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    How the government can use quotas to build a sustainable future for UK fishing

How the government can use quotas to build a sustainable future for UK fishing

As the government attempts to determine a vision for national, ‘world leading’ fisheries after Brexit, the big challenge is about the use of quota, writes Erin Priddle. She outlines three basic principles that can be used to frame a fishing future with well-balanced goals for jobs, seafood supply, and the marine environment.

As the media, environmentalists, and industry examine UK […]

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    How the Conservatives can use Brexit to improve animal welfare governance – and their image

How the Conservatives can use Brexit to improve animal welfare governance – and their image

Through re-shaping animal welfare policy in light of Brexit, the government has an historic opportunity not only to preserve the UK’s position as a global leader in this area, but also to give the Conservatives a name as a progressive party, writes Steven McCulloch. He explains how the government ought to navigate the matter.

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    Local elections give a voice to migrants – and this could be bad news for the Conservatives in London

Local elections give a voice to migrants – and this could be bad news for the Conservatives in London

About a quarter of the population in the median London ward was born in a Commonwealth or EU country. At the same time, there is a negative relationship between the share of these migrants in the population and levels of support for the Conservative party across London. Joachim Wehner explains the potential implications.

The Brexit referendum created deep uncertainty about the […]

Leaving Spaceship Europe: British space policy after Brexit

After years of building spacepower for Brussels, London seems set to jettison from it and enter the unknown of commercial life in space outside the single market and customs union. Bleddyn Bowen considers the costs of Britain leaving the EU while the latter is asserting itself as an independent and concrete spacepower.

The history of British involvement in the […]

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    EU citizens in the UK are in a particularly weak position and need an independent authority to monitor their rights

EU citizens in the UK are in a particularly weak position and need an independent authority to monitor their rights

The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement (WA) has been unveiled, but the protection of EU citizens’ rights after Brexit is still a hotly debated topic. As things stand now, EU citizens living in Britain may risk falling into an implementation gap created by the limitations to bottom-up enforcement and the limits of international dispute settlement. Stijn Smismans argues that EU citizens in the […]

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    UK influence after Brexit: the Commonwealth should be seen as a network, not as an excuse

UK influence after Brexit: the Commonwealth should be seen as a network, not as an excuse

Portraying the Commonwealth as a group of trading partners who share similar values and that will bolster the UK’s influence and prosperity after Brexit is at best delusional, writes Fred Carver. He argues that while the Commonwealth can be used as a diplomatic network in certain cases, it should not be used as a catch-all excuse for trade […]

April 14th, 2018|Brexit, Featured|6 Comments|
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    Understanding the UK’s soft power: more than Shakespeare and the Royal Family

Understanding the UK’s soft power: more than Shakespeare and the Royal Family

Do we understand enough about what soft power is? Gary Rawnsley explains that although the focus has so far been on cultural icons and stories, there is another important aspect to soft power: the actions of the British government. These are seen as a reflection of the values the UK upholds, and so influence opinions overseas. He argues that […]

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    Public attitudes to Brexit: the referendum was more a vote for re-regulation than for de-regulation

Public attitudes to Brexit: the referendum was more a vote for re-regulation than for de-regulation

Drawing on new polling of attitudes to Brexit, Marley Morris explores the public’s preference for different trade scenarios when faced with a number of difficult trade-offs. He concludes that, if the government wants public support for its negotiating position, it must negotiate a deal that keeps the European model close – and rejects the deregulation agenda.

The strange irony of […]