Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Impact of the UK’s Withdrawal on EU Integration

Today the European Parliament's Committee on Citizens' Right and Constitutional Affairs published 'The Impact of the UK's Withdrawal on EU Integration,' a report I put together with Garvan Walshe, Catherine Barnard, Linda Hantrais, Matthias Matthijs, and Steven Peers.

The full report can be found here: 
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2018/604973/IPOL_STU(2018)604973_EN.pdf


Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Collapse: Europe After the European Union

I've reviewed Ian Kearns new book 'Collapse: Europe After the European Union.' The review can be found on the LSE's Brexit blog. I've long worried that both pro-Europeans and some Eurosceptics fail to think through what Europe would look like without the EU. This book shares that concern. 

This book is filled with inconvenient truths for pro-Europeans desperate to believe all will be fine and Eurosceptics determined to be rid of the EU but who have given no thought to what Europe would then emerge. 

Review here: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2018/07/03/book-review-collapse-europe-after-the-european-union/


Thursday, June 28, 2018

House of Commons Defence Committee has published its report 'Indispensable allies: US, NATO and UK Defence Relations.'

The House of Commons Defence Committee has published its report 'Indispensable Allies: US, NATO and UK Defence Relations.' The report quotes written evidence I submitted last year with Nick Kitchen. Nick also appeared before the Committee to give oral evidence. You can read the evidence here and the report here.

Complete text of Critical Reflections on the EU’s Approach to Brexit.

Between March-April of this year I published three posts with Spectator, the Clingendael Institute's online magazine, in which I examined what the EU might have got wrong about Brexit.

I've put the three posts into one document that is now uploaded to academia.edu: https://www.academia.edu/36933781/Critical_Reflections_on_the_EUs_Approach_to_Brexit 


Monday, June 25, 2018

Critically reflecting on the EU's approach to Brexit

A short video giving an overview of a three-part series I wrote for Spectator, the Clingendael Institute's online magazine, looking at what the EU might have got wrong about Brexit.
You can read the full series here: https://spectator.clingendael.org/en/node/4289


Friday, June 15, 2018

Europe's Brexit: a short piece for the LSE's Brexit Blog


In this piece for the LSE's Brexit blog, I outline some of the conclusions of my recently edited book, Europe's Brexit: EU Perspectives on Britain's Vote to Leave

These conclusions cover how the other 27 Member States and EU institutions approached and continue to handle Brexit.



Monday, June 11, 2018

Europe's Brexit: A YouTube series

I've today uploaded an introduction to a series of videos about Europe's Brexit: EU Perspectives on Britain's Vote to Leave


There are contributions on Poland, by Agata Gostynska-Jakubowska: 


And on Italy, by Eleanora Poli:


More to follow... 

Friday, June 08, 2018

Europe’s Brexit: EU Perspectives on Britain’s Vote to Leave

Europe’s Brexit: EU Perspectives on Britain’s Vote to Leave. Thanks to the 30 contributors, including President Herman Van Rompuy for the foreword. 

I'll be recording some videos about the book and posting some comment pieces based on it. 

The book is available here: http://amzn.eu/1uY2wUd


What would a good brexit look like?

Delighted to be the discussant last Tuesday at the 'Conversations for the Future of Europe' series here at the EUI to discuss what a good Brexit would look like. Organised by the EUI's European Governance and Politics Programme.

Presentations from James Dennison and Brigid Laffan.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The EU's Brexit Mistakes - Part 3: Mishandling Brexit

Britain has made numerous mistakes over Brexit, but the European Union's record also needs to be analysed. In this third and final part of a three-part series for the Clingendael Spectator, I look at some of the ways in which the rest of the EU has mishandled Brexit

The third and final post in the series can be found here: https://spectator.clingendael.org/nl/publicatie/eus-brexit-mistakes-part-iii-mishandling-brexit 

Second post: https://spectator.clingendael.org/en/publication/eus-brexit-mistakes-part-ii-misinterpreting-brexit 


First post: https://spectator.clingendael.org/nl/publicatie/eus-brexit-mistakes-part-i-misguiding-britain 




Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Europe's Brexit: EU Perspectives on Britain's Vote to Leave

Thanks to Agata Gostynska (CER), Brigid Laffan (EUI), James Dennison (EUI) and Eleonora Poli (IAI) for a great launch at the EUI of ‘Europe’s Brexit: EU perspectives on Britain’s vote to leave’.

Available from Agenda: https://bit.ly/2kaWd3l




Monday, May 21, 2018

BBC Sunday Politics

I appeared on yesterday's BBC Sunday Politics to discuss the idea of a fully devolved government for London. We put together a short video about why a London Parliament and First Minister are the best way to face a capital city growing increasingly distinct from the rest of the UK. 

Those who have access can watch the episode here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/…/b0b…/sunday-politics-london-20052018