Fishermen warn that the Withdrawal Agreement lets the EU seize our waters forever

The Fisheries Bill is due for its Second Reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday, the first time the Government has attempted to take back sovereignty of UK waters for forty years. But all is not going to plan for UK fishermen. Fishing For Leave say they are “apoplectic” but “vindicated” by the recent … Read moreFishermen warn that the Withdrawal Agreement lets the EU seize our waters forever

Can Parliament be scared into submission over the Brexit deal?

As agreement is reached with the EU, Theresa May’s Brexit deal will come before Parliament. In this blog, Benjamin Martill (LSE) breaks down the parliamentary arithmetic and assesses her options. My Kingdom for a Deal Theresa May has, at long last, reached agreement with the EU on the terms of Britain’s impending withdrawal from the … Read moreCan Parliament be scared into submission over the Brexit deal?

Can we really get a ‘better’ deal?

Theresa May’s plan kicks the Brexit ‘can’ down the road because any Brexit deal will be inferior to the status quo, write Michael Ellington and Costas Milas (Liverpool). Publication of the 585-page Brexit-deal document was immediately followed by swift criticism of Mrs May’s negotiating ‘outcome’ and a series of cabinet resignations. When academics are asked to examine … Read moreCan we really get a ‘better’ deal?

#Brexit Withdrawal Agreement: transitional arrangements for the European Arrest Warrant

The draft agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union was presented to the House of Commons on 14 November 2018. It included, under Title V, provisions for on-going police and judicial co-operation. Original source: https://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/insights/blogs/brexit-blog/brexit-withdrawal-agreement-transitional-arrangements-for-the-european-arrest-warrant

The Irish protocol in the withdrawal agreement rules out an independent trade policy

It seems fair to say that the draft withdrawal agreement agreed between negotiators and published this week has not been universally welcomed. In particular the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland has been the source of much criticism. In a detailed briefing by the Institute of Economic Affairs, I described how, if it were to come into … Read moreThe Irish protocol in the withdrawal agreement rules out an independent trade policy

The Prime Minister’s cave-in to Brussels’ demands on fishing rights is unacceptable

History often teaches us lessons that we can learn from as we move forward. In 1971, in response to the UK’s application to join the European Economic Community, the original six member states insisted on equal access to UK fishing waters. The then Conservative Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath, agreed – and after more than … Read moreThe Prime Minister’s cave-in to Brussels’ demands on fishing rights is unacceptable

There are some nasty surprises in the smallprint of Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Having written briefings for frontbenchers on the treaties of Amsterdam and Nice, and having wandered in lonely eurosceptic errantry the corridors of Brussels during the Convention on the Future of Europe, it is, I suppose, refreshing to sit down and analyse a document whose intention is finally to take the country in the other direction, … Read moreThere are some nasty surprises in the smallprint of Theresa May’s Brexit deal

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