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The government's Brexit white paper: a missed opportunity

Nicholas Wright from the UCL School of Public Policy analyses the government's recent White Paper on Brexit.
Nicholas Wright (SPP)
17 February 2017

Starts: Feb 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The process of Brexit: What comes next?

In a new report published jointly by the UCL Constitution Unit and the UCL European Institute, Alan Renwick,  Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit, examines what the process of Brexit is likely to look like over the coming weeks, months, and years. Here he summarises five key lessons.
Alan Renwick (Constitution Unit)
8 February 2017

Starts: Feb 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Brexit and Parliament: A Second Capitulation or Sovereignty Regained?

Professor of EU Law, Piet Eeckhout, examines the role of Parliament in the Brexit process after the Supreme Court judgement, arguing that an alternative reading of Article 50 would offer greater scope for parliamentary oversight and, therefore, a more democratic outcome.
Piet Eeckhout (European Institute)
31 January 2017

Starts: Feb 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Working Paper Launch: The Process of Brexit

3 February 2017

3 February 2017
The European Institute is pleased to announce publication of its latest working paper: "The Process of Brexit: What Comes Next?" by renowned constitutional expert Dr Alan Renwick of the UCL Constitution Unit.

The publication is the latest in a series of UCL European Institute working papers aimed at critically analysing significant features of the political and legal landscape after the EU referendum. "The Process of Brexit: What Comes Next?" is authored by Dr Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the UCL Constitution Unit, and an expert on legal and constitutional matters in the UK.

In the working paper, Dr Renwick examines how the Brexit process will unfold after the triggering of Article 50 at the end of March. He sets out the different potential outcomes of the negotiations, ranging from a full, comprehensive deal with the EU, to the absence of an agreement and automatic withdrawal after two years. He also examines the role of the government, parliament, and the courts in the process, as well as the devolved administrations and the European institutions and member-states themselves.


Working Paper: The Process of Brexit: What Comes Next?

Author: Dr Alan Renwick

Date: 3 February 2017

Access the paper here (pdf)

The European Institute is grateful for the support of UCL's Global Engagement Office in commissioning the working paper series and the UCL Constitution Unit which directly supported Dr Renwick's research for this paper.

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