What will be the implications of Brexit for the Union? How should the UK Government involve the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland governments in the Brexit negotiations? Akash Paun discusses a recent Institute for Government event that explored these issues with senior officials from the Scottish and Welsh Governments.
Whatever the courts decide about the part Parliament should play in triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, initiating the UK’s departure from the EU should not be its only role. Hannah White argues that Parliament needs to step up to the Brexit challenge.
There are two key sets of negotiations the UK must complete as part of its exit from the European Union: the withdrawal agreement (the ‘terms of the divorce’), and the future UK–EU relationship. Robyn Munro looks at the what, who, how and when of the negotiations.
On Thursday 30 June, the Institute for Government held the first in a series of Brexit events. This one focused on the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the EU for Whitehall. Oliver Ilott sets out four questions to which we now have at least partial answers.
The UK has voted to leave the European Union (EU), but 62% of Scottish voters, including a majority in every local authority area, backed Remain. This has triggered a debate about what power Scotland has to prevent itself being pulled out of the EU against the wishes of its government, parliament and voters. Akash Paun discusses the options.
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.