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Walking away from the Good Friday Agreement may look easy. Picking up the pieces will take decades

Britain cannot leave the Single Market and customs union without destabilising the Good Friday Agreement. Duncan Morrow (University of Ulster) explains why Brexiters have identified the Agreement as the biggest single obstacle to their vision. Walking away from the Good Friday Agreement may look easy. Picking up the pieces could last a lifetime.

It may be 1690 since the politics of the north of Ireland […]

The rights of non-UK EU citizens living here are not a ‘done deal’. This is why

The issue of the post-Brexit rights of EU citizens living in the UK was settled at the end of Phase 1 of the negotiations – or was it? Alexandra Bulat (SSEES, University of London) says many people are still ‘in limbo’ – worried that a lack of sickness insurance, past criminal convictions or even civil fines will lead to their […]

Campaigners for a second referendum must be clear about what voters would be asked

The offer of ‘a second referendum’ is too vague to elicit a useful response, writes Jennifer Hornsby (Birkbeck, University of London). It is unclear to voters whether the option of staying in the EU would still be on the table, whether such a vote would be a rerun of June 2016, or if they would be voting to accept or […]

Why distance matters in trade

Despite the notion of hyper-globalisation, most trade happens with countries in close geographic proximity. A tendency towards regionalisation and the UK’s strong dependence on EU imports seem to have been forgotten in the Brexit debate, argues Patrick Kaczmarczyk (University of Sheffield).

A persistent feature of the Brexit debate is the conviction among Brexiteers that the UK will be able to offset any […]

What will post-Brexit industrial strategy look like?

Until we know exactly what kind of Brexit we are going to get, writes Steve Coulter (LSE), it is difficult for Britain to craft an informed industrial strategy. Yet that is what the government is trying to do. If the UK does leave the Single Market and customs union, it may come under pressure to intervene heavily in some manufacturing […]

In aid and development, Britain’s long-accumulated expertise is valuable to the EU

Britain has historically been a leader in development and humanitarian aid, with the EU amplifying the value of its links with the Commonwealth and its global influence. The fall in the value of the pound has already shrunk its budgets. Brexit will sever some of the links British aid experts have spent decades cultivating, writes Sebastian Steingass (University of […]

Across the water: personal and political reflections on holding dual British-Irish citizenship

After the Brexit vote, Richard S Grayson (Goldsmiths, University of London) became an Irish citizen, meaning that he has dual British-Irish citizenship. This was partly from his desire to retain a European identity. More importantly, it reflected a Northern Irish ancestry which, before and after partition, was intimately bound up with the rest of the island. He suggests that for those […]

Long read | Brexit and the sovereignty of Parliament: a backbencher’s view

Brexit is a constitutional, legal, and political challenge of a size the UK has not seen in decades and will have consequences that are both uncertain and long-lasting. In this post, Dominic Grieve MP offers his distinctive perspective on Brexit, discussing the concept of parliamentary sovereignty, the role of international courts in UK law, and the more troubling aspects of the Withdrawal […]

‘Brexitannia’: an unsettling, beautiful insight into post-referendum UK

Brexitannia is a sociological portrait of post-referendum Britain. Travelling around the UK, its director invited people to talk about Brexit and left their responses to speak for themselves. Oliver Daddow (University of Nottingham) says the documentary is an unsettling insight into a Britain coming to terms with an imagined past, a leadership-less present and a manifestly uncertain future.

Put together in […]

Long read | Freedom of movement: what Brexit means for dance

What does Brexit mean for dance, an art form that depends – in more than one sense – on freedom of movement? Dancers from many different backgrounds and who speak different languages routinely work together. Chris Bannerman (Middlesex University) traces the history of European and non-European dance collaborations during the 20th century, and asks what Brexit may mean for the future […]

February 14th, 2018|Culture, Featured|0 Comments|