4 01, 2021

Brexit: The “Deal” is less than it seems

By |2021-01-04T16:26:59+00:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe, Trade|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Throughout the month of December commentators and politicians speculated tirelessly on the likelihood of a negotiated trade arrangement between the UK and EU before the end of the year. Many expected that the personal convictions of Boris Johnson and the intransigence of the Conservative Party would prevent the conclusion of [...]

16 06, 2020

UK-EU Summit: Fishy

By |2020-06-17T14:30:41+00:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade|Tags: , , , |

The British government has been making a significant effort to present the video conference between the Prime Minister and the Presidents of the European Council, Commission and Parliament on Monday as constituting something of a breakthrough in the negotiations over the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European [...]

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 [...]

11 03, 2020

Is this a return to no deal? Probably not – but there will be losers

By |2020-06-10T16:41:52+00:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Professor Iain BeggProfessorial Research Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science; Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum.  28th February 2020 This article was first posted on the LSE Brexit blog. The EU’s General Affairs Council has agreed on the negotiating mandate for the next phase of Brexit. [...]

10 03, 2020

The view from Brussels of the EU-UK negotiations: a total illusion of “independence”

By |2020-06-10T16:49:41+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe, Trade|Tags: , , , |

Photo credit: European Union   The smoke may be clearing from the opening salvoes in the Great Negotiation War and I happened to be in Brussels for a conference just after the `negotiations’ finished last week. My clear conclusion is that the UK is about to be sacrificed on the [...]

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