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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…

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…

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…

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…

Scotland: What Strategy as Brexit Talks Get Under Way?

| Kirsty Hughes

POLICY PAPER | By mid-June, with the general election over, Brexit talks will finally start. What strategy should Scotland’s government and political parties adopt to protect Scotland’s interests?…

Scotland’s Brexit Choices

| Kirsty Hughes

POLICY PAPER | The Article 50 clock is ticking, but talks are not likely to start until the end of May or early June. The two year deadline to conclude exit talks means, barring a change of heart, the UK will be out of the EU by March 2019 but with most of its…

The European Union at 60: Strategic Renewal or Adrift Amidst Multiple Crises?

| Kirsty Hughes

POLICY NOTE | The European Union at 60 is beset by challenges that threaten its purpose, cohesiveness and impact. Some openly ponder whether the EU could disintegrate, Brexit just the first sign of a future trend, or whether the EU will…