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    The grievances of the fishing industry would be better aimed at the UK government, not the EU

The grievances of the fishing industry would be better aimed at the UK government, not the EU

Fishing is a proud industry and its struggle has been propelled to prominence in the debate on the EU referendum next month. Griffin Carpenter argues that, despite what Brexit: The Movie claims, the genuine grievances of the fishing industry should be directed at the UK government, not the EU.

It is indisputable that many ports and coastal communities around the UK […]

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    The generation gap: How young voters view the UK’s referendum

The generation gap: How young voters view the UK’s referendum

Opinion polls on the UK’s upcoming referendum have consistently shown a clear generational divide, with younger voters more likely to support staying in the EU than older citizens. Using recent survey data, James Sloam assesses the factors underpinning this split, noting that if young people have such a distinct position on the EU, it is important that their […]

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    Book Review: Unequal Britain at Work edited by Alan Felstead, Duncan Gallie and Francis Green

Book Review: Unequal Britain at Work edited by Alan Felstead, Duncan Gallie and Francis Green

In Unequal Britain at Work, Alan Felstead, Duncan Gallie and Francis Green examine inequalities in job quality in Britain. The authors look beyond income to explore wider changes to working lives, drawing on data procured through six national Skills and Employment Surveys that asked individuals about their jobs between 1986 and 2012. Dan McArthurwelcomes this book for its detailed and […]

February 7th, 2016|Book Reviews, Featured|1 Comment|

The year in review: the EU referendum

In 2013 David Cameron committed a future Conservative government to an In/Out referendum on membership of the EU. Now, after Conservative victory in the General Election, the major campaign groups for both sides of the argument are starting to push their case. Below are our ten most popular articles on the topic during 2015. The debate is only going to intensify […]

December 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment|
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    A kingdom of many parts: analysing how Londoners and the English view the EU is key

A kingdom of many parts: analysing how Londoners and the English view the EU is key

The English are 85% of the UK’s population, with London home to a population equal to that of Scotland and Wales combined and an economy that makes up 22% of that of the UK. As Tim Oliver argues, analysing how the English and how Londoners view the EU concurrently is therefore vital to understanding how the UK will vote […]

December 10th, 2015|Brexit, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

In political fiction the EU is either non-existent or portrayed as corrupt and dystopian

What do fictional portrayals of political issues say about the views within a society? Steven Fielding notes that while political fiction is an important part of British culture, portrayals of Europe and the issue of European integration are rare. Where the European issue is mentioned, it tends to be connected to corruption, or dystopian visions of the future in which a United […]

Will ‘Eurosis’ condemn Britain to be an outsider looking in?

The last two and a half years have seen the biggest change of Britain’s European policy in its four-decade membership of the European Union. In the first of a series of blogs on EU institutions and their history, Anthony Teasdale argues that, whereas the development of a two-speed or two-tier Europe was once a situation  the UK sought to avoid at all […]

The biggest injustice in modern society is not economic inequality, but inequality of life expectancy

Inequality is often conceived of as the gap between the earnings of the richest members of society and those of the poorest. Göran Therborn argues, however, that beyond financial figures there are far greater inequities which affect modern society. Chief among these is inequality in life expectancy. He notes that there are striking differences in the health and wellbeing of UK citizens, […]

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