Editor, The World Today
Some of the finest minds in the British civil service will be spending the rest of the summer pondering the intricacies of Britain’s exit negotiations from the European Union. Here’s a quiz to test your knowledge of the finer points.

How many member states of the EU would need to approve a British deal to leave?

  1. 14
  2. 20
  3. 27

What proportion of the members of the European Parliament would have to vote in favour?

  1. Half the MEPs plus one
  2. A simple majority of the quorum of one-third of MEPs
  3. Two-thirds of the MEPs   

Which territory might provide an example for Scotland if it wanted to stay in the EU after Brexit?

  1. Andorra
  2. Greenland
  3. Gibraltar

If London wanted to remain in the EU while the rest of the UK pulled out, which city might serve as a model?

  1. Luxembourg
  2. West Berlin
  3. Kaliningrad




If you answered all questions with (2.), congratulations – you really have been paying attention. If not, it’s time to read our interview with Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott who (literally) wrote the book on the constitutional law of the EU.