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    Ensuring free movement of data after Brexit is crucial, but looks unlikely at the moment

Ensuring free movement of data after Brexit is crucial, but looks unlikely at the moment

Data protection has been high on Parliament’s agenda, with the Data Protection Bill, intended to bring UK law in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation making its way through both Houses, and the House of Commons holding a debate on “Exiting the European Union and Data Protection”. The government has produced a “Future Partnership Paper” on the exchange […]

November 17th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments|
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    There are few good solutions from a divided Cyprus for Northern Ireland

There are few good solutions from a divided Cyprus for Northern Ireland

The Good Friday agreement put to rest age-old conflicts in Ireland. It also offered hope that the reunification of Cyprus might be possible within the European Union. But lately, as Stavros Zenios writes, the “Green Line” that divides the easternmost island of the EU is viewed as a template for a soft border at the westernmost island of the Union after […]

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    Why Britain (usually) obeys the European Court of Human Rights

Why Britain (usually) obeys the European Court of Human Rights

Despite often complaining about the existence of the European Court of Human Rights, the UK has one of the strongest compliance records in the Court’s 47-country system. Zoë Jay explains how the UK’s conceptions of human rights protection shape its willingness to comply with the Court’s rulings.

To say the United Kingdom hasn’t always seen eye to eye with the […]

What motivated Conservative MPs to back or oppose Brexit?

The Conservative Party’s divisions over the EU are well known. But what motivated MPs to back Leave or Remain? Luke Moore uses logistic regression analysis to consider three key motivations: seeking office, votes, or that particular policy. He explains why all three affected Conservative MPs’ decision making, but that policy- or office-seeking were more prominent.

The divisions amongst Conservative MPs […]

November 14th, 2017|Featured, UK politics|0 Comments|

Will Christmas come early in the Brexit negotiations?

Michel Barnier has indicated that the UK has two weeks left to make concessions if the Brexit negotiations are to advance to the next stage at the December European Council meeting. Simon Usherwood writes that the next fortnight is set to be critical in determining whether the UK and EU are ready to make progress in settling their evolving relationship.

Christmas comes sooner that you think […]

November 13th, 2017|Featured|1 Comment|
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    Britain has most often taken positions against the majority in the Council of the European Union

Britain has most often taken positions against the majority in the Council of the European Union

Numerous studies have tried to measure the relative bargaining power that each EU member state has when making decisions in the Council of the European Union. But as Klaas Staal (Karlstad University) writes, the extent to which a state’s preferences match those of other member states can be just as important as its bargaining power. Drawing on data from a […]

Why it’s not so simple to make the EU simpler

The EU’s institutional architecture is often regarded as being too complex for citizens to properly engage with, and both Jean-Claude Juncker and Emmanuel Macron have recently proposed some form of simplification such as merging the President of the European Commission with the President of the European Council, or reducing the size of the European Commission. Dimiter Toshkov argues that […]

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    The internal contradictions of the Brexit project are unbridgeable

The internal contradictions of the Brexit project are unbridgeable

In his recent testimony to the House of Lords, Sir Ivan Rogers criticised as premature and ill-prepared the Prime Minister’s triggering last March of Article 50. This is unfair to Theresa May. No different date for the beginning of the Brexit negotiations could or would have rendered them any less painful for the British participants. No amount of extra […]

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    Understanding the motivations of Leave voters will play an important role in determining the future of globalisation

Understanding the motivations of Leave voters will play an important role in determining the future of globalisation

Since World War II the global economy has become increasingly integrated. Brexit runs counter to this trend and has ignited a debate about the future of the EU and the global economy. In a recent paper, Thomas Sampson (LSE Centre for Economic Performance) discusses why the UK voted to leave and what this tells us about the future of globalisation. He argues […]

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    The language of ‘flexible and imaginative’ solutions is unique to the Irish dimension of Brexit

The language of ‘flexible and imaginative’ solutions is unique to the Irish dimension of Brexit

The language of ‘flexible and imaginative’ solutions is unique to the Irish dimension of Brexit, writes David Phinnemore (Queen’s University Belfast). Furthermore, he argues that at the heart of the commitment of all parties involved in the exit negotiations is the desire to ensure that Brexit does not in any way undermine the Northern Ireland peace process. He outlines what a range of […]