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What’s wrong with the EU Settlement Scheme, and how to fix it

The EU Settlement Scheme has been touted as an easy route to Settled Status for EU migrants in the UK. But it has serious flaws. Barbara Drozdowicz (East European Resource Centre) explains how vulnerable applicants are being deterred from applying or exploited by ‘cowboy’ advisors.

In our work with disadvantaged and vulnerable EU migrants, the East European Resource Centre has […]

Brexit: how both sides of the political divide have co-opted the ‘left behind’ North

There has been a tendency in British public discourse since the 2016 referendum on EU membership to identify the residents of Northern England as the principal “culprits” of the Brexit vote, writes Craig Berry (Manchester Metropolitan University). In truth, the North has been deliberately subjugated to the dominant economy of the south-east.

Given that, in a direct, immediate sense, it […]

Trying to stop Johnson proroguing Parliament would take time – which we don’t have

Proroguing Parliament to force a no-deal Brexit would not in itself bring about a constitutional crisis, writes Joelle Grogan (Middlesex University). But if Johnson ignores the will of Parliament, or if parliamentarians fight back with an alternative Parliament, it would. John Major and Gina Miller have said they will seek a judicial review if Boris Johnson tries to prorogue, […]

If it wants to survive, the EU must think much more strategically

Europe needs to be far more ambitious if it is to challenge the dual hegemony of the United States and China. José Ignacio Torreblanca (European Council on Foreign Relations) calls for the EU to develop its strategic autonomy through boosting its security and diplomatic authority.
Europeans observe with great concern how the rivalry between the United States and China is […]

Why UK parties are starting to embrace Brexit-driven electoral pacts

The left-right dimension in UK politics is being replaced by a libertarian-authoritarian dimension which the first past the post system struggles to accommodate. Ian Simpson (Electoral Reform Society) looks at why the parties are scrambling to embrace Brexit-driven electoral pacts. 

During the first half of 2019, party affiliation among the British electorate became more fragmented and volatile than ever before. […]

What do British newspaper readers think about Brexit?

The various Brexit allegiances of Britain’s newspapers are clear. But what do their readers think? Heinz Brandenburg (University of Strathclyde) analyses data from the British Election Study Internet Panel to find out how intransigent – or open to compromise – their readers are, and how readerships have shifted since Brexit.

Plenty of research has gone into how Brexit has been […]

Czech Brexit policy: why the country has fallen in behind the rest of the EU

Monika Brusenbauch Meislová (Masaryk University) looks at why, despite increasing Euroscepticism, the Czech Republic has stuck to the EU line during Brexit negotiations.

There are at least four reasons why one might expect Brexit to be a high-profile, politicised issue in Czech politics. First of all, there is increasing evidence that the European Union (EU) crises, of which Brexit is currently […]

No way to avoid Brexit: how it affects the mental health of EU migrants in Scotland

How has Brexit affected the mental health of EU citizens in Scotland? Piotr Teodorowski, Ruth Woods and Catriona Kennedy (Robert Gordon University) talked to migrants in Edinburgh and Aberdeen and found that the ongoing uncertainty about their status, as well as feelings of shock and rejection, had affected their wellbeing and in some cases worsened existing mental health problems.

The […]

How the financial industry and the law firms that support it are preparing for Brexit

The three years since the referendum have given the financial sector plenty of time to prepare for Brexit, writes Rebecca Christie (Bruegel). Thousands of lawyers have registered to practise in Ireland and firms are using Brexit as a chance to diversify, relocating some services elsewhere in the EU.
The UK is leaving the European Union, in spirit if not in […]

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    ‘She’s dead of course!’ The British constitution, Brexit and human rights

‘She’s dead of course!’ The British constitution, Brexit and human rights

The flexibility of the British constitution, once thought to be such a strength, has played a large part in destroying the country. In this edited version of a recent lecture delivered in Cambridge, Conor Gearty (LSE) explains why he now believes more than ever that only the experience of no-deal will bring Britain to its senses.
‘There was an old lady […]