Politics @ Surrey

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

Article 50 infographics – updated to August

No prizes for guessing what updates there are to share this month, given the UK’s Parliamentary recess and the steely determination of many politicians to have a holiday. Basically speaking, there’s no movement on anything, except the clock, which is another month closer to the 29 March deadline. The issues remain where they were in […]

Sexual exploitation and abuse: why pick on charities?

Members of the Solomon Islands Young Women’s Christian Association march in support of female rights during International Women’s Day in Honiara, 2011. Credit: Flickr/DFAT/Jeremy Miller via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY 2.0. This post first appeared on the Transformation website on 7 August 2018. There is always a line to be drawn between protecting reputation and […]

Article 50 infographics – updated to July

The looming summer appears to have provoked a small flurry of activity in Article 50, notably with the publication of the UK’s White Paper. However, while this does move on the British debate a bit, it doesn’t address the more pressing issues within the Withdrawal Agreement, notably on the Irish dimension. The result is thus […]

Getting to an end-state

Let’s suppose my university likes talking about the future. They might do fancy powerpoint presentations, with artists’ impressions of shiny buildings and other infrastructure, together with charts showing How It’s All Going To Be Great. Looks wonderful, I might think. But how do we get there, I might also think. And then it might turn […]

In the Shadow of the Balloon

“I think they agree with me on immigration… You see what’s going on throughout the world with immigration… I think that’s why Brexit happened.” The most noticeable thing about Trump’s visit will be the protests. For many of the attendees, the symbolism of an orange man-baby, hoisted on hot air above Whitehall, provides an apt […]

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