A strange irony: How the EU withdrawal process ended up saving the Human Rights Act

Even though it looks increasingly likely the Brexit deal will not survive its first hurdle in parliament, there is yet more evidence in its pages that Brexit has saved the Human Rights Act and secured Britain’s long term future as party to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), writes Frederick Cowell (Birkbeck). In the Political Declaration on the … Read moreA strange irony: How the EU withdrawal process ended up saving the Human Rights Act

I export to 140 countries and say we should reject Theresa May’s deal and embrace a WTO Brexit

So the EU and the 27 have rubber stamped the deal and as our Prime Minister embarks on her nationwide tour to try and convince the public to lobby their MPs to back it, what does it means for us as a medium-sized business? With 130 employees, exports to more than 140 countries to date … Read moreI export to 140 countries and say we should reject Theresa May’s deal and embrace a WTO Brexit

A No Deal Brexit would be a liberation, not a crisis

The government’s ‘deal’ with the EU is atrocious, writes Ruth Lea. The Withdrawal Agreement and the ‘Political Declaration on the framework for the future relationship’ would shackle this country and have nothing to commend them. The indications are that the House of Commons will reject the ‘deal’ on 11 December, when the ‘meaningful’ vote is due to take … Read moreA No Deal Brexit would be a liberation, not a crisis

Why we should ignore the Treasury and Bank of England’s latest attempts to frighten us out of Brexit

The Treasury and Bank of England are at it once again, trying to terrify us into abandoning Brexit. The Treasury has just produced its new report on all forms of Brexit including Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement and lo! They are all worse than staying in. The Bank has run a ‘stress test’ on its ability … Read moreWhy we should ignore the Treasury and Bank of England’s latest attempts to frighten us out of Brexit

Leaked Commons legal analysis of Brexit deal vindicates Trump, contradicts May and adds to Brexiteers’ concerns

The Government is already on the rack over its refusal to publish the legal advice provided on the Brexit deal by Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox, despite a parliamentary motion ordering it to be done. Cox will make a statement on the matter in the House of Commons later today (Monday 3rd December), during which he … Read moreLeaked Commons legal analysis of Brexit deal vindicates Trump, contradicts May and adds to Brexiteers’ concerns

Former MI6 chief accuses Theresa May of ‘surrendering British national security’ to the EU

The Sun carries a story today covering a letter written by a clutch of well-known figures, expressing deep concerns that Theresa May’s Brexit deal “surrenders British national security” and compromises UK Intelligence capabilities. The signatories – including Sir Richard Dearlove, former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service – call on the Prime Minister to instead seek a … Read moreFormer MI6 chief accuses Theresa May of ‘surrendering British national security’ to the EU

‘What does Brexit mean to you?’ Introducing 5 key items from LSE Library’s current exhibition (until 14 December 2018)

The history of the UK in and out of the European Union has been a long and complex one. LSE Library has unique collections that document this history, from the archives of MPs active in the debates, to think tanks and campaigning groups arguing for and against the UK’s membership of the EU. Running until … Read more‘What does Brexit mean to you?’ Introducing 5 key items from LSE Library’s current exhibition (until 14 December 2018)

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