Centre for Britain and Europe blog

All the latest British and European politics news.

Why be such a pain?

Something’s bothering me about Brexit. The main thrust of Johnson’s time in Number 10 has been ‘getting Brexit done’, which I have always taken to mean ‘getting Brexit off the front pages so we can get back to some more interesting/important thing’. This has manifested itself in Johnson’s lack of engagement with the detail (or […]

COMMENTARY: Centre for Britain and Europe: Open Doors and Building Bridges.

In August 2020, the Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE), based at the University of Surrey’s Department of Politics was awarded the prestigious Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence by the European Union, for 2020-2023. This is a great acknowledgment of the high-quality of research which has been carried out, as well as an acknowledgment of […]

Another day, another deadline

Today’s a special day, for several reasons. Most importantly, it’s the launch of our new Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in the Centre for Britain and Europe, with many excellent speakers (and me). You can follow the discussion on Twitter on #SurreyBritainEurope and by following our account. But it’s also important as the deadline for talks on the Future Relationship. Except […]

UK Development Ambitions: the Impact of the 2020 FCO-DFID Merger

Authored by Professor Amelia Hadfield, Head of the Department of Politics, and Chair in European and International Affairs at the University of Surrey, and Chris Logie, a Law with International Relations graduate.  The following blog appeared on 28 October on the Political Studies Association blog page: https://www.psa.ac.uk/psa/news/uk-development-ambitions-impact-2020-fco-dfid-merger Scene-Setting Since the establishment in 1997 of a […]

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