiry-a8559621.html
After Jean-Claude Juncker’s recent ‘State of the Union’ speech, there were a couple of fabulous articles here on BrexitCentral. Rupert Matthews MEP wrote that “Unfortunately, it came amid a welter of Euro-waffle, bland statements of the obvious” – I would add, just like glossing over the rot in your front door with paint. All shiny … Read moreThe Eurozone is heading for a bond crisis driven by government debt
It was inevitable that Brexit should be a highly contentious topic at the Labour party conference reflecting the debate that’s going on in the country. At the end, the losers by a long mile have been those calling for a People’s Vote and a re-run of the 2016 referendum. With massive media exposure and seemingly … Read moreHope for workers, Despair for Remainers – My take on the Labour Conference
The Institute of Economic Affairs has produced a document setting out a post-Brexit ‘free trade’ plan which would abandon ‘regulatory barriers’ that, it says, hold back British exports and stymie imports. Sean Swan (Gonzaga University) argues that it would have dangerous consequences for the NHS, manufacturing and food hygiene, and is not what British patients … Read moreThe IEA’s Plan A+ for ‘free trade’ is the product of fanaticism