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Great Brexit Con Job

Amanda Robinson
lies about brexit

‘Get Brexit Done’ has unravelled in a spectacular fashion; a significant knock to the economy, removal of rights and freedoms, more red tape for business and – the most heart-breaking of all – trouble has returned to Northern Ireland. The obvious answer to this foreseeable problem is for the UK to be part of the single market and customs union.

Statesmanship, not brinkmanship, needed for Northern Ireland

Jane Thomas
Northern Ireland Boris Johnson

As the prime minister continues to resist calls to hold a special crisis summit to address the growing violence in Northern Ireland, this is your daily reminder that the longer you ignore something, the worse it gets. Actions, and inactions, have consequences. So does the doublespeak that Boris Johnson’s fond of. In 2018, Sky News […]

Is it time to drop the divisive labels?

Sue Wilson
Brexit Remainer Leaver

Now the UK is no longer an EU member state – even in Brexit is still far from ‘done’ – are those labels still relevant or helpful? Do the vast majority of the British public even care about Brexit anymore?

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Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement

Andrew Rosthorn
Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement

Twenty-three years after they signed the Good Friday Agreement of 10 April 1998, and just a hundred days after the bad deal they call Brexit, there came eight nights of street fighting in Northern Ireland.

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Post-Brexit migration reduced to a trickle

Dr Stella Perrott
Brexit migration

In these early days, the impact of Brexit has been felt primarily by British citizens whose rights to move freely across the EU have ceased. The real test of the UKs policies may not come until next year. Immigration to the UK has reduced to a trickle because of coronavirus but as the economy picks up, the labour gaps will become increasingly evident.

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Covid and the treatment of Brits in the EU

Sue Wilson
Brits in Spain

Brits in the EU are traditionally ignored by mainstream media, unless they misbehave. Sue Wilson comments on the treatment of Brits abroad and the recent refusal of entry into Spain. Both covid and Brexit played a role in this.

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The good the bad and the ugly: Brexit, farming and food

Vicki Hird
Brexit Farming Food

Breaking with the EU has already been hard, but if we start to really diverge in food standards – such as on gene editing, pesticides or antibiotic use – our farmers and food manufacturers are likely to find our biggest, closest and most amenable marketplace quickly closing its doors

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Brexit and trade, the story so far

Anthony Robinson
Brexit Trade

It is now abundantly clear that the massive overnight changes to trade terms, which industry only learned about with seven days to go and with inadequate guidance and woeful preparations, have been a disaster for Britain’s £700 billion a year trade with the EU.

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Announcing our new series: 100 days of Brexit

Bylines Network
Brexit 100

Legend has it that Roosevelt’s radio address on 24 July 1933 gave us the phrase “first 100 days” although some maintain the concept has its roots in Bonaparte’s France. Whatever its origins, there is a wide-held belief that there’s a magic honeymoon period for a new president, prime minister, or administration, that allows them significant […]


British PhD student deported from Sweden

Michael Hawgood
Deported from Sweden

This PhD student was refused entry to Sweden due to the bureaucratic obstacles created by Brexit. Moving to an EU country as a third-country national is not a simple process, as UK citizens are now discovering.