As the Labour Party’s influence grows, it must clarify its Brexit strategy
As the recent General Election has given the Labour Party a more important role in Brexit, Open Europe’s Dominic Hinde argues that it must end the confusion over its Brexit strategy and provide clarity on its approach to the single market.
While much focus has been paid to the divisions in the Conservative Party which have re-emerged since the shock election result, similar divisions and confusion are evident on the Labour front bench, indicative of how the election has not healed the discord which was evident in the Article 50 vote where a fifth of Labour MPs defied a three-line whip.
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Germany votes, again.12/10/2017 13:15:00
With coalition talks in Berlin finally about to start, the German state of Lower Saxony will hold an election of potentially wide-reaching impact on Sunday. Open Europe’s Leopold Traugott explains what to keep an eye on in German politics this month.
The Repeal Bill must pass Committee Stage – and all sides must compromise11/10/2017 13:15:00
As Parliament returns from recess, the Government's energy is again focused on its EU (Withdrawal) Bill. Open Europe's Anders Jay explains that all factions must cooperate to ensure that this vital piece of legislation survives Committee Stage.