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Brexit is not inevitable. These are the steps Parliament could take to halt it

Brexit is likely but not inevitable, argues Steve Bullock. He sets out the steps Parliament could take to halt the process, providing that – as senior EU figures have signalled – Article 50 can be revoked.

Only nine months ago the government was still talking about no deal being better than a bad deal. MPs were fighting for a meaningful vote […]

“No, where are you really from?”: Being a UK citizen of colour living in the EU27

To be recognised as British abroad while also being a person of colour means answering uncomfortable questions about where you are really from. Since November 2017, Chantelle Lewis (Goldsmiths, University of London) has been interviewing UK citizens of colour who permanently reside within the EU27, as part of the UK in a Changing Europe (ESRC) funded project Brexit Brits Abroad. Brexit as a […]

With China ascendant, Britain’s ability to shape human rights at the UN now looks uncertain

Britain has had a powerful influence at the UN Human Rights Council and on development issues generally, writes Richard Gowan (European Council on Foreign Relations). But without the UK, the EU’s progressive voice will be weakened. The government hopes to continue to exert influence through non-EU networks, but pressure to tie up trade deals may curtail its criticism of countries […]

Theresa May is caught between the devil and the DUP

The path being pursued by the DUP in Brexit, says Jonathan Evershed (University College Cork), is not so far from the mainstream of Unionist opinion. 

Theresa May’s pact with the DUP has seen constitutional principle overtaken by electoral contingency and political expediency. On 26th June 2017, the spirit and, some have argued, even the letter of the Good Friday Agreement […]

Leavers have a better understanding of Remainers’ motivations than vice versa

Why did people really vote to Leave or Remain? Noah Carl (Centre for Social Investigation) examines four different polls, and finds that immigration and sovereignty headed Leavers’ reasons – contrary to suggestions that the vote was intended to ‘teach politicians a lesson’. Leavers also proved better at characterising Remainers’ reasons than vice versa – something which may be linked to progressives’ greater […]

LSE Continental Breakfast 8: ‘follow’, ‘unfriend’ or ‘take a break’? Three Brexit scenarios envisaged

‘Follow’, ‘unfriend’ or ‘take a break’? Reporting on LSE Continental Breakfast discussions held under Chatham House rules among Italian and British economists, policy-makers and the public in Rome in early February 2018, Marina Cino Pagliarello (LSE) looks at the economic and political consequences of the three options still open to the UK. She then outlines the possibility of a Brexit that […]

The strong economy: how Brexit dishonesty began

Responding to the latest fall in GDP, the Chancellor described the UK economy as ‘strong’ and said it was making ‘significant progress’, blaming bad weather for the drop. Simon Wren-Lewis (Oxford University) says the media have been too ready to accept dishonesty from the government about the state of the economy.

The first quarter growth figures for the UK are […]

The Lords have just raised the bar on the defence of rights and the rule of law in the Brexit process

The success of the Lords’ amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill on Henry VIII powers is very important, writes Joelle Grogan (Middlesex University). It introduces a test of objective necessity that would stop ministers making changes to law at their sole discretion. Whether it will survive the parliamentary ‘ping-pong’ between the two Houses is, however, uncertain.

On 25 April, the […]

What will happen to health and social care for British pensioners living in the EU27?

In an extract from Next Steps: Implementing a Brexit deal for UK citizens living in the EU-27, Meghan Benton (left), Aliyyah Ahad, Michaela Benson (right), Katherine Collins, Helen McCarthy, and Karen O’Reilly (Migration Policy Institute) explain how access for Britons who use health, benefits and social care systems in the EU27 will change after Brexit. In Spain – where many elderly Britons […]

Scotland and Wales wait for the Supreme Court referee on Brexit

As the UK government refers the Scottish and Welsh bills to alter inherited EU law to the Supreme Court, Richard Parry (University of Edinburgh) discusses the interacting policies on devolution and Brexit.

As part of their unfolding tactics on Brexit, the Scottish and Welsh governments have through their legislators taken powers to alter inherited EU-based law in devolved areas after Brexit […]