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Brexit and the UK's environmental ambitions

The post-Brexit relationship between the UK and the EU will play a key role in shaping the UK’s future environmental ambitions. The UK’s current environmental and climate policy framework is underpinned by a swathe of EU legislation, robust governance structures, and considerable funding and financing opportunities. Once the UK leaves the EU, these relationships could change significantly.


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Working together for a Just Transition

On 14 November 2018 New Economics Foundation in association with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London Office has published a pamphlet discussing how climate protection and industrial strategy can be combined. During a breakfast event, the pamphlet titled “Working together for a Just Transition”, was subject of intense debate on green jobs for industries and communities, which still depend on fossil fuels.


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The Causes and Cures of Brexit

Neal Lawson (October 2018): The Brexit vote was the biggest single democratic revolution the UK has experienced in decades. In hindsight everyone saw it coming, but at the time the news when it trickled through in the early hours after the close of polling was a seismic shock. It still is. That was because the reasons were so deep and the distance between sections of our country a now obvious chasm. Complexity plus complacency were the causes of a Brexit tsunami that was decades in the making.


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Endangered Rights: The Impact of Brexit on EU Citizens

Tanja Bueltmann (September 2018): In this edition of FES Perspective, Tanja Bueltmann argues that the rights of around 3.7 million EU citizens living in the UK and 1.2 million Britons resident in another EU country are at risk. Not only is there the significant threat of a no-deal scenario, but uncertainty and missing legally-binding guarantees by the UK government pose existential threats to livelihoods. EU citizens in the UK and Britons in the EU should not bear the heaviest burden of the UK government’s decision to leave the EU. UK and EU leaders, parliamentarians and negotiators should use the little time that remains to finally put people before politics.


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Brexit Generation Game: How Conflict Between Old and Young Masks Welfare Challenges

Matthew Donoghue, Mikko Kuisma (July 2018): The second edition of our Brexit Paper Series with Social Europe sheds light on the intergenerational origins of the Brexit vote and the longer-term effect of Brexit in more detail, especially from a welfare perspective. Matthew Donoghue, Departmental Lecturer in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford, and Mikko Kuisma, Research Fellow in Comparative Public Policy at the University of Tübingen, argue that both the past and the future of the UK welfare state in the context of Brexit depends rather more on the broader political economy framework than the intergenerational dimensions thereof.


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Brexit and Devolution: A New UK Settlement Or The Break-Up Of Britain?

David Gow (May 2018): The new Brexit Paper Series by FES London Office and Social Europe presents the impact of Brexit upon key aspects of UK politics and policy. The first edition focuses on the consequences of Brexit for the state of devolution in the United Kingdom. David Gow, former The Guardian and The Scotsman correspondent and contributor to the Red Paper on Scotland, analyses the constitutional conflict between Westminster and the devolved administrations in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. He concludes that the UK faces a stark choice between a new political/constitutional settlement or the break-up of Britain.


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Better Together - Brexit, the E3, and the Future of Europe’s Approach towards Iran

Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Thierry Coville, Damid Ramin Jalilvand (April 2018): The E3 - comprising France, Germany and the UK - has become a cornerstone of international diplomacy towards Iran. In 2003, the E3 initiated negotiations with Tehran. Talks to address the crisis over the Iranian nuclear issue resulted in July 2015, when the Iran nuclear deal was concluded after years of nuclear diplomacy and international sanctions. Today, the Trump administration and Brexit are complicating matters even more.


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Mediating Populism

Sophie Gaston, Peter Harrison-Evans, Philipp Sälhoff, Joris Niggemeier (March 2018): As a joint research project, Demos and Das Progressive Zentrum explore the relationship between media and populism. The report focuses on challenges, journalists in both countries face in relation to the rise of populist parties and narratives. Through the analysis of anonymised interviews, it offers an unprecedented insight into the day-to-day operations in a rapidly changing media landscape.


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Labour's Brexit Dilemma

Andrew Harrop (December 2017): How can Labour respond to the economic and cultural fears that caused the 2016 vote for Brexit? Labour’s dilemma to reconcile the views of cultural liberals and cultural conservatives is being discussed by Andrew Harrop, General Secretary of the Fabian Society.


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New Tricks: Innovative approaches to lifelong learning

Cameron Tait (December 2017): The future of work bears a variety of challenges for governments across the world, to equip workforces for new environments and requirements. This report by Cameron Tait from the Changing Work Centre compares the UK with innovative approaches of lifelong learning in five other countries, such as the white book process "Work 4.0" in Germany.


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    British-German Dialogue Forum 2018

    Under the heading "In spite of Brexit - How to stay closely aligned?", German and British MP's, academics as well as think-tankers were discussing the...

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    Immigration control has been at the centre stage of British politics for over a decade. However, since the referendum, the issue has fallen down the...

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