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Cliff edge or capitulation? The options for EU-UK trade negotiations
by Dr Andrew Blick, 13th March 2020

Because we are Europeans
by Roger Casale, 13th March 2020

The view from Brussels of the EU-UK negotiations: a total illusion of “independence”
by Graham Bishop, 9th March 2020

Appeasing Brexiteers
by Dr Andrew Black, 26th February 2020

Brexit: The British government starts to recognise reality
by Brendan Donnelly, 14th February 2020

Negotiating with a bloc seven times your size: Clash No 1 – Financial Services
by Graham Bishop, 14th February 2020

Anti-federalist Europeanism: a theoretical and practical impossibility?
by Dr Andrew Blick, 14th February 2020

Scotland’s Shifting Politics in the Face of Brexit
by Dr Kirsty Hughes, 14th February 2020

Brexit: Rejoiners must learn from their mistakes
by Brendan Donnelly, 22nd January 2020

Leaving one Union, dividing another: The Irish border, the exit agreement and its implications
by Dr Andrew Blick, 22nd January 2020

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


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