Tag: Brexit

“The Ten Brexit Questions No-One’s Giving a Straight Answer To”

Yves here. It is becoming more and more difficult to fathom what is happening in the UK. Boris Johnson looks certain to become Prime Minister. Even though he is fabulously unprincipled and thus could conceivably do a volte face on Brexit, as Chris Grey pointed out, he appears to be lashing himself to the mast […]

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The ‘New Right’ Is Not a Reaction to Neoliberalism, but Its Offspring

By Lars Cornelissen, who holds a PhD in the Humanities and works as a researcher and editor for the Independent Social Research Foundation. Originally published at openDemocracy The ongoing and increasingly intense conservative backlash currently taking place across Europe is often understood as a populist reaction to neoliberal policy. The neoliberal assault on the welfare […]

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Brexit: Will Boris or Won’t He?

ConservativeHome declared yesterday that their survey of Tory Party members finds that Boris Johnson has already won the leadership contest. He’s also embraced the proud UK leadership practice of promoting Brexit unicorns. A few examples: The EU will blink with him when it didn’t with Theresa May because Johnson serious about being willing to exit, […]

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Brexit: Impacts and Prospects

Lambert here: Looks like if “take back control” is your only goal, everything might end up OK. Otherwise… By Matthew Bevington, EU researcher, The UK in a Changing Europe and Jonathan Portes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, King’s College London; and Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe. Originally published at VoxEU. Three years […]

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Citizens Assembly: Towards a Politics of Considered Judgement’

Lambert here: Sounds like debate! Brexit is, however, a cautionary tale. By Graham Smith, Professor of Politics at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, and Rosemary Bechler, a mainsite editor of openDemocracy, editor of Can Europe make it?, and a member of the coordinating collective of DiEM25. Originally published at Open […]

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Will the Radical Right Break the EU?

On June 24, 2016, at the headquarters of the National Front in Nanterre, France, Marine Le Pen hosted an impromptu press conference to celebrate the result of Britain’s referendum on EU membership. “What no one had envisaged a few months ago is now a reality that must be acknowledged by all: Yes, it is possible […]

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Why Milkshaking Works

The biggest topic in British political circles on Monday wasn’t the country’s impending departure from the European Union. It was milkshakes—or, rather, one milkshake in particular that was lobbed by a bystander in Newcastle at Nigel Farage, a Brexit Party candidate in the European Parliament elections later this week. Nigel Farage berates his security team […]

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