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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

No good choices for the British government in the Brexit negotiations
by Brendan Donnelly, 20th July 2017

A chaotic Brexit is still a possibility
by Brendan Donnelly, 28th June 2017

‘There May be trouble ahead’: Brexit after the election
by Dr Andrew Blick, 26th June 2017

The dilemmas of Brexit have not been changed by the election
by Brendan Donnelly, 13th June 2017

After the election comes the painful Brexit reality
by Brendan Donnelly, 30th May 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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