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Article 50 isn’t the end of the debate

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On triggering article 50 the prime minister’s biggest hurdle is an expectant nation. Evidence consistently shows that people expect Brexit to deliver more trade, less migration and cessation of any financial relationship with the EU. And with reason: this is what they were promised. The prime minister has not attempted to prepare people for turbulent…

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A German perspective on Brexit

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Despite all the problems and setbacks European integration has suffered in the past, the ‘ever closer Union’ always felt quite certain to me. However, even before British voters went to the ballot boxes in June last year, the calls for a break-up of the currency union and the re-introduction of border controls due to the…

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Labour in rural England and Wales

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The Fabian Society is carrying out a research project into Labour’s discomfort in rural England and Wales. For Labour to win a majority in a general election it must make significant gains in rural and semi-rural constituencies yet it is out of touch with rural concerns. Labour’s general election defeat in 2015 saw Labour win…