With a clean break from the EU and the right economic policies, there will be a Brexit dividend

The Government has announced increased spending on the NHS. The full way in which this is to be paid for is not yet clear, but it seems to be a combination of higher taxes, reallocated spending from elsewhere and the “Brexit dividend”. It is the latter aspect that has triggered an immediate debate and that … Read moreWith a clean break from the EU and the right economic policies, there will be a Brexit dividend

The Brexit battle on Facebook: assessing echo chambers and polarisation

Does online campaigning foster ‘echo chambers’ and exacerbate the polarisation of society? On Facebook, Leave and Remain supporters behaved very differently. Pro-Remain users commented mainly on like-minded Facebook pages. By avoiding confrontation with their political opponents, Remainers showed behaviour characteristic of an ‘echo chamber’. In contrast, Leavers spread their messages on pages spanning the ideological spectrum, and … Read moreThe Brexit battle on Facebook: assessing echo chambers and polarisation

Gibraltar deserves representation in the House of Commons post-Brexit

All fourteen of the UK’s Overseas Territories are different; all are special. All share Queen Elizabeth II as their own Head of State; most are internally self-governing. But the Overseas Territory which now sits in a unique constitutional position post-Brexit is Gibraltar. It is the only territory that is a member of the EU, and … Read moreGibraltar deserves representation in the House of Commons post-Brexit

The Brexit vote was driven by the losers of globalisation, but that’s hardly the whole story

On the second anniversary of the Brexit vote, there is hardly any further clarity on how a whole host of issues will be resolved. Some say we are in what Gramsci called “interregnum” – a period of uncertainty during which the old system or order is dying and the new has yet to emerge. Below, Armine … Read moreThe Brexit vote was driven by the losers of globalisation, but that’s hardly the whole story

Lords defeat Government on ‘meaningful vote’: debate highlights and how peers voted

The House of Lords has defeated the Government once again on the latest iteration of the so-called ‘meaningful vote’ amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill by 354 to 235 votes. The Remain-dominated House delivered a majority of 119 in favour of Viscount Hailsham’s ‘meaningful vote’ amendment to the Bill which would effectively give Parliament … Read moreLords defeat Government on ‘meaningful vote’: debate highlights and how peers voted

Labour needs to dump Keir Starmer’s negotiating strategy advocating surrender to the EU

Hell hath no fury like an elite scorned. So it is with the House of Lords: the arch representative of the elite, unelected and unaccountable; the self-appointed custodian of the nation defying the people’s vote to Leave the EU, passing no fewer than 15 amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill, most overtly aimed at obstructing … Read moreLabour needs to dump Keir Starmer’s negotiating strategy advocating surrender to the EU

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