Politics @ Surrey

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

Probably, shading to possibly: the chances of a Brexit deal

I’m in Brussels this week, getting a practitioner counterpoint to last week’s academic reflections on the whole Brexit business. While it’s reassuring to see that the two views are not so different, it is not an inspiring picture and it invites an obvious question about whether Article 50 is going to get to a deal […]


Article 50 infographics – updated to early September

After a summer break, I’ve now updated my set of infographics on Article 50, to reflect the most recent developments. If note is the production of more British position papers, even as the government continues to provide conflicting statements about the direction of the process, and progress on Phase I has been very limited, making […]


Why Myanmar’s ethnic minorities lose faith in federalism and peace

  In May 2017, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi invited representatives from across her deeply divided nation to a new round of peace talks. About 1400 delegates from government, parliament, military, political parties, civil society and ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) attended the meeting that covered political, social, economic, military and environmental issues. Unsurprisingly, a […]


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