Brexit and UK Politics

  • Strategic Europe

    Who Will Repair Broken Britain?

    Britain’s woes did not start—and do not end—with Brexit. The country needs a leadership with ideas that rise to the challenges the UK faces today.

  • Commentary

    Rishi Sunak is a Lot More Popular Than His Party. Does That Matter?

    Polls in the UK show a significant gap between the popularity of the Tories’ new leader, Rishi Sunak, and trust in the conservatives. To compete with Labour in the next election, the primer minister must overcome the voters’ deep contempt for his party.

  • Commentary

    Can Rishi Sunak Unite the Tories?

    Former chancellor Rishi Sunak has become the new UK prime minister. If he manages to win respect from both the voters and the markets, Labour’s current advantage in the polls may come into question.

  • Commentary

    The Three Events That Drove Truss’s Resignation

    The big question is whether British politics has experienced an aberration or a lasting change.

  • Commentary

    Will a New Leader Give the Tories a Chance at Winning the Next Election?

    It is very likely that the Tories will be kicked out of power at the next election. What is far from certain is whether Labour will win a big enough majority to last a full five-year parliament.

  • Commentary

    How Significant is Labour’s Poll Surge?

    The contrast between the different polls predicting Labour versus Conservative electoral support is significant, making it difficult to determine how much of a chance the latter has of regaining ground. However, it is likely that the Tories will not recover enough to avoid defeat.

  • Commentary

    Why Labour Should Back Electoral Reform

    Reform of the UK's electoral system is on the agenda at the Labour Party conference. While voting for such change could seal Labour's fate, the use of proportional representation to elect members of parliament is better suited for today's political landscape.

  • Commentary

    The Surprising Potential of King Charles’s Reign

    The UK’s constitution won’t change, but he could subtly influence policy in one specific area.

  • Multimedia

    Liz Truss: What Can We Expect?

    Liz Truss has just become the new UK Prime Minister, but it is not yet clear how she will address issues such as climate change and the energy crisis. Her next moves along these lines will be important in the run-up to the general election.

    • September 09, 2022
    • Prospect Magazine
    Peter Kellner
    Liz Truss: What Can We Expect?
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    • May 13, 2022
    • Prospect
    Peter Kellner
    What Do the UK Local Election Results Mean?
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    • March 31, 2017
    • Bloomberg Markets
    Judy Dempsey
    EU’s Brexit Guideline Sets One Voice for Trade
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