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Why the UK can’t just pick and choose from the EU menu after Brexit

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One of the many as yet unanswered questions thrown up by the Brexit vote is what form the future relationship between the UK and the EU will take. Much attention up until this point has focused on existing models for relations. Will Brexit Britain seek to stay in the European Economic Area or attempt to replicate Switzerland’s set of bilateral agreements? … Continue reading

Northern Ireland at the Edge – what next after “BREXIT” (15 Sep, 13:50)

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This half-day event focused on the consequences of the UK’s future relationship with Ireland, north and south, including the potential of the EU’s external border crossing the island of Ireland, options for maintaining EU membership and potential lessons from Liechtenstein, Greenland and Switzerland. A joint endeavour with the Royal Irish Academy and ”The UK in a Changing EU”.  Video podcasts of the main points, a report and a policy paper are now available.15 September conference final reportPolicy brief Northern Ireland at the Edge what next after BREXIT
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After the EU Referendum: Establishing the Best Outcome for Northern Ireland

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The overall, UK-wide result was: 51.9% ‘leave’ against 48.1% ‘remain’. Turnout was 71.8% with 17.4 million voters voting ‘leave’ and 16.1 million voters voting ‘remain’. In England and Wales the majority of voters voted ‘leave’. In Northern Ireland, as in Scotland and Gibraltar, however, a majority of voters indicated a desire to remain in the EU. … Continue reading

Beyond the UK Referendum – what next for the EU?

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Almost two weeks after the EU referendum, the world’s media are still focusing on the United Kingdom, its population and the disruption of its political caste in analysing the results of 24 June. This is akin to that long wait for the worst to happen, just like the rabbits’ instinctive immobility when viewing a snake. … Continue reading