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Brexit: Heading to a Deal or No Deal While UK Politics Implodes?

| Kirsty Hughes

COMMENT | 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 future relationship while causing political controversy at home, not least within the…
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Brexit, Northern Ireland and Scotland: Comparing Political Dynamics and Prospects in the Two ‘Remain’ Areas

| Kirsty Hughes and Katy Hayward

POLICY PAPER | The two ‘Remain’ areas of the UK – Northern Ireland and Scotland – are mostly analysed separately in Brexit debates. Northern Ireland faces a unique complex of problems given the challenge of managing the Irish border as an external…
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Brexit Roundup: Where Are We Heading?

| SCER

REPORT | The Brexit process is moving forward. March saw the publication of the draft withdrawal agreement with substantial areas of agreement but also many tricky areas yet to solve, not least the Irish border and governance of the whole agreement. March…
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Annual Review 2017-2018

| SCER

REPORT | We have had a very busy first year as the Scottish Centre on European Relations went from its launch in March 2017 to a fully active, Scottish EU think tank. SCER launched just a week before Article 50 was triggered, so beginning the process…
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Brexit Uncertainty, Scotland and the UK in 2018: Four Scenarios

| Kirsty Hughes

POLICY PAPER | If Brexit stays on track, and keeps to timetable, then by next autumn an exit deal will have been done. This will include an outline of the future UK-EU27 relationship – though detailed negotiation on that will be for the years after Brexit…
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The Repeal Bill: Legal and Practical Challenges of Implementing Brexit

| Tobias Lock

POLICY PAPER | The United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union requires not only a readjustment of the UK’s external relations with the EU and the wider world, but also changes to domestic law. At present, some areas of domestic UK law, such as…
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Scottish and UK Immigration Policy after Brexit: Evaluating Options for a Differentiated Approach

| Christina Boswell, Sarah Kyambi and Saskia Smellie

POLICY NOTE | As Brexit talks start, the UK government must turn its attention to the immense challenges Brexit poses – despite the ongoing uncertainty over the stability of the minority government post-election. One of the most pressing issues is that…
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The Brexit Timetable: Key Questions and Challenges for the UK and Scotland

| Kirsty Hughes and Tobias Lock

POLICY PAPER | The Brexit talks are due to start on Monday 19 June. Under Article 50, an exit deal must be agreed and ratified before 30 March 2019, otherwise the UK will simply be deemed to have left the EU…
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