Social Democrats are losing ground across Europe – and will take another hit at 2019’s European Parliament elections

They say a week is a long time in politics.  The last year has been a political lifetime for the EU.  Moreover, it has been a cataclysm for the Social Democratic left that has been so instrumental in delivering stability and some predictability at the heart of Brussels. Just under eighteen months ago, the former … Read moreSocial Democrats are losing ground across Europe – and will take another hit at 2019’s European Parliament elections

A Full Brexit can revive democratic politics, transform our economic model and forge a true internationalism

The Full Brexit is a recently-launched network of activists, academics, journalists and policy experts and you can find us at thefullbrexit.com. We are called The Full Brexit because we want a clean break with the EU, Single Market and Customs Union. But The Full Brexit is much more than that. Leaving the EU creates the … Read moreA Full Brexit can revive democratic politics, transform our economic model and forge a true internationalism

How Europe’s deteriorating peace is facilitating the rise of populism

Results from the 2018 Global Peace Index, a quantitative measure of peace across 163 countries, show that Europe remains the most peaceful region in the world. But as José Luengo-Cabrera (Institute of Economics & Peace) notes, Europe’s peacefulness has been deteriorating in recent years. He argues that this deterioration has provided fertile ground for the rise … Read moreHow Europe’s deteriorating peace is facilitating the rise of populism

WTO option in practice: how a no-deal Brexit would seriously damage key UK industries

A no-deal Brexit would mean falling back on WTO law when it comes to trading in goods and services with the EU. This would result in serious economic damage for key industries in the UK, write Kahraman Altun and Johannes Müller. In this post, they explain what a no-deal Brexit and reverting to trade under WTO law would entail in practice. … Read moreWTO option in practice: how a no-deal Brexit would seriously damage key UK industries

Why the Electoral Commission’s defeat in the High Court matters

The Electoral Commission’s defeat in the High Court today marks an important turning point in their long and changing legal wrangle with Vote Leave. To recap, the ‘Good Law Project’ took the Electoral Commission to court back in 2017 to argue that they had erred in the advice they gave to Vote Leave when they … Read moreWhy the Electoral Commission’s defeat in the High Court matters

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