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Britain’s immigration system isn’t fit for purpose. Its political targets are perverse. Its guiding philosophy is reminiscent of Soviet-style central planning. The resulting rules are unworkably complex. Their administration by the Home Office mixes incompetence with malice. The upshot is heavy-handed controls that still leave voters feeling that things are out of control. That’s bad […]

Posted 03 Apr 2018 in Blog
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Sometimes it takes a prime minister of Luxembourg to hit the nail on the head. “They [Britain] were in with a load of opt-outs. Now they are out, and want a load of opt-ins,” said Xavier Bettel. The problem for the UK is that the European Union is much less accommodating of its demands for […]

Posted 13 Mar 2018 in Blog
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Read my latest briefing for OPEN. Join our mailing list to stay updated!

Posted 09 Mar 2018 in Blog
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Read my latest for Foreign Policy Listen to my interview with Hamish Macdonald for ABC Radio National Breakfast Watch my contribution to a panel discussion on Al Jazeera English’s Inside Story

Posted 09 Mar 2018 in Blog
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Britain still hasn’t decided what kind of post-Brexit trading relationship it wants with the EU. If the government insists on controlling EU migration, the Norway model is out. So what about remaining in a customs union with the EU? Contrary to what is often claimed, that would not avert the introduction of customs controls at […]

Posted 13 Feb 2018 in Blog
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While GDP growth has strengthened, that tells us little about whether societal wellbeing is improving, let alone whether everyone in society is thriving. My latest for Brussels Times tries to provide an answer.

Posted 13 Feb 2018 in Blog
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My latest for CapX

Posted 07 Dec 2017 in Blog
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Listen to the podcast of LSE European Institute event with Sara Hobolt, John Rentoul and me. My initial remarks start after 26:30 minutes

Posted 23 Nov 2017 in Blog
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My latest column for Project Syndicate.

Posted 22 Nov 2017 in Blog
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Read my piece for Open Democracy

Posted 28 Oct 2017 in Blog
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My latest column for Brussels Times

Posted 21 Oct 2017 in Blog
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Here and here.

Posted 17 Oct 2017 in Blog
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My latest for Foreign Policy

Posted 27 Sep 2017 in Blog
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My take on Theresa May’s Florence speech and the new round of negotiations that started today for CapX

Posted 25 Sep 2017 in Blog
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At the University of Amsterdam’s Room for Discussion on 21 September

Posted 21 Sep 2017 in Blog
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Read my piece for Refugees Deeply and check out my report for the Tent Foundation and OPEN.

Posted 20 Sep 2017 in Blog
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that would involve staying in the single market and customs union for a few years after Brexit. My latest for CapX

Posted 05 Sep 2017 in Blog
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The Brexit negotiations are at an impasse, notably over money. Some hotheads are suggesting that the UK should try to force the EU to back down by threatening a chaotic no-deal Brexit. But while a credible plan B would indeed strengthen the UK’s negotiating hand, a no-deal Brexit is no such thing. My latest for […]

Posted 05 Sep 2017 in Blog
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I was interviewed by Project Syndicate for their podcast series

Posted 04 Sep 2017 in Blog
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My wrap-up piece for Project Syndicate

Posted 01 Aug 2017 in Blog