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Ulster and Brexit: The shape of things to come
by Brendan Donnelly, 5th December 2017

Hard Brexit and the regions
by Dr Andrew Black, 1st December 2017

Brexit and the European Court of Justice
by Dr Andrew Blick, 1st December 2017

“Hard Brexit or no Brexit?”, that is the question
by Brendan Donnelly, 1st November 2017

Mrs May shuffles the cards in Florence but cannot change them
by Brendan Donnelly, 25th September 2017

BREXIT: Labour makes a move but is it in the right direction?
by Brendan Donnelly, 1st September 2017

The Brexit transition deal debate: an exercise in futility
by Brendan Donnelly, 15th August 2017

The 2017 General Election: a mandate for Brexit?
by Dr Andrew Blick, 30th May 2017

“Hard Brexit”, International Trade and the WTO Scenario
by Dr Andrew Black, May 2017


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