Brexit

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Adam Price, Leader of Plaid Cymru
IIEA14th January 20191min

In his address to the IIEA, Adam Price argued that Brexit and the disunity it has engendered in UK politics could be a centrifugal force for the relationships between the four countries of the United Kingdom. He argued that there is growing support for Irish unity and Scottish and Welsh independence, and proposed that planning begin for new and different unions between the Celtic nations across these islands.

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IIEA7th December 20181min

On Tuesday, 11 December 2018, the UK Parliament will hold a ‘meaningful vote’ on whether to approve the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship, which together constitute the Brexit deal agreed upon by the British and EU negotiators. The House of Commons vote is widely recognised as representing a significant challenge for Prime Minister Theresa May. This is due to a number of factors, not least the divisive nature of the deal and the composition of the House, which sees a fractured Tory party supported by the Democratic Unionist Party, who have expressed deep hostility to the deal. This briefing outlines the ratification process, and analyses some of the potential outcomes of the ‘meaningful vote’, before identifying the next steps in the Brexit process.