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Hard Brexit? Only if it’s free

Lowering immigration was the key motivation behind the Brexit vote, and how to achieve it dominates the current political debate. Drawing on new data, Eric Kaufmann analyses the propsects of support for a hard and a soft Brexit, based on how much Britons would be willing to pay to reduce the number of Europeans entering the UK.

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    Why the Human Rights Act should not be repealed: an Irish perspective

Why the Human Rights Act should not be repealed: an Irish perspective

Arguments against the Human Rights Act are based on misconceptions, writes Conor Gearty. And in the context of Brexit, repealing an Act which is at the heart of devolved nations only to replace it with a British bill of rights would exacerbate the existing alienation that the Leave vote has started. Those misconceptions must be exposed.

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    Why there should not be a General Election ‘about the EU’ – and why the UK isn’t a democracy

Why there should not be a General Election ‘about the EU’ – and why the UK isn’t a democracy

There has been much talk about whether a general election will or should take place before 2020, the key arguments behind it being that Theresa May has no mandate to carry out her programme, while also having no mandate to negotiate the exact terms of Brexit. Calling an early election would therefore be a single-topic vote. Yossi Nehushtan explains […]

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    The fact that the UK avoided an immediate crisis does not tell us much about the future

The fact that the UK avoided an immediate crisis does not tell us much about the future

Holger Schmieding explains why the initial Brexit shock has subsided fast. First, instead of taking charge, the leading Brexiteers lost the ensuing power struggle within the Conservative party as the mildly pro-EU Theresa May prevailed within just three weeks. Second, May’s calm and slow approach to Brexit issues has fostered the impression that she will seek realistic co-operation rather […]

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    In a divided Britain, the pro-EU movement will have to be clear about what it wants

In a divided Britain, the pro-EU movement will have to be clear about what it wants

The Brexit vote has thrown different conceptions of democracy into sharp relief. Some are horrified at the conduct of the referendum campaign; others see the result as the revealed will of the people. Luke Temple uses tweets from the March for Europe event on the 3rd September to show how these views clash. He concludes that the pro-EU movement needs a clear aim if it’s to make […]

Recap: why Brexit still faces extraordinary challenges

Three months since the UK voted to leave the EU and it is still unclear what form Brexit will take or what the next steps are. What we instead have to go by is Theresa May’s ambiguous ‘Brexit means Brexit’ assertion. Dennis Shen outlines some of the reasons why Brexit remains far from a foregone conclusion.

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Why reports of a Brexit boost are at best premature

A spate of surprisingly upbeat indicators published in August have prompted some to declare that the economic impact of the vote to leave the European Union has been overstated. Tempting though it is to believe this, such views are at best premature, writes Dimitri Zenghelis. We have not yet left the EU and businesses are waiting to find out […]

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    Interview with Joseph Stiglitz: “Leaving the EU is not going to immunise you against bad policies”

Interview with Joseph Stiglitz: “Leaving the EU is not going to immunise you against bad policies”

Can the euro be saved? How should the EU respond to Brexit? In an interview with editors Artemis Photiadou and Stuart Brown, Nobel Prize-winning economist and bestselling author Joseph Stiglitz discusses the structural problems at the heart of the Eurozone, why an amicable divorce may be preferable to maintaining the single currency, and how EU leaders should respond to […]

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