Since coming to power, first as leader of the Conservative Party in the UK, and a day later as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has tirelessly reconfirmed to the commitment that the UK will leave the European Union (EU) on the 31st of October 2019. His mantra – “Come What May” – has explicitly included the option of a no-deal Brexit. He has assembled a cabinet of Brexiteers, and has announced substantial funding for the preparation of a disorderly departure of the UK from the EU.
From Dr Susan Kenyon, Faculty Director of Learning and Teaching at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has studied transport and travel behaviour since 1998 and has published extensively in the area of transport, accessibility and social exclusion. Dr Kenyon worked at a number of UK Universities and at Transport for London, before working at CCCU. You can find her University profile here.
On Monday 14th January 2019, Theresa May’s Brexit Plan suffered the heaviest defeat any government bill has ever received in the House of Commons. A day later, her government survived a vote of no confidence. On Monday 21st January 2019, May will present her “Plan B” in the Brexit negotiations. In the following blog post, we look at what our Politics and International Relations staff at Canterbury Christ Church University make of all the drama and the potential next steps.
From Dr Soeren Keil, Reader in Politics and International Relations and Director of the Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS).
From Amelia Hadfield – Professor of European and International Relations.
On the 1st January 2018, Bulgaria assumed control of the EU Council Presidency for the first time since joining the European bloc in 2007.
***UPDATED*** Professor Amelia Hadfield’s Inaugural Lecture: Reform, Rework or Reject? Charting Britain’s European Future
Professor Amelia Hadfield, Jean Monnet Professor and Director of the Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS) at Canterbury Christ Church University, will give her inaugural professorial lecture “Reform, Rework or Reject? Charting Britain’s European Future”.
Professor Amelia Hadfield, Director of CEFEUS, appeared on the most recent episode of ‘Dear Reader’ on CSR FM. Hosted by Jessica Stone, the broadcast saw Professor Hadfield speak about 3 books which she felt were significant: Iris Murdoch’s The Nice and the Good, Adam Nicolson’s The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters and finally, Mark Landler’s Alter Egos: Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle over American Power.
In response to a Daily Mail article entitled ‘Students afraid of being marked down if they support Brexit in essays: Some undergraduates say they fear debate being ‘shut down’ by pro-Remain lecturers’, published both online and in hard print on Monday 30th October, Professor Amelia Hadfield has written the following letter for the attention of the Daily Mail Editorial Board.
By Professor Amelia Hadfield, Canterbury Christ Church University
On Tuesday 25th October 2017, The Guardian published an article entitled “Universities deplore ‘McCarthyism’ as MP demands list of tutors lecturing on Brexit”, regarding a letter written by Chris Heaton-Harris, MP for Daventry and Assistant Whip, to UK university Vice Chancellors.