By LSE authors

When unpaid childcare isn’t ‘work’: EU residency rights have gendered consequences

All EU migrants are not equal when it comes to residency rights, writes Isabel Shutes, Assistant Professor of Social Policy at the LSE. The unpaid labour of women with young children, who take time out of paid work to look after them, is not recognised as “genuine and effective work” in EU case law. Consequently, they are at greater risk of […]

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    Desire for change and rejection of a ‘hard Brexit’ motivated young people in the General Election

Desire for change and rejection of a ‘hard Brexit’ motivated young people in the General Election

A new survey of voters in the recent UK general election has revealed that young voters – those between the ages of 18 and 24 years old – were significantly more motivated by a desire for change, a rejection of the vision of Brexit that the Government was promoting, and frustration with the current political climate than the rest […]

Euroscepticism has taken hold across the EU – but it has many different roots

Euroscepticism – defined as outright or defined opposition to the European project – is becoming a mainstream, contested phenomenon, writes Simona Guerra. The EU has been challenged by the Greek referendum in July 2015, the refugee crisis and Brexit. Euroscepticism is no longer the exclusive province of ‘peripheral’ parties like Ukip or the fringes of society. How did a previously sidelined […]

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    Post-Brexit work visa quotas on EU nationals are likely to favour graduates

Post-Brexit work visa quotas on EU nationals are likely to favour graduates

Businesses that rely on low-skilled EU labour may face hiring difficulties, writes Jonathan Wadsworth. He argues that post-Brexit work visa quotas on EU nationals will probably favour graduates.

Had things gone as most commentators expected, the UK would now be entering hard Brexit talks with the near certainty of leaving the single market and/or customs union and the consequent ending of […]

Divorce doesn’t have to be bloody difficult

Framing Brexit as overwhelmingly negative prevents productive dialogue. Jennifer Jackson-Preece who has recently introduced the Generation Brexit project on the blog, which gives voice to the millennial generation, addresses ways of developing a less confrontational Brexit identity.

In a recent blog, Steve Bullock rightly reminds us that tough and difficult are not the same thing. As a former EU trade negotiator, he speaks from experience. But […]

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    A U-turn on a hard Brexit should not be entirely disregarded

A U-turn on a hard Brexit should not be entirely disregarded

Britain’s recent General Election and its unanticipated outcome marks the latest chapter in the political turbulence that has characterised the last twelve months since the EU referendum. Tim Oliver argues that the election was not in fact about Brexit, although it does now leave the timing of Brexit in flux. 

 

Much ink has been spilt explaining one of the most unexpected […]

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    Brexit is a fascinating case study for the next generation of students and teachers of British and European politics

Brexit is a fascinating case study for the next generation of students and teachers of British and European politics

Brexit is both a boon and a bane to the teaching and study of British and European politics. For Dr Tim Oliver of LSE and Alex Boyle, a politics student at the University of Liverpool, there are five ways in which Brexit is central to the study and teaching of both.

As a student learning the politics of Europe […]

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    Significant concessions to the UK in any Brexit deal are increasingly unlikely

Significant concessions to the UK in any Brexit deal are increasingly unlikely

Britain’s negotiations to leave the European Union formally began on 19 June, but it is still unclear what impact the unexpected result of the UK’s general election will have on the process. Julian M Hoerner indicates that from the EU’s perspective, little has changed following the election as the EU had already decided on its negotiating position in advance. However, […]

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    Calling all millennials: share your ideas and help to shape Brexit

Calling all millennials: share your ideas and help to shape Brexit

Generation Brexit is a crowdsourced project aimed at inspiring millennials in Britain and the EU to help shape Brexit negotiations and the future of UK-EU relations. As Michael Cottakis and Roch Dunin-Wąsowicz explain, it draws on the success of the 1989 Generation Initiative in order to catalyse millennials’ political engagement.

Generation Brexit is a partnership with the 1989 Generation Initiative, an open […]

LSE Continental Breakfast 3: Whitehall feels the strain

In the third of LSE’s Continental Breakfasts – held under Chatham House rules, so participants can speak as freely as they wish – a roundtable discussed the immense challenges facing Whitehall as it gets to grips with Brexit. Philipp Dreyer reports on some of the key points.

The task Whitehall faces in delivering the government’s Brexit strategy is immense and unprecedented. Not even […]