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Three things about Brexit

14 minutes ago   |   Jack of Kent

Since the referendum vote last summer for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, three things have become apparent. First, Brexit will be complex, not simple. Second...
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“In some possible branches of the future leaving will be an error” - an exchange about Brexit with Dominic Cummings

“In some possible branches of the future leaving will be an error” - an exchange about Brexit with Dominic Cummings

14 minutes ago   |   Jack of Kent

Yesterday evening, I had a tweet exchange with Dominic Cummings, the architect of the Leave campaign. His candour and openness was striking. Many regard him as a controversial...
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Brexit and daft embargoes

Brexit and daft embargoes

14 minutes ago   |   Jack of Kent

To appreciate the sheer ridiculousness of yesterday's “strict” press embargo of the Department for Exiting the European Union you need to know a little about the background to...
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Has the UK made a U-Turn over the Brexit timetable?

32 minutes ago   |   Jack of Kent

Back on 14th May 2017, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis was bullish: the Brexit timetable will be the ‘row of the summer' . The EU wanted a...
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Brexit: Whatever happened to the “row of the summer”?

Brexit: Whatever happened to the “row of the summer”?

32 minutes ago   |   Jack of Kent

On Friday this blog asked whether there had been a UK government u-turn on “sequencing” in the Brexit negotiations, which started today. Sequencing is important for the...
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Just as in 1914, the Brexit buildup is making calamity feel inevitable | Rafael Behr

34 minutes ago   |   The Guardian

The Damascene moment remainers hoped for shows no sign of coming, and disaster feels all too predictable The historian AJP Taylor argued that Europe was plunged into the first...
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Brexit: Welsh Government 'backs Remain' under Labour

1 hour ago   |   BBC

The first minister says he will back Remain, even under a Labour-led UK government with a new deal.
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Godot has turned up - the predication and reality of the Article 50 notification

Godot has turned up - the predication and reality of the Article 50 notification

1 hour ago   |   Jack of Kent

This week, unless something unexpected happens, the Article 50 notification will be given to start the formal process of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Last...
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Waiting for Brexit - a note on contentions and biases

Waiting for Brexit - a note on contentions and biases

2 hours ago   |   Jack of Kent

This post sets out my personal view of Brexit, and it also sets out what I believe to be my biases and preconceptions. The reason I am writing this post is that I am now...
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What did the Foreign and Commonwealth Office say to the London School of Economics about foreign academics?

What did the Foreign and Commonwealth Office say to the London School of Economics about foreign academics?

2 hours ago   |   Jack of Kent

The Brexit news was dramatic. The government was reported to be barring foreign academics from providing policy advice on Brexit. Government bars foreign academics from...
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Cavaliers and Roundheads: four thoughts about the Article 50 litigation

Cavaliers and Roundheads: four thoughts about the Article 50 litigation

[If you value independent and reliable law and policy blogging at Jack of Kent, please support this blog at its Patreon site - many thanks.] 11th July 2016 There are three... Read more ...

The two Article 50 legal claims - the current details

The two Article 50 legal claims - the current details

[If you value independent and reliable law and policy blogging at Jack of Kent, please support this blog at its Patreon site - many thanks.] There are a couple of legal claims... Read more ...

Brexit news: How will Boris Johnson remove Brexit backstop from withdrawal...

Brexit news: How will Boris Johnson remove Brexit backstop from withdrawal agreement?

BORIS JOHNSON has repeatedly stated the Irish border backstop, negotiated as part of Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement, needs to be scrapped - but how exactly does he plan on... Read more ...

Priti Patel promises freedom of movement ‘will end on day one of no-deal for...

Priti Patel promises freedom of movement ‘will end on day one of no-deal for EU citizens'

HOME Secretary Priti Patel has revealed freedom of movement will end on the first day of a no-deal Brexit - but EU citizens resident in the UK will still be eligible to apply... Read more ...

Boris Johnson letter in full: What did Boris say in letter to Donald Tusk?

Boris Johnson letter in full: What did Boris say in letter to Donald Tusk?

BORIS JOHNSON has written a four-page letter to European Council President Donald Tusk as he prepares to launch his attempt to renegotiate a Brexit deal - without the backstop... Read more ...

Brexit news: Why is the Irish border so important for a Boris Johnson...

Brexit news: Why is the Irish border so important for a Boris Johnson withdrawal deal?

BREXIT is only two and a half months away and Boris Johnson has now laid out his conditions for leaving the European Union with a deal. But why is the Irish border a... Read more ...

Boris to confront Macron and Merkel in fierce Brexit standoff as he delivers...

Boris to confront Macron and Merkel in fierce Brexit standoff as he delivers ultimatum

BORIS JOHNSON is poised to deliver blunt warnings to Europe's two top power brokers that the UK will quit the EU without a Brexit deal this autumn unless they buckle over the... Read more ...

Operation Yellowhammer leak: Who leaked the no deal Brexit preparedness...

Operation Yellowhammer leak: Who leaked the no deal Brexit preparedness document?

OPERATION YELLOWHAMMER is the Government report revealing probable consequences of a no deal Brexit which was leaked on Sunday. But who leaked the document as former chancellor... Read more ...

Godot has turned up - the predication and reality of the Article 50 notification

Godot has turned up - the predication and reality of the Article 50 notification

This week, unless something unexpected happens, the Article 50 notification will be given to start the formal process of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Last... Read more ...

Why the Article 50 case may be the most important constitutional case for a...

Why the Article 50 case may be the most important constitutional case for a generation

Today at the High Court in London the hearing begins of the challenge to the government about whether it can trigger Article 50 instead of Parliament. The case is not about... Read more ...