'No Deal' Brexit: the need for effective public leadership

Judge, A. and Connolly, J. (2018) 'No Deal' Brexit: the need for effective public leadership. Public Sector Focus(18), pp. 26-27.

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Planning across government for a ‘no deal’ Brexit is not just prudent, but has become a necessity. The negotiations for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU have reached a critical stage, and it is increasingly likely that we are heading for a ‘no deal scenario’. In such a situation, EU law would no longer apply to the UK and there will be no alternative regulatory arrangements in place to manage UK-EU relations across any area of policy as of 2300 GMT on the 29th of March 2019. The good news is that if this is the outcome it should be known by the end of this calendar year, giving the Government some time to take any measures necessary to prevent some of the negative consequences that have been well rehearsed in the media is the last few months. The bad news is that it isn’t clear that the Government has done the necessary groundwork to allow for a coordinated and effective response, and without this a ‘no deal scenario’ could develop into a political and economic crisis beyond that seen during the financial crisis and, arguably, at any point since World War II.

Item Type:Articles (Newspaper Article)
Keywords:Brexit, public management.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Judge, Dr Andrew
Authors: Judge, A., and Connolly, J.
Subjects:J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Public Sector Focus
Publisher:Colourfield Publishing Limited
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Colourfield Publishing Limited
First Published:First published in Public Sector Focus 18: 26-27
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Editor
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
3001220The implications of Brexit for UK crisis governance: The cases of health and energy securityAndrew JudgeThe Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (CARNEGTR)70701S&PS - Politics