Explainers The Union

Brexit and the Union

Professor Stephen Weatherill
What is Brexit?

 Credit: speedpropertybuyers.co.uk What is Brexit? Brexit means that the UK will leave the EU. Brexit means that…

Dr Katy Hayward
The origins of the Irish border

Partition The meandering Irish land border runs for just under 500 km across the northern part of…

Professor Nicola McEwen
Factsheet: Scotland and Wales

Background UK ministers have promised that the EU (Withdrawal) Bill will lead to a ‘powers bonanza’ for…

Professor Colin Harvey
Factsheet: Northern Ireland

Background Common membership of the EU has been a background assumption of the peace process in Northern…

Professor David Phinnemore
Brexit and the backstop

What is the backstop? We’d be safely on the home straight by now – Withdrawal Agreement agreed…

Dr Katy Hayward
An EU presence in Northern Ireland after Brexit

The European Commission had a representation in London throughout the UK’s membership of the EU. From the…

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