Brexit means exit, but what exactly will we be leaving behind?
Entry into the European Community in 1973 was a momentous event - one which had seismic effects on the politics and constitution of Britain. Brexit, while equally as momentous, has almost wholly been confined to discussions of economic consequence. But what will happen to the constitution?
Beyond Brexit looks for the first time at the constitutional impact of Brexit and the consequences of Britain's EU membership, raising the question of just how the United Kingdom is to be preserved. Vernon Bogdanor explores the ever-changing relationship between Britain and the European Union from the original concept of European unity to 21st century Euroscepticism, the fundamental problems confronting Britain on its exit from the European Union, and argues that Brexit is the start of new beginnings - heralding a peaceful constitutional moment. The new preface includes what questions need to be asked now that Britain has started the process of leaving the European Union.
Vernon Bogdanor (King's College London)
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25 March 2021
Introduction. Chapter 1. Britain and Europe: The Poisoned Chalice. Chapter 2. Europe and the Sovereignty of Parliament. Chapter 3. Europe and the Referendum. Chapter 4. Europe and The Collective Responsibility of Ministers. Chapter 5. Europe and The Rights of the Citizen. Chapter 6. Brexit and Devolution: The Future of the United Kingdom. Chapter 7. Brexit: A Constitutional Moment?
Vernon Bogdanor was, until 2010, Professor of Government at Oxford University. He is now a Research Professor at King's College, London, Gresham Professor of Law, a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
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Whether Brexit will finally provide our constitutional moment is impossible to say. But you will not find a better account of why it should. Bogdanor's knowledge is second to none. * Prospect *