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Lawfare against the Armed Forces must be on the next Government’s agenda

Lawfare against the Armed Forces must be on the next Government’s agenda

Policy Exchange placed lawfare against our Armed Forces and the “judicialisation of war” on the map with two seminal studies — The Fog of Law and Clearing the Fog of Law. Professor Richard Ekins, Head of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project, outlines the next Government’s options on this vital topic, which is of growing concern to the British public as well as the professionals.

Brexit will not break up the Union

Brexit will not break up the Union

Lord Bew of Donegore, of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly and one of the leading historians of Ireland, takes on the fashionable notion on both sides of the Border – especially in the Republic – that Brexit is an historic crime perpetrated by a nationalistic British electorate that has set in train an inevitable drift towards Irish unity.

The European Court of Justice is not an impartial court and has no role to play in post-Brexit EU-UK relations

The European Court of Justice is not an impartial court and has no role to play in post-Brexit EU-UK relations

Leading authority on EU Law, Dr Gunnar Beck (SOAS), writes for Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project to explain why, as a matter of law, Britain can leave the EU without any liability for any allegedly outstanding sums under the EU budget. Dr Beck dismantles Helena Kennedy QC’s suggestion in the Guardian last week that the EU Court of Justice should have a role in post-Brexit Britain

Scotland Discovers the Limits of Nationalism

Scotland Discovers the Limits of Nationalism

In an article for Policy Exchange, the prominent Scottish political scientist Tom Gallagher examines why the SNP appears to be on the defensive against pro-Union forces for the first time in many years – despite remaining well ahead of the second placed Conservatives. Linking independence to Brexit has not, for now, worked

Integration and the French Election

Integration and the French Election

In the latest of our ongoing series of articles commenting on the French Presidential election, Richard Norrie — Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration, and Integration Research Fellow — discusses the ethnic composition of France. He argues that — whatever the contest’s result — ‘anxieties about integration are not going to go away’.

Why It’s Not True That the UK Economy Helps Only the Rich

Why It’s Not True That the UK Economy Helps Only the Rich

Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research and Head of Economics and Social Policy — responds to recent findings from the IMF, which suggest that, unlike other large economies, ‘labour’s share of income in the United Kingdom has trended up’. He concludes that ‘when you combine this data with the wider picture of flat inequality and historically high employment rates, it is very hard to paint the UK economy as one that helps only the rich and hurts the poor’.

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