The Costs of Brexit for Scotland

| David Gow

COMMENT | Around two-thirds of Scottish voters, perhaps as many as seven in ten, believe it is in Scotland’s elemental interests to be in the European Union. In the 30-plus months since the UK as a whole voted narrowly, and on a series of false premises and…
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Failing UK Politics Must be Called to Account

| Kirsty Hughes

COMMENT | There’s a triple purpose to Theresa May’s refusal to rule out a no deal Brexit. Firstly, it is in part a forlorn negotiating tactic with Brussels – one that says we will do the UK great harm and the EU some harm if you don’t give in. Secondly, it’s a means to put…
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What Future for May’s Brexit ‘Renegotiation’?

| Anthony Salamone

COMMENT | As Brexit day draws ever closer, the present dysfunctional state of UK politics becomes ever more acute. The government remains weak and the opposition unclear, while challenges mount and time is short. The reality of the timetable must now loom…
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The UK’s Brexit Breakdown

| Kirsty Hughes

COMMENT | The Westminster Brexit show teeters on without resolution. The looming deadline of 29th March is provoking some MPs into finding ways to take no deal off the table. But what is lacking – and is fundamental both to the crisis and to any resolution of…
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A Route Out of the Brexit Crisis?

| Jim Gallagher

COMMENT | With parliament paralysed, the country deeply divided, and trust in political institutions eroded by the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, it is easy to conclude that there is no way through the political and perhaps economic chaos which faces Britain…
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The EU Must Reform the Eurozone

| David Gow

COMMENT | Often written off, its imminent demise repeatedly proclaimed, the euro quietly celebrated its 20th birthday on 1 January. It’s an event that went virtually unnoticed in Brexit-obsessed Britain where its role (and future) is normally derided. As our currency…
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The Politics of Halting Brexit

| Kirsty Hughes

COMMENT | The Brexit crisis continues. Theresa May looks unlikely to get her Brexit deal through Westminster, assuming the vote goes ahead on schedule on 15 or 16 January. But she is hoping to survive losing that vote, to get more tweaks from the EU and have at…
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Europe and Brexit: 10 Things to Watch in 2019 from SCER

| Kirsty Hughes and Anthony Salamone

COMMENT | The SCER team have looked into the 2019 crystal ball – predictions from Kirsty Hughes (KH), Director of SCER and Anthony Salamone (AS) Research Fellow, SCER. (1) Will Brexit Go Ahead on Time? The big question. It could do either if the Commons voted…
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