Brexit Assembly Blog

The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit: how did it work?

by Admin | October 3, 2017 | Brexit Blog
Yesterday saw the finale of the Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit (CAB) and the announcement of its results. By its end, fifty members of the public – broadly representative of the UK population in terms of age, sex, ethnicity, social class, where they lived, and how they voted in last year’s...
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Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit: results and initial reflections

by Dr Alan Renwick | October 2, 2017 | Brexit Blog
The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit reached its climax yesterday. After two weekends of intense deliberation, the members voted on a range of options for the form they want Brexit to take in relation to trade and immigration. Their conclusions will surprise some, and they deserve detailed attention from politicians...
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Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit: reflections on the first weekend

by Dr Alan Renwick | September 11, 2017 | Brexit Blog
The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit has just completed its first weekend of deliberations. As an earlier post explained, the Assembly is a gathering of people from across the UK who have been randomly selected to reflect the make-up of the electorate. They are meeting over two weekends to learn about options for the...
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Where do the public fit into Brexit?

by Dr Alan Renwick | September 5, 2017 | Brexit Blog
From Labour announcing that they will back single market membership, at least for a transition period, to the Conservatives setting out key negotiating positions, we are beginning to get a picture of what post-Brexit Britain might look like. The only question is: where do the public fit into this?...
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A citizens’ assembly could help settle the big Brexit questions

by Dr Alan Renwick | August 31, 2017 | Brexit Blog
Dr Alan Renwick Against all expectations, Brexit barely featured in the general election campaign. Instead we had (understandably) big rows over social care, health, education and security. While these are all vital debates, it means the details of how we leave the EU are now being left in the...
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