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Brexiteers must be sick of the sight of Alastair Campbell by now, after he delivered another brutal Brexit takedown.
‘You all talk rubbish’: BBC Newsnight descends into chaos during fiery clash on Brexit [1 min] 12/05/2023
Last night's episode of Newsnight (11 May), left viewers open-mouthed after Alastair Campbell and Victoria Derbyshire seemingly got into a stand-off over Brexit. / “Sorry, you bring these people on, you never challenge them, you let them talk utter rubbish about Brexit and it’s happened on the BBC for year after year after year”, blasted.
“You bring Brexiters on, you never challenge them. You let them talk utter rubbish about Brexit. Year after year after year.”
Lessons from seven lean years of Brexit 28/04/2023
Almost seven years on from the Brexit referendum, there remains uncertainty over the future UK-EU relationship. Reflecting on the lessons from the last seven years, Neil Kinnock argues there remains a clear case for the UK being an economic, political, social, scientific and cultural part of the Europe of the future.
Parliament hears proponents of leaving the EU are “in a state of confusion and denial” as calls grow for public inquiry.
CPTPP will not make up for Brexit 16/04/2023
The UK’S membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership offers little gain for the British economy.
Ex-PM says UK was stronger in the EU – as Jeremy Hunt challenged to admit Britain ‘poorer’ after Brexit.
Brexit was a ‘colossal mistake’, former PM Sir John Major tells Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 07/02/2023
Former prime minister Sir John Major has told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Britain made a “colossal mistake” when it left the European Union. / Sir John said while he is not a “significant Europhile”, he believes the UK was stronger in the EU.
So much for Brexit sovereignty 23/01/2023
It’s high time politicians got real about the EU and single market, extinguished the bonfire of lies and told the truth.
The BBC’s Analysis editor Ros Atkins looks at the controversy surrounding the government’s plan to scrap thousands of EU-era laws.
However, disenchantment with Brexit has been one of the most notable trends of 2022 with a feeling that it has not lived up to the promises made at the time of the referendum. / Two thirds or 65% of British people think Brexit has gone badly compared to just 21% who think it has gone well according to an Opinium survey in early December.
Six years post-Brexit, Britain remains haunted by the EU in a neurosis that is not reciprocated in Brussels or other capitals.
Britain, the EU and the Sovereignty Myth 09/04/2016
The argument that Britain needs to leave the European Union to reclaim its sovereignty is misguided says new paper, Britain, the EU and the Sovereignty Myth.
'I hoped we would go for a sensible version of Brexit. It’s forcing businesses to comply with two sets of regulations.' - Former Siemens CEO [2 mins] 26/07/2022
Former Siemens CEO - “I hoped we would go for a sensible version of Brexit. It’s forcing businesses to comply with two sets of regulations. It’s a double cost. What we’re learning is that our so-called sovereignty is turning out to be rather expensive.”
Hermann Houser says Britain has no chance of being technologically independent after leaving the EU.
The doyen of the UK computing industry says that a hi-tech future will leave Britain no choice but to turn to Europe.
The Tories are upping their attack on our democracy, under cover of the leadership contest 19/07/2022
Deep within the Northern Ireland protocol bill, ministers are making a sinister grab for yet more unchecked powers.
Ministers are portraying themselves as victims of a deal they created for Northern Ireland. A classic blame-shifting strategy.
Legal kryptonite? Parliamentary sovereignty, international law and the Internal Market Bill 10/10/2020
Another autumn, another Brexit-related constitutional drama in the UK.
'Any economic gains are likely to be small compared to the cost of leaving the customs union and single market.'
In the years since the referendum, it has become a myth that the impetus behind Brexit was a demand for pure sovereignty, with any economic effects being irrelevant. It’s not true, because many of the Vote Leave arguments were economic, whilst the effort put in to discrediting ‘Project Fear’ shows that Brexiters realised that ‘sovereignty at any cost’ would not have enough appeal to win the vote.
Report by the European Council on Foreign Relations says that more people see bloc as a key partner than the US.
Owen Paterson's role in Brexit - Chris Grey 07/11/2021
It’s probably fair to say that Owen Paterson was not a household name until the events that led to his resignation last week. However, he played a significant role in the Brexit saga, albeit of a particular sort.