Decision Time – Why Opposition Parties Need to Agree a ‘Brexit Manifesto’

In the Introduction to my book Brexit Time, I observed that Brexit was not the United Kingdom’s ‘manifest destiny’. Rather it was a choice. And it remains a choice. We have now reached the point where decisive choices can and need to be made. The options are clear. Under the Johnson Government, the option of […]

Now is not the time for a ‘least worst’ Brexit – it’s time for a referendum on Brexit itself

There are 340 days to go until the UK leaves the EU. The time remaining for the UK and EU to negotiate a withdrawal agreement is even less than that. Domestic legislation still needs to be passed to retain EU law in national law. Time will also be needed to give domestic legal effect to […]

A Customs Union Without a Single Market : Is Corbyn’s Position Credible?

In speeches this week, the Leader of the Opposition and the Prime Minister are setting out their visions for the UK’s future relationship with the EU. Things got underway today with Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn announcing that Labour would press for the UK to remain in the Single Market and a Customs Union with the EU […]