What kind of Brexit did people vote for? Almost the entire political debate on Britain’s exit from the EU now revolves around claim and counter-claim about what the majority putting their cross in that “Leave” box really meant. After the EU’s recent response in Salzburg to the Prime Minister’s Chequers plan, it’s the wrangle at … Read moreWe knew what we were voting for in June 2016 – the Remain campaign made it clear
Businesses consider moving to continental Europe as fears of no-deal Brexit grow Original source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/japan-hard-brexit-uk-trade-toyota-panasonic-muji-nissan-tokyo-gateway-to-europe-a8571916.html
The extent of discontent with established politics in the UK has been laid bare in recent years. One popular explanation puts geography centre stage, positing a divide between Londoners’ relative contentment and the angry North. Lawrence McKay (University of Manchester) shows that the regional divides are real, accounting for key factors such as class, education … Read moreLondoners and the rest: how and why geography divides Britons’ political influence
Stars including Delia Smith, Sir Patrick Stewart and Ian McEwan donate money to help lay on free transport for activists Original source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-new-referendum-vote-patrick-stewart-delia-smith-olly-alexander-protest-demonstration-final-a8570851.html
Emergency blueprint prepared by Brussels would see disruption to UK flights and exports Original source: https://www.ft.com/content/5606f710-c8ac-11e8-ba8f-ee390057b8c9
With the Chequers proposal looking more and more like a zombie – clearly dead, but still twitching – attention is rapidly turning to the only credible alternative: what I have been calling a ‘SuperCanada’ trade deal since 2016, which Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg are highlighting now, or as David Davis has so frequently put … Read moreWhat would be so Super about a SuperCanada deal with the EU?
The vote for Brexit and the election of protectionist Donald Trump to the US presidency – two momentous markers of the ongoing pushback against globalisation – led some to question the rationality of voters. Lubos Pastor and Pietro Veronesi (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) present a framework that demonstrates how the populist backlash against globalisation … Read moreA rational backlash against globalisation