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May’s ‘Plan for Britain’ tells us nothing about Brexit. That’s quite deliberate

Theresa May’s ‘Plan for Britain’ is remarkable for its lack of detail. It reads like any Conservative manifesto from the past few decades, and says nothing substantive about Brexit. But, says Simon Usherwood, this is precisely the intention. The Prime Minister wants to act with as little constraint as possible as negotiations with the r27 approach.

With little fanfare, the […]

May’s ‘Global Britain’: the decline and fall of European Studies

Brexit comes after a decades-long decline in European Studies in British universities. The subject boomed as the UK sought to join the EEC, but has steadily declined and no longer merits a sub-panel in the Research Excellence Framework. Helen Drake asks whether Brexit will lead to a recovery in the field – or whether ‘Brexit studies’ will prove to […]

March 23rd, 2017|Culture, Featured|1 Comment|
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    The biggest threat to the City of London is now uncertainty

The biggest threat to the City of London is now uncertainty

Uncertainty is now the biggest threat to the City of London, writes Simeon Djankov. It is not simply a question of whether changes to financial regulation will deter business, but whether the government can deliver on its promises to cut corporate taxes, reform immigration while letting in talent and make corporations more transparent without putting off foreign investors. In […]

Talk of a nonexistent ‘tide of hate’ against EU migrants does nothing to help their cause

Some have identified a wave of xenophobia in the UK since Brexit – a ‘tide of hate’ unleashed by the vote. Jim Butcher argues that EU opinion surveys suggests just the opposite, and that Britons have actually become more positive about migration in the past two years. To talk up the perceived xenophobia of Leave voters is ultimately divisive […]

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    More positive, assertive and forward-looking: how Leave won Twitter

More positive, assertive and forward-looking: how Leave won Twitter

How did people talk about the EU referendum on Twitter? Akitaka Matsuo and Kenneth Benoit (left) analysed 23m tweets about Brexit, and found salient differences between Leave and Remain supporters. People who backed Leave were more likely to use positive, assertive and forward-looking language. They also tended to follow politicians and campaigning accounts, while Remain supporters were more likely to follow […]

Erasmus: a fantastic programme, but dominated by the educational elite

Although some non-EU states take part in the Erasmus student exchange programme, it is unclear whether the UK will continue its participation following Brexit. Charlie Cadywould writes that educational and cultural exchanges will be vital for ensuring Britain does not close itself off from Europe, but that programmes like Erasmus need to do a much better job of encouraging those not […]

Division, austerity, the gig economy: migration isn’t our biggest labour market problem

Policymakers are beginning to wake up to the cold reality of what Brexit means for immigration. They are right to be alarmed, says Emma Carmel. The gig economy and London’s growth as a financial centre have changed Britain’s labour market radically. Trying to manage it through visas and work permits will stretch a state already buckling under the strain of austerity.

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Predictions of Brexit’s impact on finserv have been greatly exaggerated

Brexit will devastate the City and harm European finance – or will it? Wolf-Georg Ringe thinks not. He points out that the EU has shown remarkable flexibility in the past as it tried to fend off financial meltdown. It has ignored state aid rules in order to bail out banks, for example. The deal eventually reached between the UK […]

The economics of Brexit needn’t be quixotic: towards a green industrial strategy for Britain

What remains of Britain’s manufacturing base will suffer outside the single market, write Afzal S. Siddiqui (left) and Max Hänska. Theresa May knows this, but has nonetheless promised to leave it because of the prevailing anti-immigration, inward-turning mood. She would do better to invest in renewable energy technologies – a policy which, as well as enabling the UK to export clean energy, […]

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    Abused in the street, invited to a Brexit BBQ: the limbo of being German in the UK

Abused in the street, invited to a Brexit BBQ: the limbo of being German in the UK

An EU citizen is an EU citizen, writes Tanja Bueltmann, and the government has made it abundantly clear that we are all in limbo until a deal to secure our rights is negotiated with the EU – if such a deal can be done. Politicians have chosen not to oppose the wave of xenophobia sweeping across the country, but […]