What should Brexit mean?

Although the UK might have voted to leave the European Union, the terms of its withdrawal and the nature of its future relationship with the EU remain to be settled. These will now be the subject of negotiations with the EU once the UK gives formal notice of its intention to leave. In the meantime, the UK government has to determine its stance and objectives in those talks.

This section covers questions about what Britain’s future relationship with the EU should be, including whether or not it should seek/be allowed to retain free trade with the EU and whether it should be expected to allow EU citizens to come to the UK to live and work.

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Thinking about post-Brexit public policy: voters’ perspective on immigration and regulation

1 January 2021

Now that the UK has left the EU single market and customs union, it has acquired responsibility for a range of policy areas that hitherto have lain wholly or in part within the competence of the EU. One of the key motivations for doing so, according to those who campaigned in favour of a Leave […]

Was the 2019 General Election a success?

12 December 2020

The election held on December 12th 2019 was one of the most important in British history. It was precipitated when the Liberal Democrats and the SNP agreed to support the Conservative government’s call for a general election that was intended to end a parliamentary stalemate over whether and how Brexit should proceed. The outcome – […]

Has Brexit gone off the boil? Or are the embers of Brexit still glowing?

10 November 2020

Following the Conservatives’ success in winning the December 2019 general election, the UK left the European Union at the end of January 2020. The country is now scheduled to exit the single market and the customs union at the end of this year, by which point it is intended that an agreement will have been […]

Public Attitudes towards a No Deal Brexit

4 September 2019

The arrival of Boris Johnson in Downing St has resulted in a marked change of tone in the debate about Brexit. The new administration has signalled that, if it is unable to secure a new Brexit deal by the scheduled date for the UK’s departure of 31 October, it will leave the EU without a […]

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