Explainers Politics

The politics of Brexit

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Factsheet: No deal – a ‘chaotic’ Brexit

Background Prior to the general election, the prime minister asserted on several occasions that ‘no deal’ would…

Dr Alan Renwick
Brexit: where are we now?

Brexit is taking place through several steps: In June last year, UK voters decided to leave the…

Dr Alan Renwick
Immigration: how it works today

Our system of immigration and emigration can be split into two parts: migration to and from countries…

Matt Bevington
Indicative Votes

What are they? Indicative votes are a process which will allow MPs to indicate their preference on…

Dr Alan Wager
11 things you need to know about the European elections

1. What are the elections for? The European Parliament elections determine who will represent EU citizens in…

Professor David Howarth
What is prorogation?

The government has many powers over the House of Commons that it can exercise without needing a…

Matt Bevington
The transition period: all you need to know

At 11pm GMT on 31 January the UK left the European Union. It immediately entered a transition…

Matt Bevington
How new member states join the EU: all you need to know

Accession is the process by which new countries join the EU. Member states recently reached agreement on…

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