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Brexit: The Political Declaration must be vague and precise at the same time
by Brendan Donnelly, 11th October 2018

Brexit: Salzburg makes a People’s Vote more likely
by Brendan Donnelly, 24th September 2018

Brexit: The Conservative centre cannot hold
by Brendan Donnelly, 27th August 2018

Mrs May has no choice but to obey Jacob Rees-Mogg
by Brendan, Donnelly, 18th July 2018

Brexit: Heading to a Deal or No Deal While UK Politics Implodes?
by Kirsty Hughes,18th July 2018

Devolution, Federalism and the UK Constitution: Lessons and implications of the Brexit process
by Dr Andrew Blick , June 2018

Brexit: Irish realism meets British wishful thinking
by Brendan Donnelly, 22nd May 2018

Brexit: A “meaningful” vote for MPs implies a “meaningful” vote for the people
by Brendan Donnelly, 18th May 2018

Brexit: Anything could happen in the next half year
by Brendan Donnelly, 23rd April 2018


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