Brexit

On this page, you will find all the work we have done that is specifically related to Brexit - whether the referendum vote, the Brexit negotiations process, the Withdrawal Agreement and Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, or the post-Brexit constitutional settlement in Northern Ireland, insofar as impacted by Brexit.

Call for Interview Participants

The Performing Identities research team have been conducting interviews in Northern Ireland, exploring the themes of identity and Brexit. So far, we have held workshops in Belfast and Derry-Londonderry, where we asked participants to join us in person for a conversation.

Now, we are issuing a final call for participants to take part in a short, anonymous interview via Skype with us, from anywhere in Northern Ireland.

To compensate you for your time, all participants will have the choice of receiving either a £20 National Book Token or a £20 Amazon voucher!

Please fill in this form to register your interest, and we will be in touch with you to arrange a suitable time to talk – https://forms.gle/Ms991SLDFBStQ5k76

If you have any queries, please email PerformingIdentitiesProject@gmail.com or contact us on Twitter (@performidentity).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Workshop Participants Sought

The Performing Identities research team will be soon holding workshops that will build an understanding of what it means to be Northern Irish. At the workshops we will explore lots of different ideas on identity so we are looking for people from any background who are prepared to discuss this. The workshops will feed into research and creative materials and you will have a say in what the most useful materials are, and how you would like them to be designed.

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Project Fieldwork Begins

One strand of the ESRC funded research we are undertaking involves interview and focus group research within Northern Ireland. The research is designed to be participatory and allow participants a central role in the design of the questions, the way they are answered, and the outcomes of the project.

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Prof O’Donoghue on BBC Breakfast


Prof Aoife O’Donoghue was on the BBC Breakfast couch on the 31st August explaining why prorogation of Parliament will so limit the room for manoeuvre of those opposed to the UK Governments plans. She discussed the prospects of the various legal challenges to prorogation as well as the Parliamentary processes that might result.

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Common Travel Area Memorandum of Understanding: a Brexit consolation prize?

Colin Murray writes for the LSE Brexit Blog… ‘With the end of Theresa May’s premiership the Withdrawal Agreement she had concluded with the EU receded out of her reach, in a “here’s-what-you-could-have-won” game-show moment. But what does she take home? What international agreement can be set against her three-year tenure in Downing Street? The Common Travel Area Memorandum of Understanding, concluded in May 2018, could be cast as her solitary “set-of-steak-knives” consolation prize’.

Read the whole blog here.