Transition (EEA) Unites Voters

The Sunday Telegraph has reported the findings of a YouGov poll commissioned by the Adam Smith Institute into the potential for an EEA style Transition Period as a first stage to a full Brexit. The purpose of this was to find out if there was an appetite for a staged approach to leaving the EU,…

Democratic Deficit

A phrase coined in 1979 to address the detachment of the European Assembly and the institutions from the people of the nations states, the term ‘democratic deficit’ has been hotly contested over the years. But is there one, and if there is, how does it affect the way that the peoples of the nation states…

Negotiating Positions : The Brexit Scenario

Watching the rather one sided representation of the Negotiations staged by Jonathan Powell for Newsnight last evening (23rd May) I was struck by his claim that the campaign had tied the government’s hands in setting out their position. Unfortunately for him though, the event live blog painted a slightly different picture, as did  Charles Crawford…