Making the Irish Sea border work will require partnership, cross-border cooperation, and preparation

15 May

It’s official – there will be additional border control posts at ports of entry into Northern Ireland. An entry into Northern Ireland means an exit from Great Britain. But how can this be done? Katy Hayward and Tony Smith reveal the secret to making the Irish Sea border a smooth crossing. So, we finally have it … Continued

Boris’s Brexit deal is on the way to being passed – but there are a few areas where we need to keep vigilant

20 Dec

The General Election result finally removes all the sophists, timewasters, and referendum-poopers who have been metaphorically gluing themselves to the Brexit bus. It also provides a double mandate for the Conservative Party leadership. An unambiguous Boris majority quashes any prospects for Labour and Lib Dem guerillistas. Their referendum-repudiating manifesto turned them into oath breakers – […]

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Will Johnson’s Brexit deal bring choppy waters to Holyhead?

4 Dec

The new Withdrawal Agreement would mean the Irish Sea will become a border between Welsh ports and the Republic of Ireland. This will mean big changes for Holyhead. Andrew Potter (Cardiff Business School) looks at the likely problems and how they could be minimised. As 2019 draws to a close, the logistics industry is once … Continued

Out of the EU, the UK will go from strength to strength as we again determine our own destiny

2 Dec

Here in the United Kingdom we are lucky enough to have inherited a system of governance based on constitutional monarchy, parliamentary sovereignty and Common Law which have long been tested and tried in our history. On the whole they have percolated from the bottom up, brewed through time and experience –  as opposed to being […]

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A post-Brexit customs union with the EU would be the worst of all worlds

22 Nov

Of all the Brexit outcomes advocated by MPs, few have been more persistent – and persistently wrong – than the idea that we ought to remain in the/a customs union with the EU after we leave. Support for a customs union was official Labour Party policy for a while, but I am yet to hear […]

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What the 2019 Labour manifesto says about Brexit

21 Nov

Labour’s General Election 2019 manifesto has been published today, and its Brexit section is titled, “The Final Say on Brexit”. The key line of the manifesto on Brexit is that Labour will deliver a second referendum: “Labour will give the people the final say on Brexit. Within three months of coming to power, a Labour […]

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The Labour Party urgently needs to address what kind of Brexit deal it would seek from Brussels

13 Nov

It may be that the General Election next month will produce a working majority for the Conservatives. It will then, no doubt, be government policy to implement the Brexit deal negotiated with Brussels by Boris Johnson last month. It is quite possible that this will not happen. Instead, we may well find that we are […]

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Boris Johnson needs a Conservative majority at the election to Get Britain Out of the EU

9 Nov

In the last few weeks Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party have been ratcheting up their rhetoric attacking Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal – and the Conservatives – following the announcement no electoral pact has been reached between these two parties. We at Get Britain Out have been considering our position in this General Election […]

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The Johnson deal is not perfect, but we cannot afford to delay the Brexit process any further

6 Nov

I read Ben Habib MEP’s article on BrexitCentral yesterday and thought it important to explain in a bit more detail why I think he is wrong – and why the Brexit Party is risking Brexit itself and doing so based on a false premise. I have great respect for all those who have fought so […]

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Why the Brexit Party maintains that Boris Johnson’s deal is not Brexit

6 Nov

There is an understandable desire amongst many Brexiteers to accept Boris Johnson’s deal. Everyone is battle weary, but it is precisely at this point that Brexiteers must be resolute. This is no time for political expediency. The EU wants the UK remain in its union. It has, for the last three years, waged a guerrilla […]

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Trump and Farage are wrong – Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal will not hinder a UK-US trade agreement

4 Nov

US President Donald Trump again roiled British politics with his comments in an interview with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage last week. In that interview he said two things of note. First, he made it very clear that the US was not after the UK’s NHS in a trade deal. To anyone involved in US […]

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