The UK has formally given notice of its intention to leave the European Union by triggering Article 50. Janice Morphet assesses what the process will mean for the United Kingdom, writing that with a second independence referendum looming in Scotland, and a difficult picture emerging in Northern Ireland, the British Prime Minister could be soon be fighting on two […]
Nine months after the vote, the UK has triggered Article 50. Michael Ellington and Costas Milas explain why we should expect persistent exchange rate volatility and higher borrowing costs once the formal notification is sent to the EU. In this uncertain environment, the likelihood of rebalancing the economy towards export-oriented sectors may prove to be another pro-Brexit myth.
Theresa May […]
Comprehensive Sickness Insurance – the little-known loophole used to deny EU citizens permanent residency
Not only has the government – and parliament – failed to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in Britain post-Brexit, many such citizens are already being refused permanent residency due to not having had Comprehensive Sickness Insurance. Aleksandra Herbeć outlines the vagueness surrounding the up-until-now obscure requirement for permanent residency, and explains how such a vital prerequisite should […]
Scotland’s continued membership of and access to the EU is at the forefront of a possible second independence referendum. Together with the political and economic arguments that are often debated, the question of national identity is also worth considering, write Charles Pattie and Ron Johnston. They explain why a majority of Scots could reject independence once more.
When the UK […]
Although some non-EU member states do participate in the Erasmus student exchange programme, it is unclear whether the UK will continue its participation following Brexit. Charlie Cadywould writes that educational and cultural exchanges will be vital for ensuring Britain does not close itself off from Europe, but that programmes like Erasmus need to do a much better job of […]
The Brexit vote has not shifted overall opinion on the question of Scottish independence in Scotland. Jan Eichhorn explains why this is the case and writes that, if supporters or opponents of Scottish independence want to use Brexit to their advantage, their best chance is to establish a narrative about its impact on the economy.
In the EU referendum, 62 […]
An EU citizen is an EU citizen, writes Tanja Bueltmann, and the government has made it abundantly clear that we are all in limbo until a deal to secure our rights is negotiated with the EU – if such a deal can be done. Politicians have chosen not to oppose the wave of xenophobia sweeping across the country, but […]
Although reaction to the recent Supreme Court ruling on the triggering of Article 50 has focused on arguments about the sovereignty of parliament, for Scotland it has highlighted once again not that parliament is sovereign, but that the Westminster Parliament is – and that this rule applies even if Westminster intends to legislate contrary to Scottish wishes. Sean Swan […]