Category: Brexit

Baffling with bullshit

Much has been spouted, hands waving wildly, by the Prime Minister, his Ministers and his Tory MPs, to defend the breaching of international law by the Internal Market bill. But no matter how ardent...

The perfect storm

This is a Twitter thread by Tanja Bueltmann, Professor of History who holds a Chair in International History at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. She specialises in the history of migration and diaspora, particularly...

The currency question

And when the Westminster ‘No’ often doesn’t mean ‘No’. Unionists insisting Scotland would not be allowed another independence referendum have recently appeared to change their tune, now wanting to decide the franchise for indyre2...

No deal and damn the torpedoes.

Sixteen months ago Michael Gove, MP for Surrey Heath and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, believed that a no deal Brexit would be very damaging to farming in the UK. Yet in that...

Passport controls and watchtowers?

We can all remember the gnashing of teeth, hand-wringing and crocodile tears, the assertions that family members would overnight become foreigners, and that heavily armed watch towers and miles of barbed wire fencing would...

The Tweed to Unst are the borderlands

The Common Weal Policy Podcast, episode 37 with special guest Bill Austen on policy and customs. Listen to Dr Craig Dalzell, Head of Policy and Research at Common Weal talk to Bill Austin, a...

To cease a 300 year old union

In this very well attended public lecture at the University of Edinburgh on 16 February 2020, Joanna Cherry MP sets out her thoughts on events of the last five years, the democratic deficit, constitutional...

Reading between the lines

A lot of very unhappy people on social media who were expecting the First Minister to announce a date on Friday. They are annoyed and lashing out, cancelling SNP subscriptions and calling for Nicola...

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