Theresa May tells MPs to hold their nerve so she can get the changes they require to the Withdrawal Agreement

Theresa May delivered the following statement to the House of Commons earlier this afternoon. A video of the statement can be viewed here or at the bottom of this text. I would like to make a statement on the Government’s ongoing work to secure a Brexit deal that honours our commitments to the people of … Read moreTheresa May tells MPs to hold their nerve so she can get the changes they require to the Withdrawal Agreement

Long read: Brexit and the future of the British model of democratic capitalism

British politics is regularly said to be at a critical juncture. With Brexit, for once this is not hyperbole, write Nick Pearce (University of Bath) and Gavin Kelly (Resolution Trust). It represents the most significant moment of political choice and potential rupture since the second world war, and in peacetime, possibly since the repeal of … Read moreLong read: Brexit and the future of the British model of democratic capitalism

I voted Remain but as a democrat feel duty-bound to help ensure Brexit is delivered

When you’re in a nightclub and the bouncer asks you to leave, there is no confusion as to what they mean – and you also don’t get to haggle over whether you get to stay in the smoking area. You just leave. Well, in my analogy the nightclub is the EU, the public are the … Read moreI voted Remain but as a democrat feel duty-bound to help ensure Brexit is delivered

We should leave without a deal, declare our independence and let the EU then negotiate with us

A few honourable MPs aside, the Labour Party has now dumped its manifesto commitment on Brexit to respect the referendum result. It is now calling for Britain to stay in the EU’s customs union forever – which would effectively mean being locked into the EU forever while having no say at all over how it … Read moreWe should leave without a deal, declare our independence and let the EU then negotiate with us

Britain Before Brexit: a portrait of northwest England and its people

The Independent’s photographer Richard Morgan is examining his own country in the midst of Brexit’s chaos, scrutinising the contrasts of contemporary Britain and the ambivalence of modern Britishness. This week: northwest England Original source: http://www.independent.co.uk/final-say/britain-brexit-intimate-portrait-photography-northwest-england-liverpool-blackburn-bolton-preston-a8771456.html

Row brewing over Thursday’s Government motion opposing a no-deal Brexit

A big row is brewing this morning over the motion that the Government has tabled for tomorrow’s full day of debate on Brexit in the Commons, which the eurosceptic MPs in the European Research Group have told government whips they cannot support. With MPs having expected a neutral, anodyne (albeit amendable) motion to be tabled, … Read moreRow brewing over Thursday’s Government motion opposing a no-deal Brexit

Voting with their money: Brexit and outward investment by UK firms

Are firms moving investment abroad because of Brexit? Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson (LSE) use a ‘doppelganger method’ to estimate how foreign direct investment would have evolved without the vote for Brexit. They find a 12% increase in the number of new investments made by UK firms in EU countries, and … Read moreVoting with their money: Brexit and outward investment by UK firms

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