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The GPI draws on both a rich pool of international thinkers, academics, and professionals from diverse backgrounds, including international affairs, banking and finance, industry, technology and science, media and international organisations. What we all have in common is a strong belief that new and fresh ideas are needed for a rapidly changing world, and a shared dedication to devising innovative yet practical policy solutions to that can make a real difference.

Brexit: The Constitutional Problem

There is a great deal of misleading discussion across the media and, indeed by MPs and government ministers, about the constitutional failure of the government and of parliament. The May-led government has undoubtedly made catastrophic misjudgements in its desire to...
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Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: The Muslim Brotherhood and Qatar in Europe

The Muslim Brotherhood movement is not only the oldest but also the largest and potentially the most dangerous Islamist movement in the world. While states like Turkey and Qatar have long supported the Brotherhood, in recent years, and especially since...
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PARLIAMENTARY CONTROL OF BREXIT IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE

A frequent criticism of the Prime Minister is that she prematurely triggered the Article 50 negotiations in March 2017 and did so without a realistic plan for their conduct. If she had waited longer and planned better, her critics contend,...
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The deep roots of the trust crisis

Sigmund Freud, the public affairs industry, and the internet may all have played a part, write Isabelle Stanley and Rod Dowler. We all depend in our social, business, financial, and political affairs, on a shared currency of trust. But we...
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BREXIT: WILL PARLIAMENT DECIDE IN FEBRUARY WHAT IT FAILED TO DECIDE IN JANUARY?

Four conclusions emerge from the series of votes on Brexit in the House of Commons this week (29th January): • First, this government is so paralysed by internal division that it is incapable of pursuing any coherent policy in the negotiations....
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Brexit: The critical concerns

There are three major concerns with regard to Brexit for the UK: the internal UK economic and political damage caused by Brexit; the geo-political damage done to and by the UK in leaving the EU at a time of intensifying...
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Latest Annual CIPD Reward Management Survey Released

The fifteenth annual CIPD Reward Management Survey, researched and written by Liz Marriott and Professor Stephen J. Perkins, Senior Fellow at the Global Policy Institute, has just recently been released. The report sets out the findings of the survey, exploring...
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Latest Volume by Professor Stephen Perkins published by Routledge

Professor Stephen Perkins’ latest volume (ed.) ‘The Routledge Companion to Reward Management’ was just published by Routledge. The Routledge Companion to Reward Management provides a prestige reference work and a state-of-the-art compilation, mapping out contemporary developments and debates on rewarding...
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HARD BREXIT: PASSPORT TO NOWHERE FOR BRITISH SERVICES

Passporting is a fundamental way in which the EU does business. It defines an important set of benefits open to members of the EU, and passporting rights are not generally made available to 3rd party states. The UK will become a...
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BREXIT: THE POLITICAL DECLARATION

The issues relating to the status of Northern Ireland after Brexit, and in particular the Irish “backstop,” have not yet been resolved. The major political and administrative challenges confronting the Brexit negotiators in this area are however relatively clear. Assuming...
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Conservatives against Brexit

The time has come for those of a Conservative disposition who believe that leaving the European Union should be stopped to state their case. Significantly this is primarily on the same ground as many Conservative Brexiteers: the preservation of the...
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Churchill – a `founding father’ of the European Union – would vote to Remain

Winston Churchill has often been voted the most important/influential Briton ever. I was surprised to read claims that Churchill was a Eurosceptic, so I read through all his four great “European” speeches from 1946 to 1949. They were carefully prepared...
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There is no point in stopping Brexit unless we also join the Euro

“England’s danger is Ireland’s opportunity” is an old Irish nationalist nostrum. Some see it revived in the pressure which Dublin has exerted upon London over the border in the Brexit negotiations. A few even fear that the unification of Ireland...
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Brexit: A ‘Meaningful’ Vote for MPs Implies a ‘Meaningful’ Vote for the People

The Conservative Cabinet has spent the past month in public controversy about the customs regime to be applied on the island of Ireland after Brexit. It is widely recognised that neither of the two favoured solutions canvassed within the Cabinet,...
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EU CAPITAL MARKET UNION POSITIONS TO DELIVER FINANCIAL SERVICES POST-BREXIT

As Theresa May’s Conservative government and the European Union prepare negotiating positions for a future post-Brexit relationship, the UK’s financial services trade with the EU’s Single Market looks set to become a key battleground in upcoming talks.  Alongside Brexit negotiations,...
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