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    The Europeanization of the Northern Ireland peace process and how Brexit threatens it all

The Europeanization of the Northern Ireland peace process and how Brexit threatens it all

Giada Lagana offers on overview of the EU’s role in Northern Ireland’s peace-making process over the past three decades, and assesses its impact on Anglo-Irish relations. She concludes that protecting the Good Friday Agreement and the dynamics between its key actors is vital to Northern Ireland’s future, and there is hardly an alternative on offer.

April 1998 was a time […]

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    The LibDems’ 2018 performance was underwhelming – but these were not the elections to judge the party on

The LibDems’ 2018 performance was underwhelming – but these were not the elections to judge the party on

Despite media headlines to the contrary, the Liberal Democrats’ performance in the recent local elections was pretty underwhelming, explains David Cutts. But it is the 2019 local elections that will tell us more about the long-term viability of the party, since those will concern a larger number of English districts where the LibDems will be seeking to reclaim ground […]

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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.

Michael Gove, currently the Minister at […]

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    Tony Travers on what to look out for in today’s local elections

Tony Travers on what to look out for in today’s local elections

Today, 3 May 2018, local elections are being held across England. Tony Travers assesses what is at stake for the main parties in this election, and what the key benchmarks for success will be in terms of local results and national equivalent vote share.

Local elections in many countries are used as a ‘real world’ test of public opinion in […]

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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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    Kwasi Kwarteng: Does the UK need its own infrastructure bank?

Kwasi Kwarteng: Does the UK need its own infrastructure bank?

How can the UK translate its infrastructure ambition into reality in light of Brexit? Could part of the solution be the creation of a domestic equivalent to the European Investment Bank? Kwasi Kwarteng MP writes that, whilst offering several advantages, there are practical and fiscal reasons why a domestic infrastructure bank is currently an unrealistic prospect.

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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|