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Can we really get a ‘better’ deal?

Theresa May’s plan kicks the Brexit ‘can’ down the road because any Brexit deal will be inferior to the status quo, write Michael Ellington and Costas Milas (Liverpool).

Publication of the 585-page Brexit-deal document was immediately followed by swift criticism of Mrs May’s negotiating ‘outcome’ and a series of cabinet resignations. When academics are asked to examine a PhD student, they are […]

November 16th, 2018|Featured, UK politics|4 Comments|

Post-Brexit transfers of personal data: the clock is ticking

The UK government would like to keep EU-UK data transfers largely the same following the country’s separation from the EU, writes J Scott Marcus (Bruegel). But talks have yet to even commence on a future data-sharing relationship, and a landmark European Court of Human Rights ruling in September bodes poorly for the UK’s future status under the EU’s General […]

Always look on the bright side of Brexit

Is there a bright side to Brexit, even for those who voted for the UK to remain in the EU? Nauro F Campos reasons that there is at least one undeniable positive from Brexit: we are now more willing to ask questions about European integration than we were before the referendum. In doing so, our knowledge about economic integration […]

November 15th, 2018|Featured, UK politics|0 Comments|

BRINO satisfies no-one. The Brexit wrangles are far from over

As the cabinet pores over Theresa May’s Brexit deal, where do we stand? Dimitri Zenghelis (LSE) says even if the deal passes ministers and Parliament, the uncertainty is far from over.

In my last post for LSE Brexit, I wrote:
“Looking ahead, the prospects are not encouraging. The ‘agreement’ at Chequers and subsequent ministerial resignations reflect the fact that the time […]

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    The extent of Russian-backed fraud means the referendum is invalid

The extent of Russian-backed fraud means the referendum is invalid

Four separate reports have fatally undermined the Brexit vote, argues Ewan McGaughey (King’s College London). They show how Russia used the Leave campaigns, official and unofficial, to sway the referendum. A case soon to be heard in the High Court will argue that the result should consequently be deemed void.

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    Are PPE graduates ruining Britain? MPs who studied it at university are among the most pro-Remain

Are PPE graduates ruining Britain? MPs who studied it at university are among the most pro-Remain

Since the referendum, there has been much speculation about the relationship between MPs’ undergraduate degree subjects and their stance in the Brexit referendum. Yuan Yi Zhu (Oxford) and Noah Carl (Cambridge) observe that MPs who studied PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) at university are among the most pro-Remain.

Are PPE graduates ruining Britain? In recent years, the ever-popular degree, […]

November 14th, 2018|Culture, Featured|2 Comments|

How EU migrants have propped up Britain’s social care

Last week NIESR published new research for the Cavendish Coalition on the implications of Brexit for the health and social care sector.  Their conclusions are stark:  Brexit is likely to lead to a substantial shortfall in nurses and doctors which needs to be urgently addressed by new immigration policy, writes Heather Rolfe (NIESR). However, while the implications of any future immigration […]

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    London Calling Brexit: How the rest of the UK views the capital

London Calling Brexit: How the rest of the UK views the capital

London has been accused of dominating UK political, economic and cultural life for hundreds of years. However, the last decade has seen relations become increasingly strained, with a series of seismic events inflaming longstanding tensions between the capital and the rest of the nation. In the third of the London Calling Brexit series, Jack Brown (Centre for London) looks at […]

Central and Eastern Europe after Brexit: fear of domination, fear of abandonment

Where does Brexit leave Central and Eastern Europe? On the one hand, it pulls the centre of EU gravity eastwards, further away from the Atlantic. On the other, it leaves the region vulnerable on its eastern frontier. Alina Bârgăoanu (Harvard) explains why these states feel abandoned and fear domination by Germany.

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    The UK may be leaving the EU, but Euro-English is here to stay

The UK may be leaving the EU, but Euro-English is here to stay

English is one of the EU’s 24 official languages and the main working language in the EU’s institutions. This is unlikely to change because of Brexit. In fact, English may come to be seen as a more neutral language because it is no longer associated with one specific member state, writes Nils Ringe (University of Wisconsin – Madison). It is likely, […]

November 12th, 2018|Culture, Featured|4 Comments|