Mile End Institute
The Mile End Institute connects research, policy-making and public debate to deepen and challenge the understanding of British politics, governance and public policy.
Current research projects
In Conversation with
The Mile End Institute regularly organises high profile public events to discuss politics, policies and public life in a changing Britain. "In Conversation with" Professor Philip Cowley, Director of the Mile End Institute, interviews senior figures from across the political and media spectrum. View highlights from our 2015-16 programme and visit the archive of our previous events to see videos.
News and Opinion
Brexit – the big uncertainty
18 July 2017
It has been twelve months since the United Kingdom (UK) went to the polls and made the decision to leave the European Union (EU) – one that came as a shock both to many Brits as well as to the rest of the world. Since then, we have witnessed one of the most tumultuous periods in British politics, culminating in an unforced early election in which the governing Conservative Party not only failed to increase its majority in the manner most observers expected but actually lost that majority, forcing it into a controversial deal with the Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland. Partly as a result, we are still no nearer to knowing how negotiations between the EU and the UK will pan out, and what their relationship will look like once the UK finally leaves. Keshia Jacotine (Monash University) and Tim Bale (Queen Mary University of London) look at what lies ahead, and what might be the impact of Brexit (and any resulting pivot by the UK back towards its Commonwealth partners) on New Zealand’s relationships with the UK and the EU.