From Euroscepticism to outright populism: the evolution of British tabloids

For many years, Britain’s tabloid press has nurtured Euroscepticism. Franco Zappettini (University of Liverpool) argues that during and since the EU referendum, this discourse has become explicitly populist, pitting ‘the people’ against their perceived enemies.  The role played by the British press – and in particular by the tabloids – in framing the debate both before … Read moreFrom Euroscepticism to outright populism: the evolution of British tabloids

'They say we'll be fine. We are already not fine': EU nationals 'suicidal' as no-deal Brexit looks increasingly likely

Rise in EU citizens posting on online forums saying Brexit has driven them to depression, brought on panic attacks or, in the worst cases, made them feel suicidal Original source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/eu-nationals-brexit-suicidal-mental-health-anxiety-depression-uncertainty-a8698216.html

Brexit and belonging: what the concept of autochthony can tell us

What does it mean to ‘belong’ in the world of Brexit? Kathryn Cassidy (left) and Gill Davidson (Northumbria University) discuss how the concept of autochthony, or what it means to be indigenous or ‘native’, can illuminate the way we think about Brexit and belonging – and in particular the categories of ‘Brexiter’ and ‘Remainer’. As our political … Read moreBrexit and belonging: what the concept of autochthony can tell us

Delivering Brexit gives MPs a once-in-a-generation chance to reconnect with voters

On 29th March this year, the UK will leave the European Union. Or, at least, that’s what we’ve been promised. Sadly, the next three months look set to be just as febrile and divisive as the last 24, but the first major test of Parliament’s intentions come in less than two weeks’ time as MPs … Read moreDelivering Brexit gives MPs a once-in-a-generation chance to reconnect with voters

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