13 04, 2021

Labour, Brexit and the constitution: Waiting for the dog to bark

By |2021-04-13T13:19:30+00:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Europe, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The UK faces various serious difficulties at present that share a common cause. Brexit does not explain each of them in its entirety. But it is fundamental to an understanding of them all. There is already clear evidence of departure from the EU’s inflicting substantial economic damage on the UK. [...]

26 02, 2021

The UK’s European and Constitutional Challenges Collide

By |2021-02-26T11:03:50+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Devolution, Europe, Scotland, UK Constitution, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The UK’s politics failed in the face of Brexit for a mixture of reasons. There were three main causes. First, the ideology and dishonesty at the heart of the pro-Brexiters’ campaigning was, and remains, central. Second, Labour’s opposition to Brexit foundered on internal splits and a leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who [...]

1 12, 2020

Starmer stymied? Labour and the future of UK-EU relations

By |2020-12-01T15:55:12+00:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Professor Richard G. Whitman Richard G. Whitman is Professor of Politics and International Relations at University of Kent; and Associate Fellow of Chatham House   The Parliamentary Labour Party is currently agonising on whether it will vote in support of the future relationship agreement that the UK Government is [...]