18 April 2017

Theresa May has announced her intention to hold a general election on 8 June. Oliver Ilott argues that this will have more impact on the domestic programme for Brexit than on the international negotiations.

10 April 2017

Peter Mandelson, former Cabinet Minister, EU Trade Commissioner, Remain campaigner, and lifelong Europhile, came to the IfG to share his insights on the upcoming Brexit negotiations. Jill Rutter says he will hope Prime Minister Theresa May was listening.

04 April 2017

The Government has had its knuckles rapped by the Exiting the EU Committee over its failure to assess the impact of Brexit. Jill Rutter argues that the Government should have made this assessment, even if it never plans to publish it – but there are other assessments that the committee should have asked for.

30 March 2017

The Great Repeal Bill White Paper, released today by the Government, contains very few surprises – but Joe Owen says the devil will be in detail.

29 March 2017

The Prime Minister today triggered Article 50. Now the politics begin, says Bronwen Maddox.

28 March 2017

Oliver Ilott argues that Theresa May will need to carve out a group of three or four Cabinet colleagues to make the rapid decisions necessary to negotiate a deal with the EU inside the two-year window.

24 March 2017

Next week Theresa May has to write her "Dear Donald" letter to the European Council President, Donald Tusk. But, Jill Rutter says, there is no script for this unprecedented move – so how might she decide to start the long goodbye?

24 March 2017

When Article 50 is triggered next week, the Brexit negotiations can begin. Oliver Ilott analyses the timeline and argues Theresa May really only has just 12 months to negotiate the UK’s deal.

23 March 2017

While the main focus of Brexit in Parliament is on the action on the floor of both houses, Robert Buck notes the number of select committee inquiries into Brexit has grown dramatically. 

22 March 2017

The Scottish Parliament will soon vote on whether to back the Scottish Government plan to request that Westminster devolves the power to hold a second referendum on independence. Akash Paun (naively) hopes this will mark the start of a positive dialogue between the UK and Scottish governments.

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