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    Britain is already paying a price for voting to leave the EU

Britain is already paying a price for voting to leave the EU

The full economic consequences of Brexit will not be realised for many years. But 21 months after the referendum, we can start to assess how the Brexit vote has impacted the British economy. Thomas Sampson (LSE’s CEP) summarises what we know so far.

Brexit is yet to happen, but the economic effects of voting to leave are already being felt. How is it possible for the […]

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Why Britain’s habit of cherry-picking criminal justice policy cannot survive Brexit

The European Arrest Warrant is important to Theresa May. But, as Auke Willems (LSE) explains, it will be difficult to negotiate the pan-European security co-operation she wants unless Britain is prepared to cross the ‘red line’ of recognising the European Court of Justice, as well as the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Cooperation on matters of police and criminal law – or […]

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    Brexit, as a democratic exercise, prompts the need for a normative theory of political disintegration

Brexit, as a democratic exercise, prompts the need for a normative theory of political disintegration

Brexit has given rise to a range of critical issues. For example, was the composition of the electorate for the referendum adequate? What follows from the fact that some parts of the UK voted to remain? What will happen to resident EU citizens? Will the EU try to set a warning example in the withdrawal negotiations? It hence prompts the […]

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    While a global trade war is looming, the UK faces an anarchic world economy

While a global trade war is looming, the UK faces an anarchic world economy

The recent surge in US protectionism constitutes a serious challenge to the global trade regime. The EU and China are likely to retaliate against American tariffs of 25% on steel imports and 10% on imported aluminium. The implications of the looming global trade war for Brexit Britain are severe, warns Robert Basedow (LSE).

The protectionist agenda of the Trump administration has been gaining […]

March 19th, 2018|#LSEThinks, Featured|1 Comment|

Sub-national government can only watch and wait as Brexit grows nearer

Brexit negotiations are conducted in London and Brussels. With so much uncertainty about the final shape of any Brexit deal, and no clear immigration policy yet, local and sub-national government is finding it very hard to plan, writes Tony Travers (LSE). The trade deals the government hopes to do will affect regions in different ways – but none can […]

Watch: Hagemann on what Brexit means for EU institutions

The UK has played a very important role as a progressive and liberal voice in EU policy-making. After its departure EU institutions will change quite drastically in the next couple of years, argues Sara Hagemann, Associate Professor in European Politics at the LSE European Institute.

This post represents the views of the author and not those of the Brexit blog, nor the […]

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    Known Unknowns: How to ensure Europe’s security after Brexit

Known Unknowns: How to ensure Europe’s security after Brexit

Brexit will significantly impact both the EU’s and the UK’s foreign, security, and defence policy.  With the UK´s withdrawal from the Union, Britain’s capabilities will formally cease to be part of the EU. Meanwhile, the UK will no longer have access to EU agencies, structures, and decision-making forums. How the EU deals with these changes and how they affect […]

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    How useful are the estimates of the economic consequences of Brexit?

How useful are the estimates of the economic consequences of Brexit?

In this blog, Josh De Lyon (LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance) discusses some of the concerns with the economic forecasts of the effects of Brexit and suggests that the available reports are informative of the likely consequences of Brexit. He also provides an insight into how such research should be interpreted, beyond the headline-grabbing figures reported in the news.

On 29 January, a new government […]

A hard Brexit will see criminals taking back control

How will Brexit affect British security? A hard Brexit would see both the UK and its European partners lose access to much-needed information, but even a soft Brexit will come at a price. Gijs de Vries (LSE) explains.  

What’s the price for Brexit? Whatever it takes, as Brexiteers would have it? A hard Brexit would see Britain crash out of […]