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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

The Brexit election will not make Brexit easier for Mrs. May
by Brendan Donnelly, 25th April 2017

Pointless soft Brexit, suicidal hard Brexit
by Brendan Donnelly, 11th April 2017

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


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