What Comes after ‘No Deal’?

| Tobias Lock

COMMENT | Recent weeks have seen a flurry of no deal scenarios played out in the media, by governments and by Brexit watchers….
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Brexit and Scottish Independence: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

| Kirsty Hughes

COMMENT | Some argue that the complexity and challenges – one might add chaos and damage – of the UK leaving the EU shows how hard it is to leave a union. Hence, so the argument goes, Scotland leaving the UK will be at least as difficult. I explore this in detail…
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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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