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    Chequers is deeply flawed: a no deal Brexit is far preferable

Chequers is deeply flawed: a no deal Brexit is far preferable

The Chequers deal is deeply flawed on both economic as well as political grounds – a “no deal” Brexit would be a far preferable solution, argues Ruth Lea. In her opinion, a Chequers-style deal would be economically sub-optimal, tying the UK to the EU’s rulebook, but without any influence. On the contrary, in the event of a “no deal” Brexit, trading under […]

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    Notes on compromise: joining the EEA is not the same as staying in the EU

Notes on compromise: joining the EEA is not the same as staying in the EU

On behalf of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has urged that the UK leave the EU but remain within the Customs Union. It should seek also to join the European Economic Area on the same terms as Norway and Iceland enjoy. Many others have defended the same proposal. On a free vote, it would probably command a majority in the House […]

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    How will Brexit shape conflict resolution between the UK and other European countries?

How will Brexit shape conflict resolution between the UK and other European countries?

How will Brexit shape conflict resolution within and between EU member states? In this post, Johannes Karreth (Ursinus College) observes that Brexit may pose a challenge not only to peace in Ireland but also for disputes between the UK and other European countries, such as the recent Franco-British “scallop war”, that the EU has helped to keep at bay. […]

Brexit is re-making the UK’s constitution under our noses

New Brexit-based rules are likely to impact on devolution. There is serious danger that is re-making the UK’s constitution under our noses, writes Daniel Wincott (Cardiff University). 

The territorial constitution is particularly fragile. Pursuing Brexit, Theresa May’s government has stumbled into deep questions about devolution. The territorial politics of Brexit is a bewildering mix of ignorance, apparent disdain, confrontation, cooperation and […]

September 17th, 2018|Featured, UK politics|5 Comments|

Book Review: The Language of Brexit by Steve Buckledee

In The Language of Brexit: How Britain Talked its Way Out of the European Union, Steve Buckledee analyses and compares the linguistic features of both sides of the UK ‘Brexit’ debate, placing these discursive techniques in wider social and historical context. Combining an accessible writing style and thoughtful analyses, the book will help open up and advance the academic discussion of Brexit […]

September 14th, 2018|Culture, Featured|0 Comments|
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    WTO option in practice: how a no-deal Brexit would seriously damage key UK industries

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.

Whilst a no-deal Brexit […]

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

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 of populist parties.

Since the […]

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    Why we must all now be with Rees-Mogg: the case against a sudden reversal of Brexit

Why we must all now be with Rees-Mogg: the case against a sudden reversal of Brexit

All the available evidence suggests that Brexit will be chaotic and debilitating, but the answer is not necessarily to force a halt – unless it is the Hard Brexit devotees themselves who are forced to do it. In this blog, Conor Gearty (LSE) explains that a sudden reversal of Brexit would become the new casus belli. Equally, the government’s current exit […]

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    Will the independence of the Bank of England fall as a consequence of Brexit?

Will the independence of the Bank of England fall as a consequence of Brexit?

Will central bank independence in the UK fall as a consequence of Brexit? As Hjalte Lokdam (LSE) explains, Brexit represents a political shift that is likely to affect the structure of the British governmental apparatus. The role of the executive will undoubtedly be strengthened, and if the already considerable difficulties associated with exiting the EU are compounded by a recession, an either […]

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    The future of the Single Electricity Market on the island of Ireland after Brexit is yet to be agreed on

The future of the Single Electricity Market on the island of Ireland after Brexit is yet to be agreed on

A great deal of attention during the Brexit negotiations has been focused on the issue of the Irish border. However, as Meabh Cormacain writes, Brexit also has important implications for Northern Ireland’s participation in the Single Electricity Market that currently exists across the island of Ireland. She highlights that despite widespread agreement on the importance of the Single Electricity […]