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Thom Brooks

Award-winning author, broadcaster, columnist and public speaker, Brooks is Dean of Durham Law School and Professor of Law and Government.

Award-winning author, broadcaster, columnist and public speaker, Brooks is Dean of Durham Law School and Professor of Law and Government. His latest book is 'Becoming British'.

If Brexit Can Be Stopped, Why Won't The PM Consider It?

The current impasse should make Remain and Leave supporters alike very nervous. Neither side argued for a result that would leave Britain worse off. Evidence is growing that the public doesn't approve of Brexit talks are going with increasing support for changing course. So if Brexit can be stopped, why won't the PM consider it?
10/10/2017 17:14 BST

Leavers Like Boris Johnson Harm Their Brexit Cause More Than Its Critics

For all the many attacks on Brexit sceptics for how they talk down Britain's potential, this very public spat at the heart of government is even worse for weakening the government's already poor hand. If the PM thought she had a difficult time before, it's only worse now. Ironically, it's mostly because of meddling by pro-Brexit ministers like Boris rather than criticisms from pro-Remain sceptics.
18/09/2017 17:28 BST

Theresa May's Plans For Britain's Brexit Look Increasingly Like The Status Quo - But Worse

Leave supporters will be least impressed of all. One by one virtually every promise made by Vote Leave looks set to be broken except for the vow to leave the EU. Empty promises will not be rewarded at the ballot box - and blaming Europe for failing to get Britain the best deal is not an option for Brexiteers who claimed their critics had nothing more than Project Fear. It's looking a lot more like Project Fact.
30/08/2017 16:59 BST