Very few British people know about restrictions on freedom of movement allowed under existing EU regulations. Yet when they learn about the EU’s “three-month rule”, two-thirds (64%) say it would provide “enough control” over EU immigration. And 67% say that they would support the introduction of ID cards if it meant the authorities could enforce restrictions applied in other […]
The Lib Dems are right to have promised to revoke Article 50, writes Phil Syrpis (University of Bristol). Revocation would ‘make it stop’ – an appealing proposition for those weary of Brexit and who want to focus on domestic politics. Labour should follow suit.
It now looks as though the UK will be heading towards a pre-Brexit general election. Notwithstanding […]
With a general election imminent, Ewan McGaughey (King’s College London) argues that a new law is urgently needed to stop the poll being swung by stolen data, foreign donations and Russian interference.
Since the EU referendum, the narrative of an inter-generational divide has emerged, with the country’s older pro-Leave generation thought to be at odds with a younger, pro-Remain generation. Rakib Ehsan (Henry Jackson Society) investigated these intra-generational differences and suggests that failure to deliver Brexit may provide a boost for far-right organisations, but that a disruptive no-deal Brexit has the […]
The government argues that the courts have no part to play in the row over prorogation, and that it is a matter for Parliament and the executive alone. But what happens when the executive has suspended Parliament? Joelle Grogan (Middlesex University) says a constitutional crisis now looks imminent.
On 18 July, I wrote on LSE Brexit that prorogation was a […]
EU citizens in the UK have to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme in order to stay in the UK. Barbara Drozdowicz (Eastern European Resource Centre) says around three-quarters of them have yet to apply – and Poles, and people living outside England, have particularly low rates.
The most recent release of statistics about applications for EU settled status bring […]
The Prime Minister has requested and received consent for the current parliament to be prorogued, and plans to introduce a new Queen’s Speech before the Brexit deadline of 31 October. David Howarth (University of Cambridge) assesses the options available for those wishing to oppose this and enable the Commons to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
Boris Johnson’s plan to advise the Queen to […]