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Brexit and the Withdrawal Bill: a multi-player game?
by Dr Andrew Blick, 14th March 2018

Is Brexit worth it, Prime Minister?
by Brendan Donnelly, 3rd March 2018

Mrs May’s Mansion House Speech – The Irish Dimension
by John Bruton, 4th March 2018

The case for a new British referendum on the EU is becoming unstoppable
by Brendan Donnelly, 24th January 2018

Brexit is a blank sheet of paper that can never be filled in
by Brendan Donnelly, 19th December 2017

Grade inflation? Brexit and Canada + + +
by Dr Andrew Blick, 19th December 2017

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

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


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