Politics @ Surrey

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

Remembering Biafra

The following blog piece anticipates a paper I will be giving at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs on 20 April and which appears on the conference website. Conversation with Sir Michael Aaronson on Biafra April 4, 2017 This is an interview carried out by Victoria Avis with Michael Aaronson, who will be […]


Moving determinedly towards the door: the UK’s Article 50 notification letter

Today’s an important one in the Brexit saga. With the submission of formal notification to begin Article 50 negotiations, the UK has crossed an important threshold that cannot be easily crossed, whatever the legalities. It also matters because it represents the final opportunity for the UK to shape the agenda of that process. This cannot […]


What to look out for in Article 50

Seeing as we’re nearly at the second phase of Brexit – the negotiations for departure – it’s an opportune moment to tell you that I’ve started podcasting again, with a guide to the Article 50 timeline. Quite apart from the underlining that ‘two years’ isn’t really two years – maybe one and a bit years, once you take […]


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