Let’s recall how the idea of Brexit went from taboo to reality in a matter of years

26 Jan

It’s really happening. After all the battles, diversions and setbacks, I almost have to pinch myself to be sure that finally we are going to leave the European Union. When my watch ticks past 11pm on Friday, I’ll celebrate, of course. But there will also be a lot of people on my mind. For a […]

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Brexit in GE2019 political advertising: an asset for some, a liability for others

24 Jan

Yes, Brexit was key to the 2019 General Election campaign – but it wasn’t all that voters wanted to hear about. Tristan Hotham (University of Bath) analyses Facebook advertising in the run-up to the vote and finds that while the issue proved an asset to the Conservatives and a liability to the Lib Dems, Labour … Continued

Automatic UK acceptance of future EU regulation would be incompatible with Brexit

20 Jan

The general shape of the likely future UK–EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is set out in the Political Declaration. It recognises that more than 45 years of economic integration during the UK’s membership of the EU has created complex linkages. It seeks a future partnership that is “ambitious, wide-ranging and balanced”. It will be comprehensive, […]

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Help us raise £500,000 to get Big Ben to bong for Brexit

15 Jan

Under Article 50, by law, the United Kingdom will formally leave the European Union at 11pm GMT on Friday 31st January. This means that those who wish to celebrate this historic moment will need to look to a clock to mark the time (exactly as on New Year’s Eve). The natural choice for this would […]

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