Fighting Over No Deal – the UK’s Failing Politics

| Kirsty Hughes

COMMENT | The no deal politicking is in full spate. Will Boris Johnson really take the UK out of the EU without a deal on 31st October – with all the chaos, damage and hurt that will cause?..
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Brexit and the UK’s Unsavoury Government of all the Knaves

| Kirsty Hughes

COMMENT | The UK’s failing politics has taken another major lurch downwards with Boris Johnson’s unsavoury and populist government of all the knaves. The lack of consensus in the Tory party and at Westminster on how or whether to pursue Brexit …
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Prime Minister Johnson: Brexit and the EU27’s Perspective

| Anthony Salamone

COMMENT | The ascendancy of Boris Johnson to the office of UK prime minister, viewed from the rest of the EU, seems surreal. Johnson is widely considered by EU governments to be a joker and caricature of maladroitness. During his turbulent tenure as foreign…
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Brexit, the UK and Scottish Independence: Heading Towards a Split?

| Kirsty Hughes

COMMENT | Recent polls have suggested that opinion on independence versus staying in the UK is split almost 50:50. And once Boris Johnson and a possible ‘no deal’ Brexit are added into the mix, support for independence moves into the lead. The political…
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Brexit by 31st October: Another Unlikely Promise

| Kirsty Hughes

COMMENT | The UK must leave the EU by 31st October – so says the ERG Brexiter MPs, together with Boris Johnson and other assorted Tory leadership candidates. A party that just got 9% of the vote in the European elections has Tory leadership candidates – and so…
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An Industrial Strategy for Europe

| David Gow

COMMENT | The proposed merger between car-makers Fiat-Chrysler and Renault highlights what is likely to be a growing trend in Europe over the next five years: devising and implementing an EU-wide industrial policy to take on the twin challenge of American…
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European Elections: Brexit and the EU’s Top Posts

| Anthony Salamone

COMMENT | The European Parliament elections, the largest supranational democratic exercise in the world, have produced mixed results. The main centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) and centre-left Socialists and Democrats (S&D) finished a respective…
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European Elections: UK’s Ever More Fractured Politics

| Kirsty Hughes

COMMENT | Across the EU, the European Parliament election results are broadly reassuring. The populist far right in Hungary, Poland, France, Austria, Italy and the UK did well, but not as well as some feared. Overall, the centre ground held. That the Parliament…
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