Jennifer Jackson-Preece

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    Britain risks securitising its future relationship with the EU

Britain risks securitising its future relationship with the EU

On September 22, Theresa May’s speech in Florence ostensibly outlined a way forward on Brexit. Is the £20bn on offer too much, too little or too late? Are promises to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK real or merely rhetorical? What will happen next – renewed dialogue with Brussels or a bust-up with Boris and other […]

Divorce doesn’t have to be bloody difficult

Framing Brexit as overwhelmingly negative prevents productive dialogue. Jennifer Jackson-Preece who has recently introduced the Generation Brexit project on the blog, which gives voice to the millennial generation, addresses ways of developing a less confrontational Brexit identity.

In a recent blog, Steve Bullock rightly reminds us that tough and difficult are not the same thing. As a former EU trade negotiator, he speaks from experience. But […]

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    Introducing the Generation Brexit project – a chance for millennials to shape Brexit

Introducing the Generation Brexit project – a chance for millennials to shape Brexit

Young people don’t vote – or that was the conventional wisdom. However, polling data from the 2017 UK General Election suggest an unprecedented youth turnout, especially when compared with the Brexit vote. Jennifer Jackson-Preece and Roch Dunin-Wąsowicz introduce the Generation Brexit project, which addresses the politicisation of millennials. This LSE-based project will give a voice to the millennial generation that until recently has been largely disengaged […]

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    The Brexit debate through social media: deliberative discussion, or deliberate dysfunction?

The Brexit debate through social media: deliberative discussion, or deliberate dysfunction?

Using over 35m tweets collected in the year before the Brexit referendum, Ken Benoit analyses the debate and campaign through social media to track the framing, the argumentation, and the patterns of communication about the issues and consequences of the vote. LSE academics Sara Hobolt, Jennifer Jackson Preece and Jean-Christophe Plantin contribute to the discussion. You can also watch the slides with […]

Can we avoid a ‘hard Brexit’? The Continental Partnership proposal

The Continental Partnership is a proposal by four leading European thinkers that would see Britain stay in the single market with some control over migration. Could it enable the UK to avoid the pain of a ‘hard’ Brexit?The LSE’s Simon Hix, Emma Reynolds MP, Giles Wilkes of the FT and co-author of the proposal Guntram Wolff discuss the plan.Chair: Jennifer Jackson-Preece

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    The Leave campaign won the final BBC referendum debate on Twitter

The Leave campaign won the final BBC referendum debate on Twitter

Yesterday BBC aired the last in its series of EU Referendum Debates from the Wembley Arena in London. The two hour event saw Boris Johnson and Sadiq Kahn go head to head for leave and remain respectively. The debate was watched by a studio audience of 6000 and televised live within the UK. While it aired, Jennifer Jackson-Preece collected […]

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    An undiscover’d country: the Brexit debate on Twitter reveals widespread democratic discontent

An undiscover’d country: the Brexit debate on Twitter reveals widespread democratic discontent

The topic of democracy is emerging as a core value that cuts across both camps active on Twitter in the referendum debate. Jennifer Jackson-Preece writes that the democratic discontent that’s represented there is directed at Westminster and Brussels alike. Her findings show that this kind of populist political resentment has been a growing feature of British and European politics […]