The cultural factors behind Britain’s ill-suited Brexit negotiation strategy While the UK is weaker than the EU on key metrics of bargaining power, the British approach to the Brexit negotiations has been characterised by hard bargaining. Benjamin Martill, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, writes that a number of cultural factors have influenced the UK’s decision to adopt such a sub‐optimal strategy, … Continue reading Hard bargaining dies hard
Simon Usherwood, Professor in Politics at the University of Surrey and Former Deputy Director of UK in a Changing Europe, explains why ‘treating others how you wish to be treated’ has proved a challenge for the UK during the Brexit negotiations. Continue reading The Golden Rule of Brexit
Mark Elliott, Professor of Public Law and Chair of the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, unpacks the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill to demonstrate how it breaches the UK government’s obligation under international law. Continue reading The Internal Market Bill – A Perfect Constitutional Storm
Michael Grubb, Professor of Energy and Climate Change at UCL, discusses how a deal in the energy sector will be of mutual benefit to the UK and the EU during the negotiations, providing an opportunity to overcome the Brexit impasse. Continue reading Why a deal on energy could break the Brexit logjam
Kenneth Armstrong, Professor of European Law at University of Cambridge, analyses the recently published United Kingdom Internal Market Bill in this post. He assesses the compatibility of the Bill with the Withdrawal Agreement, and considers the legal consequences of a Bill inconsistent with the Agreement. Continue reading Can the UK Breach the Withdrawal Agreement and Get Away With It?