Dennis Novy

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    Unemployment, reliance on factory jobs and low income explain the Brexit vote

Unemployment, reliance on factory jobs and low income explain the Brexit vote

The UK referendum on EU membership in June 2016 represented a key moment for European integration, and one that academics and political observers are still seeking to understand and explain. In the days running up to the referendum, bookmakers and pollsters had predicted that the ‘remain’ side would win, and, afterwards, many observers were left puzzled about just who […]

Britain needs Europe a lot more than Europe needs Britain

The option of Britain leaving the European Union sounds superficially attractive. Who doesn’t like the idea of freedom and independence? But it isn’t as simple. In fact, Britain needs Europe a lot more than Europe needs Britain. Isolation is costly.

Look at international trade. The British economy is heavily exposed to the European Union. The EU is by a mile […]