Keeping quiet on Brexit is a shrewd move for Labour now, but a strategic disaster in the long term 23/11/2022
What is the opposition’s thinking about Britain’s place in the world?
Hunting for Brexit Benefits [17 mins] 22/11/2022
In this video, our Director Brendan Donnelly argues that Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt realise Brexit is in trouble. ... The Conservative Party is incapable of extricating itself from Brexit. The force of economic circumstances and changing public opinion may however encourage Labour leader Keir Starmer reluctantly to abandon his futile hope of "making Brexit work".
Brexit's the elephant in the room that can be avoided no longer when quitting the European Union plunges a Disunited United Kingdom deeper into economic horror.
Legal experts say bill is badly designed and ‘undemocratic’. / Opposition parties will next week try to delay government plans for a bonfire of nearly 4,000 EU laws and key workers’ rights from the UK’s statute books after Brexit.
It’s Brexit, stupid 14/11/2022
We are stuck in the Tory game of make-believe that everything is coming up roses in an English country garden. The reality is that following Brexit the rest of the world looks at England with a mixture of perplexity, pity, and amused contempt.
Fake it till you make it has been the guiding maxim of British government policy for national renewal since Brexit.
Majority of Brits now regret Brexit, new poll finds - after public anger at cost of living and inflation 03/11/2022
An increasingly large majority of Brits now think Brexit was a mistake, new polling suggests. / After years of wrangling an exit deal with the EU and the ongoing Northern Ireland Protocol dispute, 57% of the country now believes leaving the bloc was an error.
The tide in Britain appears to have turned since the 2016 Brexit referendum. / According to a new poll, only 43% of the British population consider that the UK's departure from the European Union was a good decision, while 57% believe it was a mistake.
A surge in support for rejoining the EU means the debate on Brexit is far from over, according to the UK’s most-respected pollster, Adam Bienkov reports.
A persistent majority of Britons think Brexit was a mistake, one of the UK's leading pollsters said Wednesday, forecasting near-certain defeat for the Conservatives at the next election.
Controversial Tory bill set to inflict further damage on businesses, with no clues yet about incoming legislation.
A future leader will need to confront Brexiters in the same way Blair faced down the hard left over clause 4.
Without the government to enforce the lie, Brexit will become just an embarrassing national memory 16/10/2022
Brexit has gone from xenophobic delusion to national embarrassment, sustained only by lies from government and press. We will rejoin the EU.
The government's Brexit legislation is not being properly scrutinised because MPs are failing to turn up to parliamentary sessions about it, it has been claimed.
Labour Movement for Europe says there is ‘no excuse’ for leader failing to back closer ties – proposing trade, energy and security.
Labour’s leader is perceived to be sitting on his hands over Europe. But private discussions with European leaders tell a different story.
Brexit Britain Confronts Reality 18/08/2022
Britons must look at themselves calmly and honestly, recognizing the tough times that lie ahead and the changes needed to get the country back on track. Unfortunately, the country's political leaders remain unwilling to treat voters like grown-ups.
Steve Race says he wants to see the UK back in the EU in his lifetime. / Exeter’s would-be Labour MP Steve Race has vowed to keep campaigning for the UK to rejoin the EU. Mr Race has been chosen as the successor to the city’s long-serving MP Ben Bradshaw.
There's one thing that the two candidates locked in a bad-tempered battle to be Britain's next prime minister agree on: Brexit is nothing to do with any of the woes facing the UK right now. / The inconvenient truth, as the head of the port of Dover has confirmed, is that Brexit has indeed contributed to the chaos.
The post-Johnson era is already a nightmare 19/07/2022
Boris Johnson’s Trumpian remarks on the “deep state” will almost certainly have a destructive effect on British democracy.
UK should rejoin single market as quitting EU ‘biggest piece of self-inflicted harm,’ says Sadiq Khan 29/06/2022
Britain should push to rejoin the single market because Brexit is the “biggest piece of self-inflicted harm ever done to a country,” says Sadiq Khan.
Boris Johnson ‘shredding trust’ with three breaches of international law, former top diplomat warns 28/06/2022
Boris Johnson ‘shredding trust’ with three breaches of international law, former top diplomat warns.
Senior Conservatives and Labour believe the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill breaks international law and trashes the UK's reputation abroad - but Brexiteers threw their weight behind it.
“The reason the UK will have the lowest growth in the G7 next year is Brexit. We’re not going to reverse the decline until we begin to remove the barriers – economic, social, scientific – that we chose to erect with the rest of our continent. That’s not rocket science. Just say it.”