Book Review

Review of “Britain Alone! The Implications and Consequences of United Kingdom Exit from the EU”

Review of “Britain Alone! The Implications and Consequences of United Kingdom Exit from the EU”, edited by Patrick J Birkinshaw, Andrea Biondi (European Monographs 96, Kluwer Law International: 2016, hard cover, ISBN 978904115832, 376 pages, £ 100.00)

Matteo Negro, LLM Candidate, King’s College London and Luigi Lonardo, PhD Candidate, King’s College London

“Heavy fog in Channel. Continent cut off.

The London Times, headline, 22 October 1957

Introduction

David Cameron has described UK’s Brexit vote as a “once in a generation” decision. The implications of such a decision indeed deserve the full attention of citizens – and all the more so of scholars and practitioners. In this context, the publication of “Britain Alone! The implications and Consequences of United Kingdom Exit from the EU” (Kluwer Law International, 2016, 376 pages), edited by Professors Patrick J. Birkinshaw (Hull University) and Andrea Biondi (King’s College London), is a timely and welcomed publication. It contributes to the public and academic debate, analysing in detail the impact of a Brexit scenario on the UK’s legal system. It explains the legal difficulties of an “open sea” [1] political choice and swipes away the simplicity of some Leave rhetoric. Continue reading “Review of “Britain Alone! The Implications and Consequences of United Kingdom Exit from the EU””

Event review

Event Coverage: BRITAIN ALONE, 9 May 2014

Niall Coghlan, BPTC Student at City University  London

 

9 May is Europe Day. This Europe Day, Senate House hosted a conference with the strikingly un-European title ‘BRITAIN ALONE’. The all-star attendee list, with representatives from most major EU law firms and universities, European institutions and governmental departments, was eclipsed only by the eminence of the four panels. These were successively chaired by the Supreme Court’s Lord Reed; Henderson Chambers’ Sir Alan Dashwood QC; former Advocate General Sir Francis Jacobs; and the conference convenor, Professor Takis Tridimas.

 

Fourteen speeches on topics ranging from the constitution through finance to social policy resulted.  What follows is a digest of those speeches.

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