Brexit: “It was not this that I promised to do”

The relocation plans of two European agencies, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority from London to Amsterdam and Paris respectively, following Brexit, have been widely publicised. Political and economic consequences aside, the move may also have far-reaching legal consequences. Original source: https://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/insights/blogs/brexit-blog/brexit-it-was-not-this-that-i-promised-to-do

Brexit must include real reform of the European Arrest Warrant

Theresa May is not renowned for her civil libertarianism, so it’s no surprise that the government remains committed to remaining in the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) system as we leave the EU. This is despite the reality that the EAW is overseen by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), and the government has also pledged … Read moreBrexit must include real reform of the European Arrest Warrant

A no-deal Brexit would be bad for Britain – and a disaster for cities like Liverpool. That's why we need a Final Say

This is not about asking the same question over and over again, it’s about offering a chance to approve how the country will be governed after 2019 – a discussion that never took place during the referendum campaign Original source: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/no-deal-brexit-eu-scenario-affect-impact-uk-cities-liverpool-a8491481.html

Beware the “unfair trade” trap in any Brexit deal

Understandably, the Brexit talks are hung up on big questions such as the UK’s trade relationship with the EU Single Market and what to do about the Irish border. Tariffs, the traditional focus of trade policy, have played only a small role in the debate. UK-EU tariffs are already at zero, so the typical trade … Read moreBeware the “unfair trade” trap in any Brexit deal

Brexit and the EAW: at least now we know what we don’t know

We know that we know next to nothing about the future legal relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. But does that matter for the purposes of the execution of a European arrest warrant (EAW) sent from the UK to Ireland which was issued before the default Brexit … Read moreBrexit and the EAW: at least now we know what we don’t know

Sir Patrick Stewart has got it all wrong, Star Trek is Brexit to the core

On Sunday, the BBC screened a celebrity special of the gameshow Pointless called ‘Pointless: Celebrity Writers’. There is a final round in this quiz where the contestants are able to choose the category of question. On this occasion, one of the four topics that came up was ‘Star Trek on Film’. For the Trekkies out … Read moreSir Patrick Stewart has got it all wrong, Star Trek is Brexit to the core

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