Category Archives: United Kingdom

Nov 20 2018

Labour and Brexit: a ‘sensible’ deal?

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By Mary Kaldor According to Theresa May, the choice is between her deal, no deal or no Brexit. But the Labour leadership still seems to think that it can negotiate a more ‘sensible deal’. What on earth would a more … Continue reading

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Nov 5 2018

‘It’s not about Britain and Europe, it’s about Barnet High Street and All Saints’ School’: how will Brexit impact Barnet?

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By Alexandra Bulat The London Borough of Barnet is one of the five local authority areas selected for the LSE project ‘Understanding Brexit impacts at a local level’, coordinated by the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit. The reports contextualise … Continue reading

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Apr 30 2018

Brexit and migrant voters: Conservative support in London wards

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By Joachim Wehner English local elections on 3 May take place as migrants might be finding a less divided political voice than at any time since the vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU). The 2016 Referendum created … Continue reading

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Mar 12 2018

Remain to Reform: The ‘Corbyn Moment’ for Europe?

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By Mary Kaldor In twenty years’ time, we will look back on Brexit as a moment of terrifying global irresponsibility. We live in a world of creeping fascism in Russia, Turkey, China, Trump’s America not to mention the tendencies inside … Continue reading

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Jan 19 2018

EU migration opens a whole Brexit can of worms

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By Alessio  Colonnelli Putting a cap on EU immigration was all that mattered for many. But now, what about Belfast and Dublin? No need for a border, they say. Soft Brexit will do, it’s the only sensible way. As long as those … Continue reading

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Dec 12 2017

A review of Nathalie Tocci’s ‘Framing the EU Global Strategy’

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By Mary Kaldor In this post Mary Kaldor reviews Nathalie Tocci’s book: Framing the EU Global Strategy: A Stronger Europe in a Fragile World  Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics, Palgrave, Macmillan, 2017 During the referendum on British membership of the European … Continue reading

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Jul 21 2017

The Conflicting Identity Politics of Brexit

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By Henry Radice So far, for many people, the experience of Brexit appears to be one of real individual anxiety and pain set against a prospective, and increasingly unlikely, collective gain. This is the case for both non-British EU citizens … Continue reading

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Jun 5 2017

How the General Election 2017 Campaign is Shaping Up on Twitter

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By Stefan Bauchowitz and Max Hänska If we are to believe the pundits, social media has played an outsized role in recent political events, and so it is not surprising that its role in the upcoming General Election has been … Continue reading

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Jun 1 2017

The Manifesto Everyone Hates to Love

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By Alexandros Alexandropoulos Polls are now giving the General Election a renewed interest: Labour has significantly reduced the Conservative lead, making the final result uncertain. But it’s another poll that truly summarises politics in 2017. A ComRes poll found that … Continue reading

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May 17 2017

Non-member supporters and GE 2017: a vital but underestimated campaigning resource

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By Monica Poletti Party members are vital for party campaigning: they are more readily mobilised and engage more in high intensity activities than party supporters. At the same time, there are more non-member supporters than there are members. This article looks … Continue reading

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