The insecurity of a new no-deal Brexit Prime Minister

The economic consequences of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal have received significant attention, but a no-deal Brexit would also have important security implications. Helena Farrand Carrapico, Jocelyn Mawdsley and Richard G. Whitman explain what leaving the EU without a deal might mean for the UK’s internal and external security, as well … Read moreThe insecurity of a new no-deal Brexit Prime Minister

Understanding Boris Johnson’s ‘retropian’ appeal to Conservatives

The election of Boris Johnson once again highlights the salience of nostalgia to the Brexit debate. This is more than a throwaway attack line, writes Paul David Beaumont (Norwegian University of Life Sciences). Drawing upon social psychology can provide the theoretical basis for why and how Johnson’s “retrotopian” rhetoric appeals to old, wealthy, and nationalist … Read moreUnderstanding Boris Johnson’s ‘retropian’ appeal to Conservatives

Boris Johnson’s real agenda: The ‘Singapore scenario’

While immediate political attention has focussed on urgent questions of how, when or if Britain’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, will succeed in taking the UK out of the EU, the longer-term agenda of a Johnson-led Conservative administration has been pushed into the background. This is unfortunate. Johnson’s dream, should his premiership survive, is of … Read moreBoris Johnson’s real agenda: The ‘Singapore scenario’

Brexit: Referendum campaigners urge supporters to focus on democratic outrage of Boris Johnson imposing no deal

Focusing only on constitutional battles risks playing into Downing Street’s ‘frame that MPs are frustrating rather than protecting democracy’, strategy note says Original source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-no-deal-second-refrendum-boris-johnson-campaigners-democratic-outrage-a9052151.html

Darren Grimes’ total exoneration leaves the Electoral Commission with huge questions to answer

The Electoral Commission finally confirmed last Friday that it will not be appealing the judgment against it in July that cleared Brexit campaigner – and former BrexitCentral Deputy Editor – Darren Grimes of electoral offences. Despite his complete exoneration, Darren’s successful appeal against the findings of the Commission has been widely (and in some quarters … Read moreDarren Grimes’ total exoneration leaves the Electoral Commission with huge questions to answer

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