Jordan Ryan and Liam Vernon join BrexitCentral as Deputy Editors

Following Darren Grimes’ recent departure for the Institute of Economic Affairs, we are also sad to announce that Hugh Bennett is shortly to be leaving BrexitCentral to become News Editor of the Guido Fawkes website. After working on the Vote Leave campaign, Hugh has been a fantastic colleague here at BrexitCentral for nearly two years and … Read moreJordan Ryan and Liam Vernon join BrexitCentral as Deputy Editors

Leo Varadkar’s weaponisation of the Irish border threatens the EU-UK trade deal he needs more than anyone

Next time Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets Theresa May, he should ponder the irony of his position: nobody should want a Brexit deal with the UK more than him, yet no one has done more to ensure that ‘no deal’ is in prospect than Mr Varadkar. The reason is Varadkar’s weaponisation of the UK’s border … Read moreLeo Varadkar’s weaponisation of the Irish border threatens the EU-UK trade deal he needs more than anyone

How Remainers are using identity politics to demonise Brexiteers

Identity politics provides the only serious moral (or rather, moralistic) element in the Remain campaign.  It draws simple dividing lines of good and evil, right and wrong. It sets out to create negative associations towards those on the Brexit side and a contrasting moral, virtuous aspect to those who voted Remain. The sheer amount of … Read moreHow Remainers are using identity politics to demonise Brexiteers

What we should be concerned about in the proposed Withdrawal Agreement

Over the weekend, the Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, gave great heart to Brexit-supporters by linking the payments the UK is agreeing to make in the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU/UK negotiations on trade. “Article 50 requires, as we negotiate the Withdrawal Agreement, that there’s a future framework for our new relationship going forward, so the … Read moreWhat we should be concerned about in the proposed Withdrawal Agreement

British, European or an Anglophone citizen of the world? How Britons identify themselves

What makes a Briton more likely to feel European? Laurie Hanquinet (University of York) analyses a survey carried out in 2012 and finds cultural tastes, social networks and travel in Europe predispose people to identify more closely with Europe. However, Britons who travel widely outside the EU tend to identify strongly with the wider Anglophone world – … Read moreBritish, European or an Anglophone citizen of the world? How Britons identify themselves

So-called ‘progressive Europeans’ are using the Belfast Agreement to derail Brexit

Lord Adonis tweeted that after three days in Northern Ireland he had decided that the DUP wanted a hard border for ‘cultural/political reasons’; but like just about everything else pertaining to Brexit, he is wrong. The DUP haven’t set out to achieve a hard border, but rather a hard border is increasingly inevitable due to … Read moreSo-called ‘progressive Europeans’ are using the Belfast Agreement to derail Brexit

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