News and Commentary

Lack of trust in UK government's settled status scheme pushes EU citizens to apply for naturalisation

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Many EU nationals do not trust the UK government's settled status scheme and are being pushed to apply for British citizenship to secure the position of their families, research by the University of Birmingham finds.
Date:
Wednesday 5th June 2019

European elections: voters are being short changed, despite the appearance of choice

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Matt Cole writes for The Conversation.
Date:
Monday 13th May 2019

UK Agriculture and Brexit

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After the UK leaves the EU it will also withdraw from the EU Common Agricultural Policy thus creating the space for a new agri-food policy for the UK.
Date:
Thursday 25th April 2019

Order! Order! Commons Speaker lifts the lid on Brexit at the University of Birmingham

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The man at the centre of this week's historic and highly-charged Brexit ruling hot-footed it to the University of Birmingham to urge students to play a more active role in politics.
Date:
Wednesday 17th April 2019

How Brexit brought Britain's constitution to the brink

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Professor Matt Cole in The Conversation: How parliament and the executive came to be locked in their Brexit impasse.
Date:
Monday 1st April 2019

Start talking to strangers

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Professor Sylvie Delacroix, Professor in Law and Ethics at Birmingham Law School, discusses the influence of social media for the Birmingham Perspective
Date:
Friday 22nd March 2019

Order! Order! Commons Speaker lifts the lid on Brexit at the University of Birmingham

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The man at the centre of this week's historic and highly-charged Brexit ruling hot-footed it to the University of Birmingham to urge students to play a more active role in politics.
Date:
Friday 22nd March 2019

What Brexit means for future of the Common Travel Area between Ireland and the UK

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Ben Warwick writes for The Conversation.
Date:
Tuesday 26th February 2019

Insuring the Peace: the Brexit Backstop

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Ben Warwick writes the latest Birmingham perspective.
Date:
Monday 11th February 2019

Dr Ben Warwick and colleagues submit evidence to the NI Affairs Committee on Brexit and the Backstop

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Ben is part of the ERSRC-funded Constitutional Conundrums: Northern Ireland, the EU, and Human Rights project.
Date:
Monday 4th February 2019

Law and Language: Understanding multilingual EU Law

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Birmingham Law School's Dr Karen McAuliffe explains the importance of taking language into account when thinking about law for the Open Access Government blog
Date:
Thursday 20th December 2018

No-Deal Brexit will severely impact NHS delivery across devolved jurisdictions

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In the case of a 'No-Deal' scenario, it appears inevitable that there will be some impact on NHS delivery of services, recruitment of healthcare professionals and access to medicines.
Date:
Monday 10th December 2018

No-Deal Brexit will severely impact NHS delivery across devolved jurisdictions –report reveals

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In the case of a 'No-Deal' scenario, it appears inevitable that there will be some impact on NHS delivery of services, recruitment of healthcare professionals and access to medicines, especially in the Devolved regions
Date:
Tuesday 4th December 2018

IEL Working Papers: high-profile American academic calls for reversing Brexit

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The Institute of European Law is delighted to republish a seminal piece on "The Roads to Reversing Brexit: Local and Transnational Constitutional Principles" by Professor Robert Howse (New York University).
Date:
Thursday 29th November 2018

Theresa May's dog-whistle rhetoric on EU citizens jumping the queue – and its effect on my four-year-old

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Nando Sigona in The Conversation: How a child reacted to Theresa May's comments that Brexit would stop EU citizens from 'jumping the queue' to come to the UK.
Date:
Wednesday 21st November 2018

Crashing out of the EU with a no-deal Brexit

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Professor Aditya Goenka, Chair in Economics writes for the Birmingham Business School blog: Time is starting to run short for the UK government to resolve the conflicting agendas so that it can deliver a smooth transition to Brexit.
Date:
Wednesday 24th October 2018

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
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