Prime Minister Johnson has appointed a no-deal Cabinet

After Parliament successfully ended May’s hopes of securing her version of Brexit, Britain now has a new Prime Minister and a new government, all with less than 95 days to go until the UK is due to leave the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle has been characterised as brutal, but what does … Read morePrime Minister Johnson has appointed a no-deal Cabinet

Brexit behaviourally: which do you think is the bigger figure – £350m a week or £4,300 per household per year?

The Leave campaign’s ‘£350m a week’ figure cut through to voters in the 2016 referendum, while the Treasury’s ‘£4,300 per household per year’ didn’t. Was the relationship between the two figures intuitively self-evident? One is six times bigger than the other. Tessa Buchanan (University College London) looks at some of the behavioural lessons that can be learned … Read moreBrexit behaviourally: which do you think is the bigger figure – £350m a week or £4,300 per household per year?

Boris Johnson’s first statement on priorities for the Government as Prime Minister

Boris Johnson delivered the following statement to the House of Commons on the morning of his first full day as Prime Minister which you can also watch here or at the bottom of this post   Mr Speaker, I with permission, shall make a statement on the mission of this new Conservative Government.But before I begin, … Read moreBoris Johnson’s first statement on priorities for the Government as Prime Minister

Some more friendly advice from me for Boris Johnson

The next few weeks will see an outpouring of advice for Boris Johnson. All the commentators who’ve spent the last few weeks denouncing him as a walking disaster, womaniser and serial liar will rush to tell him to redeem himself by doing what they want. Which makes me, as someone impartially opposed to his politics, … Read moreSome more friendly advice from me for Boris Johnson

Long read | The powerful psychological rationale behind the desire for a no-deal Brexit

There is a paradox. Why, as the evidence that a no-deal exit will do serious and lasting damage to the United Kingdom has become stronger, do the advocates of Brexit increasingly assert that a “clean break” no-deal departure is the only way forward, and the only real way to deliver on the 2016 referendum result? … Read moreLong read | The powerful psychological rationale behind the desire for a no-deal Brexit

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