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Brexit or Scotxit – Which will do more damage?
by Ira Straus, 6th January 2020

Brexit: The end of the beginning
by Brendan Donnelly, 17th December 2019

The Brexit Election: Not all outcomes are equally bad
by Brendan Donnelly, 26th November 2019

Brexit makes for strange bedfellows
by Brendan Donnelly, 23rd October 2019

What has gotten into Juncker and Macron?
by Ira Straus, 22nd October 2019

Johnson’s Deal Crosses May’s One Legitimate Red Line: Dividing the United Kingdom
by Ira Straus, 21st October 2019

Boris Johnson: Riding towards a place with no name
by Brendan Donnelly, 18th

Johnson and Corbyn: Two peas from the same pod?
by Brendan Donnelly, 9th October 2019

The UK needs a Brexit Referendum not a Brexit Election
by Brendan Donnelly, 11th September 2019



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