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’.
Colin Murray gave a paper to the Newcastle University Brexit Conference on ‘Northern Ireland’s Constitution and Brexit’, where he discussed the fallout for Northern Ireland, as well as the ways the region continues to shape Brexit outcomes.
Colin Murray is quoted in this piece in the Irish Times by Dennis Staunton. He said about the Common Travel Agreement: “It is being concluded now because there is a period of relatively low tension in the Brexit negotiations, because the Irish and UK governments being seen to work together supports the drive towards a deal on restoring power-sharing institutions within Northern Ireland, and because, from the Irish Government’s perspective, Theresa May might not be long in office, and the CTA therefore needs to be locked down.”
PI team member, Clare Rice, recently wrote for the DCU Brexit Institute blog. ‘Brexit has provided a fundamental underpinning to this election, with parties mobilising around the language of ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ as opposed to purely constitutional lines.’ The full article is available here.