21 February 2017

Bronwen Maddox asks if the Trump presidency could actually make Brexit easier.

06 February 2017

Hilary Benn MP believes the Home Office faces a serious challenge in attempting to register the three million EU residents currently living in the UK. Euan McCarthy explains the scale of that challenge. 

03 February 2017

Seventy-seven pages (but some of them grey), finished at 4.17am – and with one wildly inaccurate graph. Jill Rutter asks what we learnt from the Brexit White Paper published yesterday.

26 January 2017

The Government will publish a Brexit white paper but Jill Rutter argues that for it to be any use, it needs to give Parliament a proper basis for agreeing to trigger Article 50. That means it needs to be informative, timely – and published before the debate.

26 January 2017

Theresa May wants to conclude a US agreement within two years. But Oliver Ilott argues that Whitehall is not ready. [This piece first appeared in Times Red Box.]

 

17 January 2017

The Prime Minister’s speech will be interpreted as the opening exchange in the Brexit negotiations. Marking that speech against the best practice of international negotiations, Oliver Ilott says it will help her to get a better deal.

03 January 2017

It is rare for the departure of a government official to be the subject of so much instant comment. But in a year which will be dominated by Brexit, the decision by the UK’s top representative in Brussels to leave a few months before schedule is big news, says Jill Rutter. 

15 December 2016

David Davis has given us some insight into how he sees the two years post Article 50 playing out. But Joe Owen says he needs to look beyond negotiations towards the practicalities of delivering Brexit.

07 December 2016

Sharon White, Chief Executive of Ofcom, gave a speech at the Institute last week about the implications and opportunities presented by Brexit for the UK communications industry – such as the television, radio, broadband and phone sectors.

Ines Stelk suggests that other UK sectors and government should follow this example in thinking of ways to improve, amend or even scrap EU laws after Brexit.

14 November 2016

Oliver Ilott argues that it is Parliament’s role in signing off a final Brexit deal that has the greatest influence over the UK’s negotiating position and its bargaining power.

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