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Brexit and the lost art of political leadership

Tim Cross argues that post-Brexit we need a total revamp of the machinery of government of Government and along with it we need wiser, better prepared leaders with broader experience. only by doing so will Britain be able to reconnect with the prevailing demos.

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Brexit debate risks exacerbating division in Northern Ireland

Katy Hayward, a Senior Lecturer in Sociology in Queen’s University Belfast, looks at how the possibility of Brexit is already exacerbating division in Northern Ireland. She shows that there are few European regions that have benefited quite so evidently from EU membership as Northern Ireland, but that these gains risk being called into question with the possibility of Brexit.

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The myth of full British sovereignty

Werner Jeanrond argues that reforming the institutions of the European Union is a noble act – who would not wish to support it – but asking for full national sovereignty today reveals a nostalgic desire to live in a world long gone and plays to the tune of media and corporate managers that neither care for Britain’s nor for Europe’s future.

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The UK, sovereignty and the EU

Former diplomat Stephen Wall explores why sovereignity is core to debates about UK membership of the EU. Can we think about sovereignty in less zero sum terms? Can it be shared?

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We did that!

Why is it that we always see our relationship with the EU as a one way affair as something that is inflicted on us? Alison Elliot looks at why we negate or own human agency in Europe.

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The EU and the inevitable slide into secular authoritarianism

Suzanne Evans looks again at EU’s development and asks why so many of its policies are designed to inflame division rather than bring harmony.

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