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13 10, 2020

Brexit: removing the connective tissue of the United Kingdom?

By |2020-10-13T11:58:53+00:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, Europe, Federalism, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The United Kingdom (UK) and what is now the European Union (EU) were intertwined for nearly half a century. Consequently, Brexit means more than the UK removing itself from the EU. It involves extracting the EU from the UK. The four years after the EU referendum of 23 June 2016 [...]

8 10, 2020

The Red Wall – Myths and Reality

By |2020-10-09T12:29:14+00:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Brexit, UK|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Photo credit: UK Parliament/ CC BY 3.0 by Baroness Quin Former Europe Minister and Labour MP         The biggest myth about the Red Wall is that it was all about Brexit and that the Red Wall seats, which had voted Leave in the 2016 Referendum, [...]

8 10, 2020

Brexit meets European solidarity

By |2020-10-09T12:22:25+00:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Photo credit: European Commission This excerpt is a preview of the book "Solidarity and the Future of Europe" that will be released in 2021 as part of the TEPSA book series “The Future of Europe: views from the Capitals”. A recurrent claim of the Leave campaign during the [...]

2 10, 2020

EU-UK talks look like “tunnelling” toward a fudged deal

By |2020-10-09T11:46:02+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Will there be a No Deal Brexit or a Free Trade Agreement, of some kind, by 15th October 2020?  This was the date by which UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted an accord should be reached or, as he put it, Britain would simply walk away. Regaining British sovereignty? Given [...]

29 09, 2020

Brexit: The worst is yet to come

By |2020-10-09T11:16:28+00:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Barry Davis / CC BY In recent weeks Michael Gove has admitted to the House of Commons that the end of the transition period could lead next year to queues of “up to 7000 HGVs in Kent” and that a system of “Kent Access Permits” would be necessary [...]

29 09, 2020

Brexit and Northern Ireland – a Different United Kingdom

By |2020-10-09T11:08:56+00:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Geoffrey Martin Geoff Martin was the inaugural head of the European Commission Office in Northern Ireland 1979 – 1984, and was later Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK, 1993 – 2002.   Northern Ireland will mark 100 years of its existence on the 3rd of May [...]

29 09, 2020

In search of equivalence – why “no-deal” would be bad for the financial sector, on both sides of the channel

By |2020-10-09T10:52:12+00:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With the deadline for a deal being reached now centring around the 15th October European Council meeting, there are some signs of greater willingness to compromise on the two major issues of fishing rights and state aid.  If that is so it may also pave the way to making progress [...]

25 09, 2020

The European Investment Bank: we will miss it when it is gone

By |2020-10-09T10:36:54+00:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Photo credit: European Investment Bank Authors: Sir Brian Unwin, former President of the European Investment Bank (1993 – 2000)     Professor Iain Begg, Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Professor at the LSE’s European Institute     [...]

24 09, 2020

Federal Union AGM: Discussion on Brexit and on the UK Constitution

By |2020-09-28T09:20:10+00:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

22nd September 2020 Joint event held by Federal Union and The Federal Trust Speakers Richard Corbett, former Leader of the British Labour MEPs, and Dr Andrew Blick, Reader in Politics and Contemporary History at King's College London discussed the current state of the Brexit negotiations and the constitutional impact of [...]

15 09, 2020

Brexit: The choices become clearer

By |2020-09-17T13:22:12+00:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mr Johnson’s decision last week to bring in a bill which will contravene a critical portion of the Withdrawal Agreement has at least had the merit of clarifying the real nature of Brexit and thus of the proper path by which it must be opposed. Former Prime Ministers John Major, [...]