Entries by Project staff

It should have been a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ on Brexit?

The UK Parliament sat on a Saturday 19th October for the first time in 37 years to try and get Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal agreed. It should have been a simple Yes or No vote on Brexit. However the deal was pre-empted when MPs adopted an amendment – called the Letwin amendment. This […]

New Brexit deal

The revised Brexit agreement between the UK and the EU was announced at a summit of European Leaders on Thursday 17th October Ninety-five per cent of this revised deal is the same as Theresa May’s, which was crafted during two years of painstaking negotiations. But that one didn’t gain consent from the UK Parliament. The […]

Is a Brexit deal possible?

Negotiations between the UK and the EU are taking part at the EU Commission in Brussels, following a not so good telephone exchange between Boris and Merkel where reaching a deal before the October deadline looked impossible to achieve. Then came the face-to-face meeting between Boris Johnson and the Irish PM Leo Varadkar. A joint […]

Supreme Court ruled suspending Parliament was unlawful

The unambiguous verdict from the U.K.’s highest court was a severe political blow to Johnson. He is accused of effectively lying to the queen and trampling on parliamentary sovereignty. In the short term, Johnson was accused of suspending, or “proroguing” the legislature to limit the time lawmakers have to debate and intervene in his Brexit […]

Brexit Facts

A curated selection of relevant videos about Brexit.

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  • Brexit: a youth perspective • 647 kB
    Reactions & Recommendations taken from a pool of Young People on how the Government should tackle the negotiations surrounding Brexit & the European Union.
  • Brexit Reading List • 449 kB
    Brexit: a reading list of postEU Referendum publications by the UK Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
  • Britain’s Decision • 5 MB
    Facts and Impartial Analysis for the EU referendum on 23 June 2016
  • Post-election survey 2014 • 6 MB
    The survey has been used to analyse the results of the European elections in terms of gender, age, region, turnout and voting.
  • The 2015 General Election • 370 kB
    Aspects of participation and administration
  • UK Election Statistics: 1918-2017 • 18 MB
    It includes summary results for general elections and parliamentary by-elections
  • Election: Turnout • 124 kB
    The extent to which voters turnout to vote at elections in the United Kingdom varies considerably between different types of election
  • EU referendum: one year on • 3 MB
    Following two successful collaborations in 2016 (Brexit and Beyond and Brexit: Six Months On),
    EU referendum: one year on examines the progress that has been made thus far.
  • The ‘Outraged Young’ • 3 MB
    How Young Europeans are Reshaping the Political Landscape.
  • Scottish Independence Referendum Report • 3 MB
    Report on the referendum held on 18 September 2014.
  • The UK Young Ambassadors • 3 MB
    Enabling all young people to engage in an Inclusive, Diverse and Well-Connected Europe.
  • Voting Age • 396 kB
    This Note gives details of the attempts to change the law to lower the voting age over the last decade
  • Young People Participation in EP elections • 91 kB
    This Note gives details of the attempts to change the law to lower the voting age over the last decade.
  • Voter engagement and young people • 558 kB
    Research report.

Sir John Major joins court case to stop Parliament suspension

Ms Miller had already launched her own challenge, and Sir John said by joining her he would avoid “taking up the court’s time”. The Tory former PM believes the move by Boris Johnson is aimed at preventing MPs from opposing a no-deal Brexit. The High Court will hold a preliminary hearing, at the start of […]

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Parliament suspension

Parliament suspension sparks furious backlash and protesters demonstrate throughout the UK. Scottish judge considering parliament shutdown challenge. The group of 75 parliamentarians are seeking the Scottish legal equivalent of an injunction to stop parliament being suspended, pending a full hearing on 6 September. Documents protesters • 76 kB

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A very British Coup

The ‘prorogues of parliament’ has now been approved, allowing the government to suspend Parliament no earlier than Monday 9 September and no later than Thursday 12 September, until Monday 14 October. The prime minister’s decision to suspend Parliament has prompted an angry backlash from MPs and opponents of a no-deal Brexit. MPs now have less […]

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Plans for a National unity government

The most effective strategy to avert a no-deal outcome, whether on 31 October, or at a later date would be for MPs to form a new multiparty government – a coalition for unity and stability committed to retaining office long enough to enable the current Brexit impasse to be resolved in a manner both constitutionally […]

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The new DUDE in 10 Downing Street

Depart European Union Unit the country Defeat opposition party Energise the country Boris Johnson is to be the UK’s new prime minister. At an uncertain and unstable time for British politics, for the economy and for the country’s place in the world, Conservative Party members have chosen a leader who defies almost every norm. Johnson […]

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Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson positions on Brexit

Only 160,000 Conservative Party members get a vote for UK’s next PM. Boris ‘s position on Brexit: Promised to leave the EU by October 31st 2019 No deal Brexit is an option The ‘backstop’ clause focused on Northern and Republic of Ireland would be revisited in 2019-2020 when the UK and EU negotiate its long […]

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EU election overviews

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. She would be the head of the EU’s executive arm, which is responsible for proposing laws and implementing policies. Documents ursula • 123 kB

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Turnout at elections

House of Commons Library Briefing paper Number CBP 8060, 5 July 2019 By Noel Dempsey, Philip Loft Contents: National Parliament Elections European Parliament Elections Devolved Administrations Local Elections Appendix Documents View full document • 3 MB

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“I did not deliver Brexit” Theresa May

Theresa May resigned as Conservative Leader due to failing to gain enough support from Parliament to push through her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. The Withdrawal Agreement failed three times when voted upon in Parliament. Votes lost by 1st 230 2nd 149 3rd 58 Documents IdidnotdeliverBrexit • 86 kB

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How youth influenced the EU election

With major votes occurring within the span of five months this year, the European Union and Canadian federal elections are critical in deciding our planet’s future. […] How youth influenced the EU election – and could do the same in Canada   Documents Portugal Climate Protest • 4 MB

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