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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 […]

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    The Brexit vote and General Election were both about austerity and inequality

The Brexit vote and General Election were both about austerity and inequality

The unexpected result of the general election is just another case of voters punishing governments for their handling of the economy, writes Jonathan Hopkin. He argues citizens have had enough of an economic system that deliberately benefits only the few. Established political parties have failed to provide a vision for change, and so new political leaders who do so […]

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    Brexit will disrupt financial markets – but systemic risk is unlikely

Brexit will disrupt financial markets – but systemic risk is unlikely

Brexit will probably cause disruption in markets, but systemic risk is unlikely. This is because we’re likely to see increased financial fragmentation and caution in the face of uncertainty, write Jon Danielsson, Robert Macrae and Eva Micheler.

With less than two years until Britain leaves the EU, the implications of Brexit for financial stability are of some concern. Two key central bankers […]

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    Introducing the Generation Brexit project – a chance for millennials to shape Brexit

Introducing the Generation Brexit project – a chance for millennials to shape Brexit

Young people don’t vote – or that was the conventional wisdom. However, polling data from the 2017 UK General Election suggest an unprecedented youth turnout, especially when compared with the Brexit vote. Jennifer Jackson-Preece and Roch Dunin-Wąsowicz introduce the Generation Brexit project, which addresses the politicisation of millennials. This LSE-based project will give a voice to the millennial generation that until recently has been largely disengaged […]

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    Parliament has a strong and clear mandate for Brexit, Remainers and EU politicians shouldn’t question it

Parliament has a strong and clear mandate for Brexit, Remainers and EU politicians shouldn’t question it

The recent general election gave the UK Parliament a strong and clear popular mandate for delivering Brexit. Annette Bongardt and Francisco Torres emphasise that with more than 85 per cent of the vote on a clear Brexit platform (Conservatives, Labour, UKIP) – promising to respect the Brexit referendum result – not only the new government but indeed almost the entire […]

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    The net migration target is one of the strangest political fetishes in recent history

The net migration target is one of the strangest political fetishes in recent history

The net migration target is one of the strangest political fetishes of modern political history, writes Jonathan Wadsworth. He argues that it is far from obvious why any government would seek to target something over which it has very little control. Even if migration from the EU fell to zero, the net migration numbers would be way above the […]

Hopes of a softer Brexit are probably in vain – though I’d love to be proved wrong

Are we heading for a softer Brexit after the Conservatives’ electoral setback? Piers Ludlow doubts it. There is little to suggest voters were warning Theresa May off a hard Brexit. The Cabinet reshuffle is unlikely to tip the balance, and even if she returns from Brussels with a softer deal it is far from clear that Labour would back […]

Breaking up families is easy to do: family reunification post-Brexit

Will EU citizens living in the UK be able to keep the rights they have enjoyed up to now? Or will the UK’s unusually harsh family reunification laws apply to them? Katya Ivanova (left) and Georgiana Turculet predict that the Brexit negotiations will reignite domestic debates around citizens’ core family rights. The authors outline four possible outcomes of the negotiations. […]