Category Archives: Brexit

Brexit chaos

With the UK leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019, the chaos that is Brexit continues. Owen McQuade looks at some of the fundamentals amongst the confusion and how Brexit comes...

MEPs: A view on the agreement

The terms of the withdrawal agreement have divided opinions across the UK and within Parliament to the extent that the Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to defer a vote in parliament...

Northern Ireland and the withdrawal agreement

Queen’s University Belfast’s David Phinnemore and Katy Hayward analyse the ‘Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland’ within the withdrawal agreement, the purported cause of the cabinet resignations and no confidence letters that troubled Theresa...

Brexit: Where are we now?

As the Brexit negotiations reach a critical phase, Owen McQuade reflects on the current state of the negotiations in which the border has proved to be the final stumbling block for a...

Barnett for agriculture?

The release of ‘no deal’ contingency plans by the UK Government has once again raised concerns that the Barnett formula could be utilised in dispensing future agricultural support arrangements, a move that...

Brexit, borders and criminal justice

Katy Hayward of Queen’s University Belfast offers her reflections on Brexit, borders and their potential impacts on criminal justice co-operation in Ireland. Opening her presentation, Hayward suggests that many questions remain unresolved...

Brexit: Deal or No Deal?

Given the lack of progress in negotiations since March, the possibility of a ‘no deal’ Brexit is real, writes QUB’s David Phinnemore. The UK’s negotiations on withdrawal from the EU are entering...

Trump, Brexit and Europe

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development reflects on the post-Brexit era of “populism, polarisation and political poison” facing Ireland in the context of Trump-led trade wars. None are as...