A blog post in The Conversation by Mr. Colin Murray, discussing David Trimble’s legal challenge against the part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement relating to the so-called Irish “backstop”, for breaching the Good Friday Agreement.Continue reading
Our analysis of the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland, as attached to the Withdrawal Agreement.
An updated version of this document has been submitted to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee for their ‘Implications of the EU Withdrawal Agreement and the Backstop for Northern Ireland’ Inquiry.
As part of the ESRC IAA funding we commissioned a variety of animations from creative collective Roots and Wings, centering on issues to do with the referendum, the Irish border, and the negotiations on Brexit. They can be seen below.
The Performing Identities project is being funded by the ESRC Governance After Brexit grant scheme. The project team will spend at least 16 months working on the a set of questions about the effects of Brexit on identity in Northern Ireland, along a new research assistant (Megan Armstrong) and in collaboration with Roots and Wings and the Human Rights Consortium.Continue reading
We published our immediate reaction to the Phase One agreement in the form of an annotated account of the Report. Three key issues are central to understanding how this Report changes the dynamic of Brexit insofar as it impacts on Northern Ireland: they are, first, the categorisation of individuals, second, the difference between EU rights and freedoms, and third, the role of consent in any change to the status of Northern Ireland.
With October 2017 witnessing the beginning of consideration of amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill and the culmination of efforts to address aspects of Brexit affecting the island of Ireland in Phase 1 of the UK’s withdrawal negotiations, this paper is intended to focus on some of the emerging issues for Northern Ireland as the contours of Brexit become increasingly defined.Continue reading
This is an update to the response submitted by the authors for the 2016 inquiry on the same topic – it has been updated in light of developments within the UK and the EU and in terms of the focus of the inquiry.Continue reading