Less than Perfect: Some Brexit lessons for the EU

Less than Perfect: Some Brexit lessons for the EU

While it is well acknowledged that the United Kingdom performed poorly in its task of obtaining a swift and workable agreement on the terms of withdrawal from the European Union, the EU has also made its fair share of mistakes. This policy brief seeks to identify those areas where the EU has been less than perfect in its treatment of Brexit to date.

Download Less than Perfect here.

Benjamin Martill is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Dahrendorf Forum where he focuses on Europe after Brexit. He is based at LSE IDEAS, the London School of Economics’s foreign policy think tank. His research looks at how political ideology and party politics affect foreign policymaking. He was previously Lecturer in Politics at Canterbury Christ Church University and Research Associate at the UCL European Institute.

Tim Oliver is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance at Loughborough University London who is a leading specialist on Brexit, UK foreign policy, and UK politics. Dr Oliver has been a researcher in Washington D.C., New York, Florence, Berlin, and London, worked in the House of Lords and the European Parliament, and taught at LSE, UCL, and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

This policy brief forms half of a two-part series. Its companion brief, available for download here, offers advice to British negotiators.



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