Beyond Deal or No Deal lurks the ‘future relationship’, which is likely to contain a trade agreement. We should look now at what that means for our NHS, environment and rights.Read More
The current Withdrawal Agreement is, by most people in Westminster considered dead. However, in the spirit of proper planning what if a deal isn’t dead? What if Johnson’s rhetoric- we’re leaving on the 31st October come what may- is actually aimed at getting MPs in line, rather than, a negotiating tactic? Both can, of course, be true at the same time, but it is worth considering whether a deal could actually be passed before the 31st.Read More
Like many Policy Officers at the minute I find myself attending numerous roundtables about Brexit. I am there to draw attention to the concerns of over a million people in Scotland who are disabled - their fears about erosion of hard-won rights, social protections, staffing within health and social care and funding for their organisations - which have been nowhere near the top of the agenda in the political debates over Brexit.Read More
Last week, the Brexit Civil Society Alliance, NPC and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales brought together leading organisations from the third sector to try and map out the role and mission for the social and wider voluntary sector through (and beyond) Brexit.Read More
The UK is expected to leave the EU in less than four working weeks’ time. Roughly 3 million EU citizens reside in the UK. These two facts are not unrelated.
As unlikely as it looks at the moment, was Parliament to agree to the Brexit deal the government would then have to bring forward primary legislation to give effect to it in domestic law- that would be the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill.Read More