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Net migration has fallen for the first time in two years

Last month, we heard that net migration had fallen below 300,000 for the first time in two years in the third quarter of 2016. In addition to this, experts are predicting further falls while businesses – particularly in sectors that employ significant numbers of migrants – are voicing concerns that they will soon face labour shortages. Are we seeing […]

March 27th, 2017|Featured, Migration|1 Comment|

‘European culture’ is an invented tradition

If Europe has a culture, is there such a thing as a European nation, asks Benjamin G Marti? In a piece originally published at Aeon, he cautions against historicizing this question and highlights its very contemporary dimension vis-à-vis today’s clash between Europeanist and nationalist visions of what Europe is.

Think of culture, of literature, music, philosophy, the fine arts, and it means thinking of […]

March 24th, 2017|Culture, Featured|1 Comment|
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    Yes Cymru: the debate on Welsh independence has begun for good

Yes Cymru: the debate on Welsh independence has begun for good

The tectonic plates under the United Kingdom are moving: a second Independence Referendum for Scotland is coming and calls from both sides of the Irish border for a reunification referendum have been made. In Wales, the dragon is ever-so-slowly beginning to wake from its slumber, writes Samuel Parry.

In a previous post, I stated that Plaid Cymru was finally becoming a […]

Mind the Gap: Brexit and the generational divide

The EU Referendum results reveal a sharp generational divide in British politics. According to YouGov, under-25s were more than twice as likely to vote Remain (71%) than Leave (29%), while among over-65s the picture is almost the exact opposite. 

This panel discussion by Jennifer Jackson-Preece, Manmit Bhambra, Michael Cottakis, Roch Dunin-Wąsowicz, Claire Gordon, and Darren Moon considered how Brexit is shaping the politics […]

Sturgeon’s case for Indyref2 is a shaky one

The SNP have concluded that the political weather to announce Indyref2 will never look as good as it does right now. Looking at the process of negotiating Brexit, however, the claim that the case for Indyref2 is about the timing is a highly contestable one, write Daniel Kenealy and Stuart MacLennan.

The UK and Scottish Governments are locked in a showdown over […]

Foreign direct investment will remain robust post-Brexit

The UK has been one of the top recipients of FDI among advanced economies and the biggest recipient of FDI flows into the EU. The long-term impact of Brexit is still subject to uncertainty. However, there are reasons to suppose that FDI into the UK will remain robust, especially by companies servicing UK and non-European markets, writes Laza Kekic.

According to […]

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    The scandal of CSI, the little-known loophole used to deny EU citizens permanent residency

The scandal of CSI, the little-known loophole used to deny EU citizens permanent residency

By now many EU citizens living in Britain feel disheartened and disappointed at Parliament’s failure to secure their rights post-Brexit. A particularly concerning issue that emerged is the years-long misinformation surrounding the Comprehensive Sickness Insurance (CSI). Aleksandra Herbeć writes that failure of the UK government to communicate information about the CSI, also through universities, could mean that thousands of EU citizens in the UK face […]

Video: Labour markets, welfare & the portability of rights

The world faces major uncertainties –  economic (another economic crisis?), political (instability in the Middle East), environmental (climate change), societal (population ageing) and technical (nuclear safety). To those, add uncertainties connected with Brexit and in connection with the new US administration. In the face of those uncertainties, the welfare state – one of whose major purposes is risk sharing […]

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    Article 50 bill: dictatorship of the “democratic” majority

Article 50 bill: dictatorship of the “democratic” majority

During the EU referendum of last year, there was much talk of the supposed estrangement between British voters and their political representatives. The narrow victory of the Brexit camp has since often been cited as proof of this estrangement, given that the overwhelming majority of Parliamentarians favoured remaining in the European Union. Brendan Donnelly argues that if there was indeed […]

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    Theory and Brexit: can theoretical approaches help us understand Brexit?

Theory and Brexit: can theoretical approaches help us understand Brexit?

The unprecedented and complex nature of Brexit presents us with a daily avalanche of events, gossip and facts. We need a way to sift through developments to focus on those that are the most important. As Tim Oliver argues, using various theoretical approaches can help us better understand Brexit.

Brexit is the defining issue of British politics. Not an hour […]