Anthony Salamone

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    Why the current UK-Scotland constitutional impasse was far from inevitable

Why the current UK-Scotland constitutional impasse was far from inevitable

Political deadlock between the UK and Scottish governments over Brexit might well have been avoided, if a greater sense of compromise had prevailed, writes Anthony Salamone. He argues that the incomplete embedding of devolution into the UK constitutional framework has exacerbated the Brexit-related tensions which have emerged, as the absence of avenues for resolution of multi-level political disputes lowered […]

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    Why it matters if the European Commission ends up leading the Brexit negotiations

Why it matters if the European Commission ends up leading the Brexit negotiations

The question of which EU institution will lead the UK’s exit negotiations has important implications for how the talks will unfold, writes Anthony Salamone. He argues that, while the negotiations will have both ‘internal’ and ‘external’ dimensions, delegating the detail to the Commission seems the direction of travel at present, which could make Brexit more challenging for the UK […]

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    Britain’s EU membership will now be the subject of several years of negotiation and debate

Britain’s EU membership will now be the subject of several years of negotiation and debate

Last week’s election of a Conservative majority government paves the way for a referendum on Britain’s future in the European Union. Anthony Salamone outlines some of the challenges ahead for the upcoming renegotiation and referendum.
In a surprise to nearly everyone, the Conservatives have won the UK’s 2015 general election with a (small) overall majority. Following his audience with the […]

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    The UK government must urgently overhaul its EU engagement strategy

The UK government must urgently overhaul its EU engagement strategy

Britain has suffered a number of setbacks in Europe of late, from the passage of financial services regulation it opposed to the recent selection of the next European Commission President. Anthony Salamone argues that the UK’s current approach to the European Union is part of the problem. He suggests the government must develop a new comprehensive EU strategy in […]