News and Commentary

Your guide to Brexit: What is the UK facing?

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It's less than six months until the UK's departure from the European Union. The party conferences have ended with the May Government clinging to a compromise "Chequers Plan" — but with the Prime Minister so embattled by hard Brexit-ers that she dare not mention it by name. Uncertainty prevails.
Date:
Friday 12th October 2018

Global Forum on Migration and Development

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IRiS Deputy Director, Dr Nando Sigona presented at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Thematic Workshop - Children and Youth on the Move: Implementing Sustainable Solutions, in partnership with UNICEF.
Date:
Friday 27th July 2018

Study finds huge variation in geographical distribution of EU-born UK residents at time of Brexit referendum

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Academics from the University of Birmingham's Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) look closely at the changing profile of EU-born residents in the UK during the last 40 years of EU membership.
Date:
Wednesday 25th July 2018

The 'death of the expat': the British community in Spain post-Brexit

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Europe Day on 9 May is a celebration of the EU community and all that it stands for. Brexit, however, has created divisions in this community and introduced uncertainty into the lives of millions of people, especially EU migrants.
Date:
Thursday 10th May 2018

Vice-Chancellor's Great Debate

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In April, the University hosted the first Vice-Chancellor's Great Debate on the topic of '52% voted for Brexit, but how many will get the Brexit they want'.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Eurochildren on the Guardian front page

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The project findings were extensively reported in the Guardian and other publications.
Date:
Thursday 19th April 2018

Windrush generation is not alone – children of EU-born citizens could be next

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Dr Nando Sigona writes for The Conversation: When freedom of movement is revoked, legal migrants are suddenly asked to prove they have the right to reside. Theresa May, the UK prime minister, and Amber Rudd, home secretary, have both apologised for the distress caused by the treatment of the so-called "Windrush generation", in the face of mounting pressure from MPs and the wider public.
Date:
Wednesday 18th April 2018

No agreement on the regulation of pharmaceutical drugs is just one problem for Brexit - research reveals

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Significant political and economic uncertainty characterises the Brexit process one year after the UK triggered Article 50, reveals a new report by the academic group, The UK in a Changing Europe, which includes University of Birmingham Researchers. Birmingham research in one area of the report on the regulation of drugs and medical equipment has found there is still no clear position.
Date:
Thursday 29th March 2018

Thousands of children of EU parents at risk of falling into the cracks of Brexit – research

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The study found the nature and quality of rights of many EU citizens and their future residence in the UK would be thrown into question, particularly for children, whose status is dependent on their parents.
Date:
Thursday 29th March 2018

UK regions who voted to Leave the EU are more exposed economically to Brexit than anywhere else in Europe – research reveals

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham, City-Redi research institute have found the UK regions, particularly the regions who voted to leave the EU, are much more exposed economically than any other areas of Europe.
Date:
Tuesday 19th December 2017

An Assessment of Brexit Risks for 54 Industries: Most Services Industries are also Exposed

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The latest blog from City REDI in which Raquel Ortega-Argilés reports on the impact of Brexit on sectors.
Date:
Tuesday 12th December 2017

Lunchtime is a long time in politics: Brexit Stage 2 or not

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Professor of Political Science, Colin Thain discusses the latest news on the government's move towards Stage 2 Brexit negotiations.
Date:
Friday 8th December 2017

Lunchtime is a long time in politics: Brexit Stage 2 or not

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Professor of Political Science, Colin Thain discusses the latest news on the government's move towards Stage 2 Brexit negotiations.
Date:
Thursday 7th December 2017

ESRC event looks at Brexit impact for Birmingham and beyond

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On the 7 November, six leading academics from the University of Birmingham presented to a full house at the Birmingham REP, the potential implications of Brexit for Birmingham, Britain and beyond, looking at matters such as family, economy, living and migration.
Date:
Thursday 16th November 2017

Birmingham researchers explore fake news, ordinary working families and Birmingham's Muslim community at the Festival of Social Science

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham, College of Social Sciences, are leading workshops and discussions across the city as part of the 15th ESRC Festival of Social Sciences showcasing their research to members of the public.
Date:
Friday 3rd November 2017

Britain 2040: Post-Brexit, robotics and electric vehicles

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John Bryson in CBI Business Voice: Currently Brexit appears to be the single act that will have the biggest impact on the business environment of the future. Yet there are much larger changes on the horizon.
Date:
Friday 27th October 2017

Workshop report: The Impact of Brexit on Equality Law.

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On September 28 2017, Meghan Campbell (Birmingham), Sandra Fredman (Oxford) and Alison Young (Oxford) hosted a workshop The Impact of Brexit on Equality Law.
Date:
Thursday 26th October 2017

Call for Papers - Re-imagining EU Law: Brexit and the Law School

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Birmingham is hosting a workshop for academic and professional colleagues to reimagine the teaching of EU Law.
Date:
Thursday 19th October 2017

The German Election: Implication for Europe and Brexit

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On Wednesday 4 October 2017, the IGS and POLSIS hosted a panel discussing the results of the German parliamentary elections.
Date:
Tuesday 17th October 2017

Elections expert John Curtice delivers lecture to POLSIS staff and students

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Distinguished expert on British elections Prof. John Curtice delivered a lecture on Brexit and British party politics as part of the POLSIS Seminar Series.
Date:
Thursday 28th September 2017
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