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Senior Research Fellow at Global Policy Institute; Senior Research Fellow, Brunel Business School
27 05, 2020

“A Far Away Country” and how Britain could exit NATO

By |2020-06-04T11:20:16+00:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Europe, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence|Tags: , , |

A Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 Lightning II takes off from Keflavík Airport in Iceland as part of NATO’s Air policing mission. Photo copyright: NATO by Dr Andrew BlackSenior Research Fellow at Global Policy Institute; Senior Research Fellow, Brunel Business School 27th May 2020 How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that [...]

17 04, 2020

Covid-19, Corona Bonds and “Kicking the can down the road”

By |2020-06-04T16:27:17+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe|Tags: , , |

Eurogroup President Mario Centeno at the Eurogroup video conference on 9th April. Photo credit: European Union by Dr Andrew BlackSenior Research Fellow at Global Policy Institute; Senior Research Fellow, Brunel Business School 17th April 2020 What I see is European construction drifting towards a free-trade zone, that is to say an [...]

1 04, 2020

Getting it done the Covid way

By |2020-06-10T15:06:11+00:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Europe, Global|Tags: |

“Getting it done” was the buzz phrase that helped Johnson win the last election, in those days when the world was different. There were promises about trying to level up the poorer regions of the country, whose votes were “borrowed” by the Conservatives from Labour. And some of this resulted [...]

26 02, 2020

Appeasing Brexiteers

By |2020-06-12T14:24:46+00:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , |

“A week is a long time in politics” according to Harold Wilson, the first Labour Party prime minister to break 13 years of Conservative party rule. A year is an even longer time, and a very great deal can happen during that time, particularly to governments led by the Conservative [...]

25 10, 2018

Hard Brexit: Passport to Nowhere for British Services

By |2020-07-02T08:40:21+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Brexit, Reports & Policy Briefs, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , |

Hard Brexit: Passport to Nowhere for British Services With grateful thanks for assistance from E.Piciocchi, J.Kuozas & E.Manias.   October 2018 “We're on a road to nowhere Come on inside Taking that ride to nowhere We'll take that ride... ....They can tell you what to do But they'll make a [...]

29 11, 2017

Hard Brexit and the regions

By |2020-07-02T08:48:41+00:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Brexit, Reports & Policy Briefs, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , |

  December 2017 “It will take all the “stiff upper lip” symbolized by Queen Victoria to overcome the economic storm unleashed from the British leaving the European Union” La Stampa, Italian newspaper. “You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave!” Hotel California by the Eagles   [...]

23 05, 2017

“Hard Brexit”, International Trade and the WTO Scenario

By |2020-07-02T09:01:01+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Brexit, Reports & Policy Briefs, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , |

“Hard Brexit”, International Trade and the WTO Scenario   May 2017   With the assistance of Etienne Piciocchi and Michael Spracklin   Click here to download the paper in pdf format. Executive Summary This report looks at the possible consequences of a hard Brexit, following an unsuccessful conclusion of Article [...]