Politics @ Surrey

The blog of the Department of Politics at the University of Surrey

Conciliation and trust in the post-Meaningful Vote period

Change sneaks up on you. Certainly I was surprised that my reading of Theresa May’s statement following her heavy defeat on the Meaningful Vote on Tuesday was out-of-step with many others. While they spoke and wrote about how her reaching across the aisle was going to lead to splits in the Tories because many would […]


Process and outcome in Brexit

Another week, another surprising turn of events in the world of Brexit. The pace of life these days is so high that things that might have occupied political life for weeks by themselves have been compressed into days, or even hours. A leadership confidence motion flashes by, new constitutional principles are created from nowhere, alliances […]


Article 50 infographics – updated to December

Ho, ho, ho. What’s Santa got in his sack? Infographics, you say? Oh well. Not a whole lot to show for the past month in these either. For all the sound and fury, there’s not really been any substantive movement. The text is still the text, the ratification problems are still almost all the UK’s […]


I feel strongly about Brexit

This wasn’t the post I was going to write this morning, but frankly after listening to Theresa May grind her way through another less-than-revealing interview, I want to consider one neglected aspect of the current debate on Brexit. The content of the Withdrawal Agreement. As May didn’t-really answer John Humphrys’ less-than-incisive questions, I was struck […]


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