Category Archives: Brexit

This page contains commentary relating to the UK EU membership referendum of the 23rd June 2016, where ‘Brexit’ (the option to leave the EU) won 52% of the vote.

Democracy vs Sovereignty? Reflections on the Brexit Debate

Tweet In today’s post Prof. Jonathan Davies argues that the left has no option but to support the triggering of article 50, because the arguments employed against doing so are not credible and cannot presently command any sort of democratic … Continue reading

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Post-Brexit Devolution: What Should it Look Like?

Tweet In this post Paul O’Brien argues that after Brexit devolution should  empower local government to deliver a localised industrial strategy. Councils could be forgiven for wondering if Government remains as committed to devolution and decentralisation of power, post Brexit, … Continue reading

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Restricting immigration won’t pay for working people

Tweet In today’s blog, guest bloggers from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) – Olivier Vardakoulias (Economist) and Marc Stears (CEO) – argue that restricting immigration  will not benefit workers in areas that voted in favour of Brexit. This post was originally published on NEF’s website – … Continue reading

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Devolution after Brexit: 3 things that need to change

Tweet In this post, originally published on the New Economics Foundation’s blog, Adrian Bua argues that devolution should deliver a genuinely more equal, decentralised and balanced political economy in the UK following the Brexit vote. Brexit has cast doubt over … Continue reading

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The EU Referendum and the ailings of contemporary democracy

Tweet In this post Adrian Bua argues that Brexit highlights fundamental failures in contemporary British democracy. Democracy was a key element of the debate around whether the UK should exit or remain in the EU. One of the main criticisms of the … Continue reading

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A European in Leicester: a poem on Brexit

Tweet In this post Hulya Oztel shares a poem she wrote after the Brexit vote, capturing how she feels as a French citizen working and living in the UK. Channel I did not know I cared for the Channel that … Continue reading

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Two-tier Europe: the UK and associate membership

Tweet Carol Weaver argues that Brexit should lead to a redesign of EU membership, leading to the formalisation of a ‘two-tier Europe’ composed of full members and ‘associate members’ that agree to the same rules. Václav Havel once talked of … Continue reading

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Brexit: the Need for a “21st Century Marshall Plan”

Tweet Professor Jonathan Davies argues for a new “Marshall Plan” to fix the broken political economy of the UK, and of Europe. There are long decades when history barely moves.  And there are times when decades or even centuries fly … Continue reading

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Brexit – A Nation Divided

Tweet CURAs Jonathan Payne reflects on Brexit its causes and its consequences for UK progressives The people of Britain woke up this morning to a Brexit vote and a country deeply divided and ill at ease with itself and its … Continue reading

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The Coming Fight Over Brexit

Tweet Professor Jonathan Davies, director of CURA, offers his thoughts on Brexit. After yesterday’s staggering Brexit vote, it is impossible to predict what lies ahead. It is clear, however, that responsibility lies at the feet of both the British and … Continue reading

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