We need to make Whitehall fit to run post-Brexit Britain

14 Jan

As Britain prepares to leave European Union, and to disengage with its administration and institutions, there will clearly need to be changes in the way the United Kingdom organises its own governmental structures. New roles and new responsibilities will require new ways of doing business. With a new government in place, with a strong mandate […]

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Le Brexit? Bof! French attitudes to the UK’s departure

7 Nov

Do the French care about Brexit? Less than they did, according to Nathalie Duclos (University of Toulouse). Among pro-Europeans, Britain has long been regarded as holding back the European project; and Eurosceptics are keen to see the weakening of the Union. “Donnez-moi un break…” That was Boris Johnson’s typically self-satisfied response to the accusation that it was anti-democratic to prorogue […]

President Macron should realise it’s in his interests to facilitate a quick and amicable clean-break Brexit

4 Aug

When Boris Johnson addressed the House of Commons as Prime Minister for the first time last month, the scene from a packed Parliament was broadcast to France. No viewer could have room for doubt: the terms of the EU Withdrawal Agreement were, as the French subtitles put it, ‘inacceptables’. ‘No country that values its independence,’ […]

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