Brexit: A European Perspective – With Patrick Bijsmans & Russell Foster

This blog offers a forum for analysis and discussion of Europe-wide issues and perspectives on Brexit and provides insights into ongoing debates related to these challenges. To gain a better understanding of Brexit’s implications for the EU and the UK, this blog will employ insights from a range of disciplines. The blog is curated by Dr. Russell Foster (King’s College London) and Dr. Patrick Bijsmans (Maastricht University).

Brexit Populism: To the Brink of Democracy and an Unholy Alliance with the US

Brexit Populism: To the Brink of Democracy and an Unholy Alliance with the US

With the installation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of the UK, British democracy has – alongside political developments in the United States – reached a tipping point.

We Unhappy Few: The Conservative Party Leadership Race

We Unhappy Few: The Conservative Party Leadership Race

Hard Brexit is the likeliest outcome because it is the desire of the Party’s membership. Even if it means the destruction of their party..

The Days of May (Again): What Happens to Brexit Now?

The Days of May (Again): What Happens to Brexit Now?

To snuff out Nigel Farage a second time, the Conservatives will almost certainly elect Boris Johnson, and he will push for a No Deal exit.

Brexit Never Rains, But It Pours

Brexit Never Rains, But It Pours

After three exhausting and poisonous years of negotiations between the UK and the EU we are not approaching the end – we have barely finished the beginning.

An ‘Expert’ Perspective on Brexit… Means Brexit

An ‘Expert’ Perspective on Brexit… Means Brexit

Even in a scenario where the EU and the UK agree to a deal after all, this is only the first step in setting up their future relationship. What will that relationship look like?

Image by Mick Baker

Notes from Airstrip One

Acknowledgment of three options for Britain may appear victorious for remainers but having a “Remain” option is destined to fail everyone – except the far right.

Brexit and the 2019 European Elections

Brexit and the 2019 European Elections

2019 European elections may finally get to see the polarised debate between pro-European & Eurosceptic politicians, mostly only framed as such in mediated public debate.

Image by Ed Everett

Brexit and UK HEIs

Brexit poses issues for UK HEIs, but these need to be contextualised amidst wider changes facing the sector in mature industrialised economies such as the UK.

Deal or No Deal? Europe and the Italian Elections

Deal or No Deal? Europe and the Italian Elections

While Italians have grown more Eurosceptic in these last few years, the reality is that even today most of them would not be prepared to leave the European Union.

In Varietate Concordia: How Path Dependency Affects the Brexit Negotiations

In Varietate Concordia: How Path Dependency Affects the Brexit Negotiations

Britain has been, to quote Stephen George, an ‘awkward partner’ with warm feelings for European integration only present among pockets of society.

Brexit: Halfway In, Halfway Out

Brexit: Halfway In, Halfway Out

Much has been done and there will be a lot of pressure to reach an agreed withdrawal, but the hurdles are likely to make for another fraught year in British politics.

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