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We can and should revoke Article 50: here’s how to do it

The UK now has no bargaining power and time is running out. Ewan McGaughey (King’s College London) makes the case for revoking Article 50 and sets out four ways in which it could be done. Revocation is the best way to give the UK time to think, reflect, and find a way forward.

The UK’s uncodified constitution is opaque, but it’s […]

What should replace EU regional development funds after Brexit?

Have EU funds benefited the UK – and which aspects of EU Cohesion Policy should be maintained if they are replaced? Marco Di Cataldo and Vassilis Monastiriotis (LSE) argue that the funds have significantly contributed to regional growth in the UK, particularly in poorer areas. Strategic investments have played a distinct role in the economic growth of UK regions, and […]

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    Extending Article 50: the key legal issues

Extending Article 50: the key legal issues

Sam Fowles (Cornerstone Barristers) looks at the ramifications of extending the Article 50 period. Unless the UK leaves the EU before 1 July, it must either hold European Parliament elections or seek a change in the Treaty on European Union.

With the second defeat of Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, the subsequent vote to reject a “no-deal” Brexit, and her application […]

It could all have been so different: how Britain might have negotiated with Brussels

Could the right negotiation process have brought the EU and Britain closer, not torn them apart? Paul Alexander looks at how a different negotiating approach, and a different Prime Minister, might have handled Brexit in a more consensual way.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. But other countries have managed to maintain the EU’s legitimacy by timing referendums to coincide with […]

Manufacturing workers were especially likely to support Brexit

What socio-economic characteristics were associated with a Leave vote? Leonardo S. Alaimo (far left) and Luigi M. Solivetti (Sapienza University of Rome) use Local Government District data and find that voters with GCSE-level education, and manufacturing workers in particular, were most likely to support Brexit.

Uncertainties still remain about what drove the Leave vote in the EU referendum. Our research […]

Is Brexit a contest between low-earning Leavers and high-earning Remainers?

A common interpretation of Brexit maintains that there was a clear divide between more affluent and less well-off citizens when it came to supporting EU membership. Is this backed up by the available evidence? Mathias Koenig-Archibugi and Miriam Sorace (LSE) present a new way of looking at the question.

A popular narrative of Brexit pits “working-class Leavers” against “middle-class […]

Dismantling the EU’s environmental policy will not be easy – though some will try

After 40 years of shared environmental policy, disentangling the UK’s acquis will be difficult – though some will want to try. Charlotte Burns (University of Sheffield) says a number of obstacles stand in their way: devolution, pressure from the public and NGOs and a lack of capacity in the civil service.

The environment, which was largely ignored during the referendum […]

Brexit laid bare: Victoria Bateman and the naked prophetic tradition

Victoria Bateman is not the first to use nudity as a form of protest. Madeleine Ward (Theos) explores the history of naked dissent.
It’s been a rocky few weeks in the news, from Robert Peston’s assessment that No Deal is now the most likely outcome of the UK’s ongoing Brexit crisis, to warnings of an imminent “collapse of nature”. Set against stories like these, very little […]

March 13th, 2019|Culture, Featured|1 Comment|

Escaping from the Brexit nightmare: the judicial review route

It is difficult to see how the government could legally justify a decision not to seek an extension of negotiations under Article 50, argues Philip Allott (Cambridge University), given that it would have to rely on political rather than legal considerations to avoid responsibility for the damage that could be caused by that failure.

There are many people who honestly […]

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    Gordon Brown | The trillion pound question: extending Article 50

Gordon Brown | The trillion pound question: extending Article 50

Decades from now a new generation will look back with stunned disbelief at the chaos that has unfolded with Brexit, writes Gordon Brown. A day away from our most important Parliamentary votes and with only around 400 hours to go until Brexit, the logic of extending Article 50 is now inescapable if we are to avoid an economic cliff-edge […]