European Union

Ideologues gamble with a nation’s future

The idea of ‘pure sovereignty’ which Brexiters argue would be possible for Britain outside the European Union is an unattainable dream, writes Geoff Kitney. Who…



Brexit dividend discovered in Sheffield

It is proving increasingly difficult to identify the benefits Brexit might bring. Now a team of economists based in Sheffield have detected an upside in…


A (Dis)United Kingdom after Brexit?

The UK as we know it might soon be a memory, writes Murray Ritchie. As Brexit approaches we hear ever-louder warnings that the constitutional make-up…



Will May put country or party first?

Slowly but surely public opinion is turning against Brexit. Should we drop the whole idea or are we moving towards a second referendum on the…



EU overhauls space policies

More than 10 per cent of the European Union’s GDP is already dependent on space-related services and major investments by the EU have enabled progress…



The art of the win-win negotiation

Or as John Egan  discovers, in diplomatic parlance, it is the art of compromise. It seemed that the time for talking was running out at…