Brexit, trade and Britain’s place in the world

The fifth part of a series looking at the Leave vote, Brexit and what they will mean for the UK. In London, Friday 24 June dawned with overcast skies. But few were looking skyward. Most were staring at some point, with differing reactions, at the news that the electorate had supported leaving the EU. During…

Brexit and the real meaning of uncertainty

In the enabling legislation establishing the EU referendum, consistent with its party’s manifesto at the 2015 General Election, the Conservative Government set the date for a referendum on continued EU membership as “prior to the end of 2017.” The Party’s manifesto was published in April 2015; the enabling legislation for the referendum received Royal Assent…

Brexit and the democratic will (or won’t) Part 2/3

Part 2 of a series of blogs looking at the Brexit vote, what it means and the issues it raises for the United Kingdom and its place in the world. From Part 1: In the wake of a result contrary to their wishes, parts of the Remain campaign have asserted that the vote lacks legitimacy,…