An even bigger change in status
So having got that Brexit Priority Grant earlier this year, I have now somehow managed to become Deputy Director of the UK in a Changing Europe programme.*
This means that most of my professional life is now paid for, and attached to, the programme, funded by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council.
As always, I tell you these things so that you know what my status is. Fortunately (for all of us), a condition of this funding is that I remain scrupulously neutral in my public pronouncements, of which this podcast is effectively one. Since that's always how I've tried to run things, you shouldn't see any change.**
Same rules apply - I'm still very happy to take requests, and I hope my new role will give my more opportunities to interview people, since I'll be travelling all over the place in the coming months.
* - 'somehow' here in the sense of 'I applied for it, and got it after a rigorous procedure'
** - apologies if you had hoped to see one