Category Archives: Brussels

The Brexit divorce bill explained

Dr Christopher Huggins – SPIRE The amount of money the UK pays into the European Union became a crucial point of debate during the EU referendum campaign, ahead of the country’s vote to leave. The defining image of the time … Continue reading

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Brexit, Article 50 and the Supreme Court ruling: how the government made its own life more difficult

Dr Christopher Huggins Teaching Fellow in European Politics   Yesterday the Supreme Court delivered its judgement on the government’s appeal in the Article 50 case in what was billed as one of the most significant constitutional law cases in generations. … Continue reading

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So, what IS on Nigel Farage’s desk?

A complete guide to a Keele University SPIRE trip to Brussels By Eleanor Fisher 18 students, two lecturers, one SPIRE trip to Brussels to learn about the EU institutions…Right after the UK voted to leave the EU. What could possibly … Continue reading

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The Brexit Fantasy

Moran Mandelbaum Lecturer in International Relations With the UK voting to leave the EU and uncertainty is spreading, many are now looking back in astonishment trying to understand the success of the Brexit campaign. One interesting aspect that emerged from … Continue reading

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How Many People Work for the EU?

Christopher Huggins Teaching Fellow in European Politics, SPIRE The number of EU civil servants – often derogatorily labelled “Eurocrats” – based in Brussels has become an important aspect of the EU referendum debate. Identifying the number of people who work … Continue reading

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Iraq and Syria Didn’t Create ISIS — We Did

Professor Bülent Gökay Professor of International Relations – SPIRE With the recent capture of Salah Abdeslam, thought to be the only remaining planner of the Paris massacre, the Western media has again focused on the threat of terrorist attack in Western … Continue reading

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