Five Takeaways for Brexit from the General Election

The outcome of a hung parliament from the UK’s 2017 general election could have a significant impact on the shape of Brexit, writes Anthony Salamone. He sets out the main implications of the election result for Brexit, underlining the fast-changing nature of circumstances and the uncertainty of what will happen next. Downing Street, Kathryn Yengel, […]

Brexit Moment: May’s Lancaster House Speech

Following the Prime Minister’s speech outlining the UK government’s priorities for Brexit, success in the negotiations will depend on the currently undefined details, writes Anthony Salamone. He argues that the UK government would do well not to repeat past mistakes in European negotiations and approach the Brexit talks with as constructive an approach as possible. […]

Reaction: Scotland’s Place in Europe

Today, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out the Scottish Government’s proposals on Scotland’s future relationship with the European Union, following the EU referendum in the summer. Our experts react to the paper, assessing what it means for Scotland’s relations with the rest of the UK and Europe and its impact on the Brexit debate. Expert Reaction Scotland’s […]

America Decides: Foreign Policy Implications for Europe

Following the US elections, American foreign policy in Europe is set to enter a period of unpredictability, writes Anthony Salamone. He argues that the US government’s approach to Europe could vary from inert policy stability to more dramatic change in policy and priorities, and that the Trump presidency could be the first administration not to […]

Six Unrealistic Brexit Expectations the UK Government Should Avoid

While the UK’s record on negotiating with the EU has been mixed, it is nevertheless nearing one of the largest and most important diplomatic endeavours in its history with the Brexit negotiations, writes Anthony Salamone. He sets out six strategically unrealistic expectations which the UK should take care not to embrace, in order to ensure […]

Brexit: Frequently Asked Questions

Following the vote for the UK to leave the European Union, Anthony Salamone answers some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the future of UK-EU relations in the referendum aftermath. EU Referendum Statement, Number 10, CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Has the UK already left the European Union, as of the referendum result on Friday 24 June? No. The UK […]

Five Things to Watch For on EU Referendum Day

With Referendum Day finally here for the vote on the UK’s membership of the European Union, Anthony Salamone sets out some points to keep in mind over the course of polling day and the vote count. EU Referendum Poll Card, Abi Begum, CC-BY-2.0 After years of speculation, months of campaigning and weeks of intense focus, […]

Towards Brexit? The UK’s EU Referendum

The upcoming EU referendum has brought about a different kind of political debate in the UK, and the need for facts and analysis to sort through the many issues at stake is clear, writes Anthony Salamone. He sets out an open invitation to the University of Edinburgh’s new free online course which will guide participants […]