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‘The People’s Government’: taking back control

17/12/2019

Adam Cygan   Since the EU referendum ‘taking back control’ has been the simple Brexit mantra. But, understanding what ‘taking back control’ means in the context of the UK’s constitution has proved more difficult. Theresa May said that Brexit would mean that the UK is…

A bad night for Remain, but an even worse night for the...

Adam Cygan   The Liberal Democrats stood on a manifesto commitment that was unashamedly Remain, with statement that the ‘election of a Liberal Democrat majority government on a clear stop Brexit platform will provide a democratic mandate to stop this mess, revoke Article 50 and…

Rudd’s resignation and the Conservatives’ Brexit divide

08/05/2018

Philip Lynch and Richard Whitaker Sajid Javid’s appointment as Home Secretary following Amber Rudd’s resignation, coupled with James Brokenshire’s return, leaves unchanged the number of Cabinet ministers who voted Remain in the 2016 EU referendum. But the dynamics have changed. Javid’s opposition to a customs…

What would be a ‘Good’ Brexit for Leicester and Leicestershire?

13/12/2017

Professor Adam Cygan In the June 2016 referendum the County of Leicestershire overwhelmingly voted ‘leave’ while the City of Leicester narrowly backed ‘remain’. The overall picture in Leicester and Leicestershire was consistent with the broader pattern of voting in England with strong evidence that voters…