Brexit Assembly Blog

There’s another way of doing Brexit

by Dr Alan Renwick | December 18, 2017 | Brexit Blog
A battle broke out in Parliament last week, as MPs across the House successfully pushed for a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal. It was an attempt to make our departure from the EU more democratic. And it came as diplomats gave the green light for starting Phase...
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Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit: full report launched today

by Dr Alan Renwick | December 13, 2017 | Brexit Blog
Over two weekends in September 2017, the Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit brought together 50 randomly selected citizens to consider and make recommendations on the form of Brexit that they wanted the UK to pursue. Today, just two days before the European Council is expected to give the green light...
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Is the Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit a citizens’ assembly at all?

by Prof Graham Smith | December 6, 2017 | Brexit Blog
The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit, held over two weekends in the autumn, brought together a representative sample of the population to discuss the form Brexit should take with respect to immigration and trade. But, as an unofficial body in contrast to past and present assemblies in Canada, the Netherlands...
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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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