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Historic uncertainty for Spain, Gibraltar

WHO: Marián Arribas-Tomé

“Spain is facing a historical political crisis."
“Gibraltar's economy faces great damage if its access to the European market is restricted or closed, due to Brexit.”

New Brexit deal keeps part of EU law applying to Northern Ireland

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

“This agreed arrangement is also a tacit admission from the UK Government that in order to achieve a frictionless border on the island of Ireland, part of EU law should continue applying on Northern Ireland.”

Gender Equality Index and access to parental leave

WHO: Dr Matthew Aldrich

"The report highlights how changing working practices, and government policies failing to keep up with these practices, can cause poor access to leave and gender gaps in eligibility.”

Photo ID requirement would be costly, disenfranchise voters

WHO: Prof Toby James

“There is no evidence to support forcing citizens to provide photographic identification before being able to cast their vote.”

Vigilante ‘paedophile hunters’ risk more than just personal safety

WHO: Dr Joe Purshouse

"Groups are increasingly live-streaming their stings on social media, thus creating a risk that they may stigmatise mistakenly identified targets or jeopardise any future trial.”

Trump whistleblower case

WHO: Dr Kaeten Mistry

“This is a case of the organizational whistleblower, when compared with likes of Snowden, who are public interest whistleblowers."

UK Supreme Court decision sets clear limits to the government

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

“Although this decision does not in any way stop the UK from withdrawing from the EU, it sets clear limits to the government.”

Only grassroots movement will stop no-deal Brexit

WHO: Dr Marina Prentoulis

"Boris Johnson will shape his electoral campaign message around the populist division between ‘will of the people’ Brexiteers and the Parliamentarians who try to stop him."

Amazon fires a wake-up call of worse things to come

WHO: Prof Carlos Peres

"The threats to the Amazon have never been louder and clearer, and Brazil should honor its global responsibility to ensure the effective protection of the world’s largest tropical forest. "

Ireland won’t accept reintroduction of hard border

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

“Despite the objections of Boris Johnson, one has to remember that the previous UK Government had agreed about the need for having a backstop and that no Irish PM would accept the reintroduction of a hard border on Ireland.”

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