Sir Stephen Wall, Political Expert, Historian, and Former Ambassador, highlights how the tale of British hostility towards Europe had existed before the referendum to leave the European Union. He notes how Britain’s sense of national identity has been in conflict with its political and economic need for partnership with continental Europe. Continue reading Reluctant European
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
Dr Alexandra Bulat, Young Europeans Network Manager at the3million examines the voting rights of EU citizens. She highlights the barriers to their political participation and provides several recommendations for improving their representation in the UK. Continue reading The invisible minority: where are EU citizens’ voices in UK politics?
Filipa Figueira, Teaching Fellow at UCL SSEES, assesses Boris Johnson’s decisions as PM. She notes that his behaviour is perfectly understandable, and perhaps even predictable, if we adopt a rational choice perspective. As such, he is a useful case study for those seeking to study such behavioural models. Continue reading Boris Johnson as a model of rational choice? Understanding the PM’s Brexit strategy
Oliver Patel, Research Associate at UCL European Institute, outlines Boris Johnson’s Brexit policy, noting that there is a huge amount of uncertainty regarding the nature of the future relationship he seeks. The tight timeframe also means that the next crisis could be on extending the transition period. Continue reading Boris Johnson’s Brexit policy explained