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Do the UK’s backstop proposals signal progress?

The publication of the UK government’s technical note on customs arrangements the other week was welcome. After months of requests from the EU and the Irish government, the UK government have, at last, provided a written draft plan on the Irish border to discuss. In this blog, Etain Tannam (Trinity College Dublin) explains whether the UK’s backstop proposals signal progress?

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‘Like the end of a love story’: Brexit and highly-skilled French migrants in London

French migrants in London, most of them highly skilled and economically successful, were among the most shocked by Brexit. Jon Mulholland (University of the West of England) and Louise Ryan (University of Sheffield), who first researched this group in 2011-12, revisited them after the referendum and found uncertainty, precarity and deep sadness.

Despite the destructive shockwaves of the financial crisis of 2008, […]

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    Could the Norway model work for Britain? Twelve points to help you decide

Could the Norway model work for Britain? Twelve points to help you decide

While considering the EU Withdrawal Bill, the Lords passed an amendment to require the Commons to vote on remaining in the European Economic Area, bringing the possibility of a ‘Norway model’ for the UK back on the agenda. John Erik Fossum and Hans Petter Graver explain how this works and how it has affected Norway’s relationship with the EU.

While Norway has […]

Not settled yet: questions the Home Office has yet to answer about EU citizens’ status

EU citizens living in the UK will be able to apply for settled status post-Brexit. Anne-Laure Donskoy sets out some of the problems with this plan and the uncertainties that remain.

At long last, the UK government has published the document that was supposed to give all 3.6m EU citizens currently living in the UK clarity and certainty about their status […]

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    Is Brexit funny? The cultural significance of comedy about Brexit

Is Brexit funny? The cultural significance of comedy about Brexit

Since mid-2016 there has been a vast amount of jokes, comedy and satire about the EU referendum and Brexit. Is Brexit funny? Is it controversial for comedians to joke about Brexit? Where are all the pro-Brexit comedians? In this blog, Simon Weaver and Sharon Lockyer look at the cultural significance of comedy about Brexit.

There has been very little academic […]

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International Health Service: how the NHS has always relied on overseas labour

Would-be NHS staff from overseas will shortly find it easier to secure permission to work in the UK. Doctors and nurses from the European Economic Area, who have helped to meet staff shortages in recent decades, may no longer have the right to do so. Parvati Raghuram (Open University) looks at how the NHS has depended on foreign workers since […]

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    Britain’s global negotiating position is weaker after the G7 Summit

Britain’s global negotiating position is weaker after the G7 Summit

The leaders of the G7 meet annually to affirm the strength of their relationships and chart the steps to further deepen their ties. The G7 is a key forum for the UK, as it is the only governance group that includes both the EU and the US, the two most important entities with whom the British government is negotiating […]

Post-Brexit immigration policy: Scotland wants to go its own way

Britain does not yet have a post-Brexit immigration policy, and a likely shortage of lower-skilled workers poses a particular challenge. Sarah Kyambi (University of  Edinburgh) looks at how governments try to meet labour shortages and why Scotland is exploring ways to encourage migrants to settle permanently.

Despite the likelihood that free movement will end when the UK leaves the European […]

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    Britain will be scrambling hard to put Galileo at the centre of a new security partnership

Britain will be scrambling hard to put Galileo at the centre of a new security partnership

Galileo, a niche satellite technology programme, has escalated to the top of the Brexit political agenda as  Britain and the EU wrangle over access to it. There is a thrilling tension as the two have become locked in an inter-governmental conflict overhung by industrial threats, against a backdrop of science-fiction-like technologies. Galileo symbolises the power of space communications for economic […]

The meaningful vote explained in sticky notes

What does the Commons vote on a meaningful vote mean? Joelle Grogan (Middlesex University, left) and Georgia Price explain.

 

 

This post represents the views of the authors and not those of the Brexit blog, nor the LSE.

Joelle Grogan is a Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University.