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Article 50 and the dictatorship of the “democratic” majority
by Brendan Donnelly, 14th March 2017

Deal or no deal? The Article 50 process in context
by Dr Andrew Blick, 14th March 2017

Northern Ireland Elections: Warning Light For May’s Brexit Plans
by John Palmer, 8th March 2017

How long will Parliament ignore the 48% ?
by Brendan Donnelly, 10th February 2017

Ireland faces heavy cost for Britain’s Brexit folly
by John Palmer, 30th January 2017

The Supremes say “Stop in the name of Parliament”
by Brendan Donnelly, 25th January 2017

Mrs. May answers the questions with the worst possible answers
by Brendan Donnelly, 17th January 2017

Prime Minister’s Question Time on Europe
by Brendan Donnelly, 16th January 2017

Taking back control? The EU referendum, Parliament and the ‘May Doctrine’
By Dr Andrew Blick, Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History, King’s College London; and Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust

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