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Dr Andrew Blick

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Reader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust
22 07, 2020

How far can the Northern Ireland Protocol limit Brexit’s economic damage?

By |2020-07-22T09:45:01+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services, UK Devolution|Tags: , , |

Photo credit: Albert Bridge (Wikimedia Commons/ CC BY-SA 2.0)   The Brexit project entails much collateral damage. The most prominent potential victim of UK departure from the EU to date – though others will no doubt become increasingly difficult to ignore – has been the island of Ireland. [...]

10 06, 2020

Constitutional options for Northern Ireland: a discussion

By |2020-06-10T13:21:33+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, Europe, UK Devolution|Tags: , , |

No version of Brexit avoids disruption for Northern Ireland and the peace process. Furthermore, it is inherent in the logic of UK departure from the European Union that, far from seeking to minimise this impact, it should augment the risks to the region. The concept of sovereignty – however defined [...]

20 05, 2020

Weaponising the Exit Agreement: the ongoing Irish dimension of Brexit

By |2020-06-04T08:22:21+00:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Federalism, UK Devolution|Tags: , , |

by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 20th May 2020 Prior to the referendum of 23 June 2016, little attention was given at UK level to its possible implications for Northern Ireland. But in the wake of the [...]

27 04, 2020

Moving beyond the Brexit divide? Options for the new Labour leadership

By |2020-06-04T16:11:42+00:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , |

by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 27th April 2020 In the space of a few weeks, many central assumptions of UK politics have shifted. This movement of plates is in large part attributable to the Coronavirus episode, [...]

13 03, 2020

Cliff edge or capitulation? The options for EU/UK trade negotiations

By |2020-06-10T16:36:10+00:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe, Trade|Tags: , , , , |

Photo credit: European Union by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 13th March 2020 At some point in the coming months, political discourse in UK will move on from its current focus on the single issue of the [...]

14 02, 2020

Anti-federalist Europeanism: a theoretical and practical impossibility?

By |2020-06-23T15:55:09+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Federalism|Tags: , , , , , |

by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 14th February 2020 Criticism of the European Union in United Kingdom (UK) political discourse has often focused upon the proposition that as a project it is federal in nature. For this [...]

22 01, 2020

Leaving one Union, dividing another: The Irish border, the exit agreement and its implications

By |2020-06-04T08:24:29+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Europe, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , , |

by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 22nd January 2020 In February 2018, when serving as Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson was reported telling journalists that ‘the particular problems around the Irish border are being used to drive the [...]

25 10, 2019

Do we need a written Constitution?

By |2020-06-04T08:25:01+00:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , |

by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 25th October 2019 Speech by Dr Andrew Blick at the joint Federal Trust/ Federal Union event "Never-Ending Brexit?" held on 8th October 2019 Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion) (Green) While yesterday’s Supreme [...]

12 07, 2019

Brexit – By Royal Appointment?

By |2020-06-15T10:35:37+00:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|

Uncertainty is a constant and deleterious feature of the Brexit experience. The prospect that the United Kingdom (UK) might – or might not – soon be leaving the European Union (EU), on terms and at a date that are uncertain, is a source of immense destabilisation. It has many manifestations, [...]