OE: Assessing Labour’s new “five tests”
The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has written a letter to Theresa May, demanding five changes to the Political Declaration which could secure Labour's support for the Brexit deal. Open Europe's Dominic Walsh and Aarti Shankar examine Corbyn's proposals, whether they are negotiable with the Government and the EU, and the broader political consequences.
This is a notable shift from Labour previous “six tests” policy, which called for the government’s deal to deliver “the exact same benefits” as EU membership – something that has widely been recognised as impossible to achieve.
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European elections: the results in maps and charts03/06/2019 12:15:00
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OE: Fragmentation, Green wave, high turnout: reactions to European Parliament elections29/05/2019 13:15:00
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Migration dominates the general election in Denmark21/05/2019 12:25:00
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OE: How will the UK’s participation in the European Parliament elections affect the EU?17/05/2019 12:20:00
The UK’s unexpected participation in the European Parliament elections has already had a significant impact on domestic politics. However, as Open Europe’s Dominic Walsh points out, the election of British MEPs will also have consequences for the EU.
Open Europe’s Pieter Cleppe discusses level playing field provisions after Brexit16/05/2019 13:25:00
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OE: The 2019 European Parliamentary elections and the future of the European project13/05/2019 15:25:00
In a new briefing, Open Europe analyses the upcoming 2019 European Parliamentary elections and their potential consequences, both in terms of the general future of the European project and the day-to-day functioning of the EU institutions.