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Simon Usherwood is Professor of Politics and International Studies, Open University. He regular posts on various aspects of EU-UK relations post-Brexit.

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What do we talk about when we talk about negotiating a UK-EU relationship?

Simon Usherwood |

As you might have noticed, I have recently become a Senior Fellow of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative, working on UK-EU relations. For present purposes, it mainly means I carry on doing this work, but now with more access to resources, and with a plan. That plan is basically to try and make […]

Why ‘just rejoining’ isn’t a simple option

Simon Usherwood |

Yesterday I found myself on the brink of an interesting discussion about Brexit. Which possibly says something about me, as much as it does about the subject. We’d started talking about public opinion and the emergence of what looks like a more robust move towards thinking that EU membership is a good thing. John Curtis […]

The t-shirt guide to UK-EU relations

Simon Usherwood |

It’s often helpful to try and tackle familiar problems from unfamiliar angles: it makes you think again about what’s what and maybe it opens up some new ideas. And so I present my t-shirt. [yes, that is a finely-tuned physique it contains, but let’s leave that for another time] A night’s sleep disturbed by the […]

Talking better about Brexit

Simon Usherwood |

Last week, Anton Spisak at the Tony Blair Institute produced an excellent paper on how the UK-EU relationship might be fixed. I heartily recommend it to you as an overview of where we are and what might be the way forward. Of course, being a practical-minded sort, I did have some queries, as set out […]

EU-UK monthly tracking: November

Simon Usherwood |

One good reason for doing this regular tracking report is that is means we (i.e. I) can abreast of what is an ever-changing landscape of interactions between the EU and the UK. As a case in point, I’d rather missed that the past couple of weeks have been packed with meetings of the numerous Trade […]

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