Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit: results and initial reflections

The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit has come to an end. After two weekends of intense deliberation, the members voted on a range of options for the form they want Brexit to take in relation to trade and immigration. Their conclusions will surprise some, and they deserve detailed attention from politicians and commentators. Assembly Director Alan Renwick summarises these conclusions and reflects on the weekend as … Continue reading Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit: results and initial reflections

Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit (II): reflections on the first weekend

The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit has recently begun its work. The project’s director, Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the UCL Constitution Unit, here offers some initial, personal reflections on a highly successful first weekend. The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit has just completed its first weekend of deliberations. As an earlier post explained, the Assembly is a gathering of people from across the UK who have … Continue reading Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit (II): reflections on the first weekend

The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit (I): design and purpose

The UCL Constitution Unit is leading a team running a Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit, which will meet over two weekends, starting with the weekend of 8–10 September. The Assembly will consist of around 45 UK citizens, selected to reflect the diversity of the UK electorate. Alan Renwick and Rebecca McKee explain how the Assembly will work and what it is hoped will be achieved. The … Continue reading The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit (I): design and purpose