Brexit Brief: negotiating the UK’s exit from the EU

, 19 July 2016

What? The withdrawal agreement will cover immediate issues such as the rights of EU citizens in the UK and of UK citizens abroad, the relocation of EU agencies currently based in the UK, and how to allocate unspent funds due to be received by UK regions and farmers. These are the negotiations that are...

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Ministers reflect: on the private office

, 15 July 2016

New ministers, new secretaries of state in particular, mean a huge change in Whitehall departments: not just in policy direction, but also in style and tone. Right at the centre of that is the private office, the “hinge between the secretary of state and the department at large.” They will play a vital role...

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Theresa’s Ten

, 15 July 2016

It appears that Theresa May has made a clean sweep of advisers in Number 10. Her long-time aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, are now joint Chiefs-of-Staff, a role first created by Tony Blair for Jonathan Powell and carried on by David Cameron for Ed Llewellyn. The advantage is that not only do the...

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Government reshuffle 2016 – live-blog

, 13 July 2016

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The UK in Iraq: a case study in policy failure?

, 13 July 2016

While much of the IfG’s research on policy implementation and policy challenges relates to domestic policy, many of the same issues arise in foreign policy, and four lessons can be drawn from Chilcot. Given the scale of the Chilcot report, and the fact that its conclusions are spread through the 2.6m word document rather than...

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Ministers reflect: on Theresa May

, 12 July 2016

Our next Prime Minister has huge tasks ahead of her: negotiating Brexit, unifying her party and realising a new policy agenda – not to mention government’s business as usual. Theresa May will have to become familiar with a much wider brief than she is used to. She has extensive experience at the Home Office...

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