Increasingly bitter British  Brexit debate

Increasingly bitter British Brexit debate

New levels of bitterness in the British public debate can be quite simply astounding. This year’s crop of New Year scenarios has been particularly negative and the assessment from the Institute for Public Policy Research might seem to many like…

New Brexiteer job claims lashed by TUC blog

New Brexiteer job claims lashed by TUC blog

Britain can create 400,000 jobs if it leaves the EU customs union and concludes trade deals with just eight countries, according to the Change Britain think tank which is backed by former minister Michael Gove. In fact, it claims a…

A Worsening Hangover in 2017

A Worsening Hangover in 2017

Brexit Border Blog wishes all our readers and all the people of these islands a Happy New Year. We wish and that is all we can do. The problem is that it will bring a guaranteed hangover with no sign…

Source: New summary of Northern Ireland’s position

The Bruegel organisation is a Brussels-based economic think tank with a rather useful blog which summarises its output of lengthy analysis reports. Its latest report issued just before Christmas – “The impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland: A first look”…

Brexit nightmare for R&D

The Leave campaign may well have significant success in curbing immigration from the EU in one specific area. About 15 per cent of all academic staff at UK universities are from other EU countries, according to a joint statement from…