Brexit and UK Politics

  • When Unstoppable Boris Meets Impassable Brexit
    July 02, 2019

    Boris Johnson, who is all but certain to become the next UK prime minister, has promised to deliver Brexit by October 31. But breaking his word has been a theme of his career.

  • Brexit After May

    Peter KellnerMonday, May 27, 2019

      As the race to succeed Theresa May as UK prime minister heats up, Brits must make a number of pivotal decisions that will have major consequences for the country’s future.

    • What Brexit Is Doing to Europe

      Judy DempseyTuesday, April 16, 2019

        The Brexit saga is exposing the inadequacy of the EU’s foreign and security policy. If only Germany would provide the leadership the union now needs.

      • Judy Asks: Is Brexit Bad for Europe?

        Judy DempseyThursday, April 11, 2019

          A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

        • Brexit’s Endgame

          Peter KellnerMonday, April 01, 2019

            The next ten days will bring to a head the Brexit drama. It has strained the UK’s constitution, threatened its social cohesion, terrified its businesses, appalled its friends, and delighted its enemies.

          • Brexit: The Essential (and Depressing) Dynamics of Theresa May’s Parliament

            Peter KellnerFriday, March 15, 2019

              Britain’s reputation for competent, pragmatic political stability has been built up over centuries. It is now being trashed daily before our eyes.

            • Brexit Showdown

              Peter KellnerWednesday, January 16, 2019

                The chances of Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal have risen a little, the chances of a fresh referendum have risen a lot, and the chances of any kind of compromise have fallen.

              • What Trump Means for Europe

                Judy DempseyTuesday, January 08, 2019

                  Brexit is symptomatic of Europe’s inability to deal with the end of the post-1945 era.

                • Europe After a No-Deal Brexit

                  Judy DempseyThursday, December 20, 2018

                    The disruption caused by Britain failing to agree an orderly exit from the European Union is immense—and dangerous for the bloc’s future stability.

                  • Brexit: What Brexit? 

                    Peter KellnerThursday, December 13, 2018

                      Few want the UK to crash out of the EU without a deal. After a tumultuous week for Theresa May, the chances have risen that Brexit won’t happen at all.

                    • Britain, France, and the State of the EU

                      Judy DempseyTuesday, December 11, 2018

                        Social cohesion in many European countries is fraying as the impact of globalization and all its attributes undermine governing.

                      • Theresa May’s Worsening Woes

                        Peter KellnerThursday, November 15, 2018

                          The chances of a new Brexit referendum sometime in 2019 are growing—as is the possibility that the UK will not, in the end, leave the EU at all.

                        • Brexit Talks: Only the Beginning

                          Pierre VimontThursday, October 18, 2018

                            Closing this round of Brexit talks requires concessions from either the UK or the EU that neither side can politically afford without first demonstrating that no other solution is possible.

                          • Brexit’s Never-ending Transition

                            Peter KellnerTuesday, October 09, 2018

                              Whatever happens in the next few weeks, implementing Brexit could make the UK a rule-taker, not a rule-maker, perhaps indefinitely.

                            • Europe’s Big Three “M”s Weaken the EU

                              Judy DempseyThursday, October 04, 2018

                                The EU’s most important leaders are hobbled by domestic crises, leaving the bloc almost rudderless to deal with major foreign and security policy issues.

                              • Judy Asks: Is a Brexit Deal Possible?

                                Judy DempseyThursday, September 27, 2018

                                  A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

                                • Brexit: Who Will Blink First?

                                  Peter KellnerTuesday, September 25, 2018

                                    The endgame in the Brexit negotiations has come down to a battle of nerve for the UK and the EU. Unless one side gives way, the chances of talks ending without a deal look high and rising.

                                  • Labouring Toward a New Brexit Vote

                                    Peter KellnerTuesday, August 28, 2018

                                      To keep the majority of his supporters on side, UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn—a lifelong opponent of Brussels and all its works—might end up preventing the catastrophe of Brexit.

                                    • Four Brexit Scenarios

                                      Peter KellnerTuesday, July 24, 2018

                                      An eleventh-hour deal on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU might be hammered out by the end of the year. But the risks are rising that it won’t.

                                    • Brexit: Time to Drop the Niceties

                                      Peter KellnerTuesday, June 05, 2018

                                        The clock for Brexit negotiations is running down. At some point soon, Theresa May needs to take a stand on the many serious issues that are dividing her party—and nowhere near being solved.

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