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Birmingham City University Centre for Brexit Studies

Centre for Brexit Studies to open at Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University announces the launch of a Centre for Brexit Studies this month as the UK prepares for the process of leaving the European Union Birmingham City University is launching the Centre for Brexit Studies (CBS) on 26 January, aimed at trying to understand the far-reaching consequences of the...
Uk arts and culture British Museum

Promoting arts and culture will be key in post-Brexit UK, say ministers

Ministers insist that promoting UK arts and culture abroad will be essential post-Brexit, with museums, galleries and theatres playing a key part Art galleries, museums, theatres and other cultural institutions will play a key role in promoting the United Kingdom overseas in the wake of Brexit, according to government ministers. On...
Environmental Protection Act post-Brexit farmers

MPs call for new Environmental Protection Act post-Brexit

A committee of MPs has published a report calling for the government to reassure farmers and to introduce a new Environmental Protection Act to safeguard UK wildlife A report issued by MPs today warns that UK environmental protections must not be weakened during or after Brexit. The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC)...
Uk top diplomat in the European Union resigns

UK’s top diplomat in European Union resigns

Downing Street confirms that Sir Ivan Rogers, the UK’s top diplomat in the European Union, has resigned just months before Brexit negotiations are due to start The Financial Times reported this lunchtime that Sir Ivan Rogers, the UK’s ambassador to the European Union, has unexpectedly resigned just a few short...
Post-Brexit future of UK science

Post-Brexit future of UK science and research needs bold action

The government should take bold steps to secure the post-Brexit future of UK science and research, according to a new Lords report The Lords Science and Technology Committee released a report this week calling for bold action by the government to mitigate any negative effects of Brexit on UK science...
Brexit bargaining chip UK passport

UK citizens’ rights should not be a Brexit bargaining chip

The government must not use the fundamental rights of UK citizens or EU nationals as a Brexit bargaining chip, say the Joint Committee on Human Rights A report published today from the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) says that the Government must not use citizens’ fundamental rights as a...
UK-Irish agreement Belfast City Hall

Lords Committee calls for new UK-Irish agreement before Brexit

The Lords European Union Committee is calling for a new bilateral UK-Irish agreement ahead of Brexit, recognising the special relationship between the two The European Union Committee of the House of Lords published a report on Monday calling for a new UK-Irish agreement to be drawn up ahead of the...
UK space industry

UK space industry shows continual growth

The UK space industry continues to experience strong growth, according to a recent survey commissioned by the UK Space Agency According to the report produced by London Economics, the UK space industry is now worth £13.7 billion to the UK economy and confidence amongst business is high. The report, the ‘Size and...
May pledges £2bn research and development investment

May pledges £2bn research and development investment

In her first speech to the CBI, Prime Minister Theresa May this morning pledged £2 billion for research and development investment to put the UK on the ‘cutting edge’ Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a boost for research and development today, pledging £2 billion to place a post-Brexit UK...
Governments are not ready for artifical intelligence say investors

Governments not ready for artificial intelligence, say tech investors

A poll of global technology investors carried out at Web Summit yesterday suggests governments are not ready for artificial intelligence and its effect on jobs Investors polled at 2016’s Web Summit in Lisbon earlier this week say governments are not ready for artificial intelligence (AI) and the impact it will...
Andrus Ansip, Vice PResident European Commission at Web Summit

Digital single market benefits consumers and businesses – Andrus Ansip at Web Summit

The Digital Single Market is already bringing benefits to consumers and businesses, says European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip at Web Summit 2016 Speaking to journalists after a panel session at Web Summit 2016 in Lisbon this afternoon, European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip pointed out the benefits that the Digital Single...
Parliament must vote on Brexit rules High Court

High Court rules government cannot leave EU without vote

The High Court has ruled that the government cannot begin the formal process to leave the EU without first consulting Parliament Prime Minister Theresa May does not have the power to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without MPs’ approval, the High Court has ruled. The legal challenge was...
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Britain expects to be part of EU decision-making until Brexit

The Prime Minister has said she expects the UK will be part of any decisions made relating to the EU until Brexit occurs The Brexit vote should not change the UK’s role in the EU until full withdrawal occurs. Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK should be involved in...
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The UK may still have to pay into the EU after Brexit

An unnamed cabinet member has told the BBC the UK may still have to pay into the EU after Brexit in order to secure preferential trading terms There has been lots of speculation over what the UK will look like after Brexit, particularly the UK’s relationship with the EU. Discussion...
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EU Referendum: is Brexit bad for the economy?

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned again this week that a new vote for independence could be likely if the UK votes to leave the EU. It is not the first time the SNP leader has alluded to the fact an independence referendum could be called if the overall...

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