The EU referendum campaign distracted politicians from the business of government, and the result will have further impact on the Government’s existing plans. Daniel Thornton looks at the implications.
Since Britain’s vote to leave the EU, the focus has been on the economic impact and the ensuing political turmoil. But a series of major government projects, urgent decisions and on-going policy priorities have been thrown into uncertainty. Emma Norris looks at what has happened to them.
Discussions about Brexit negotiations have focused on when they will begin. But it is important to remember that the UK is not the only party at the negotiating table. Nehal Davison looks at who the UK will be negotiating with.
On Tuesday David Cameron attended what – barring unforeseen emergencies – will be his last meeting of the European Council. Yesterday the leaders of the other 27 member states met without Britain in the room for the first time since 1973.The UK is in the process of discovering what being a ‘pre-out’ country feels like. Jill Rutter sets out what we know about the UK’s influence in the European Union (EU) between now and Brexit, and the key questions that remain to be answered.
Unlike the rest of England, the majority of the core cities in England voted Remain in the EU referendum. The result leaves three critical questions for English devolution: what will happen to the devolution deals process under a new Conservative Prime Minister and Chancellor; will cities be given a voice in the negotiation; and will government replace the funding for cities and disadvantaged rural areas that currently comes from the EU? Jo Casebourne discusses the issues.
David Cameron said that he would ‘steady the ship’ in the months he remained as Prime Minister. While he may be wishing to take a back seat in terms of Brexit handling, he is still Prime Minister and chairs Cabinet. Catherine Haddon examines the role he now needs to play.
The Prime Minister has outlined the way in which the Civil Service will begin to support the negotiations to leave the European Union (EU). Robyn Munro identifies four things the Civil Service will need to do this effectively.
The shockwaves from yesterday’s earthquake continue to reverberate through the political landscape. The Prime Minister has been toppled, and the existing differences between the UK’s four nations threaten to widen into serious rifts. In particular, the place of Scotland in the UK – supposedly settled for a generation two years ago – is again in question. Akash Paun explains.
The UK Government, following the result of the referendum, is committed to leaving the European Union. Julian McCrae looks at what Brexit means for the country’s leadership – both political and in the Civil Service.