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 [...]

6 02, 2019

The Two Unions: Brexit and the Territorial State

By |2020-05-04T09:45:58+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , , , |

Click here to download the paper in pdf format Introduction The Brexit episode has seen the political system of the United Kingdom subject itself to immense pressures. Politics always involves tension. However, the cross-cutting divisions exposed and widened by the prospect of leaving the EU are of a more fundamental [...]

11 10, 2018

BREXIT: The Political Declaration

By |2018-10-15T09:04:06+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

BREXIT: THE POLITICAL DECLARATION MUST BE VAGUE AND PRECISE AT THE SAME TIME   by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust 11th October 2018   The issues relating to the status of Northern Ireland after Brexit, and in particular the Irish “backstop,” have not yet been resolved. The major political [...]

18 07, 2018

Brexit: Heading to a Deal or No Deal while UK politics implodes?

By |2020-05-04T09:48:11+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , , |

Brexit: Heading to a Deal or No Deal While UK Politics Implodes? by Kirsty Hughes, Director, Scottish Centre on European Relations July 2018   Introduction As EU-UK Brexit talks resumed in mid-July, the UK government’s Chequers’ statement and white paper[1] had, in theory, provided some basis for talks on the [...]

5 12, 2017

Ulster and Brexit: The shape of things to come

By |2017-12-05T12:37:15+00:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust 5th December 2017   Even during the European referendum last year it was clear that those who wished the UK to leave the European Union fell into two quite different camps, those who wanted Brexit to mark a decisive break in the economic and [...]

8 03, 2017

Northern Ireland Elections: Warning Light For May’s Brexit Plans

By |2020-05-04T09:52:27+00:00March 8th, 2017|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , , |

Northern Ireland Elections: Warning Light For May’s Brexit Plans   by John Palmer on 8 March 2017   This article was first published on Social Europe. The British prime minister, Theresa May, does not take time off from her responsibilities in London to travel to Scotland – even to address [...]

26 04, 2016

BREXIT: The Northern Irish dimension

By |2016-05-04T10:12:37+00:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Europe, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , |

  by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust   This article was first published on the LSE BrexitVote blog. Much concern has already been expressed by some British commentators  about the possible implications for Scotland of a vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on 23rd June. [...]