Fear stalks the debate on the UK’s membership of the EU. But just as Michael Gove accuses the Remain campaign of treating the UK’s voters “like mere children” by attempting to scare them off the possibility of Brexit, in the very same speech he conjures up the dark spectre Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and its insidious plans to dominate the UK’s legal systems.
Colin Murray takes a look at one of Michael Gove’s key interventions into the EU referendum debates at the Political Studies Association blog.
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If the UK heads for Brexit there will be some unusual consequences. For one, Irish grannies would be even more popular. Colin Murray and Ben Warwick write at Buzzfeed on the ways that people might get citizenship if a Brexit occurs.
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You can hear more on the issues surrounding human rights reform and Northern Ireland at a seminar organised by the Human Rights Consortium and the Transitional Justice Institute. The speakers will be Dr Aoife O’Donoghue, Colin Murray and Ben Warwick. Full details and registration details can be found here.
The project team (Sylvia de Mars, Colin Murray, Aoife O’Donoghue, and Ben Warwick) responded to a recent inquiry of the Commons Select Committee, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee. A summary of the key points can be found below. The full response is here.
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