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(Mis)Rule Britannia: Brexit is the last gasp of empire

Brexit represents the last gasp of the British empire, argue Sally Tomlinson (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Danny Dorling (University of Oxford). The men who have led it cannot accept that the colonial era, and the exploited wealth that came with it, is over.

All imperial countries and their leaders have problems when their empires disappear, and they no longer […]

February 20th, 2019|Culture, Featured|5 Comments|
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    How Brexit affects Italy – and its Eurosceptical politicians

How Brexit affects Italy – and its Eurosceptical politicians

How will Brexit affect Italy’s businesses, its citizens and its political landscape? Elisabeth Alber (Eurac Research) explains that while the country now has an avowedly Eurosceptical government, Italians have mixed feelings towards the EU. It is unclear how many Italians have been living in the UK, but Italy’s hopes of attracting them back seem to have been fruitless.

Brexit will undoubtedly […]

Inflation at 3.5% and a two-year recession: the impact of no deal

We hear a great deal about the risks of a no-deal Brexit, but what would the economic effect really be? Ana Boata (Euler Hermes) and Michael Heise (Allianz) look at the economic hit the UK has already suffered as a result of Brexit and forecast the likely effect of a disorderly departure in March, as well as the impact […]

Long read: Brexit and the future of the British model of democratic capitalism

British politics is regularly said to be at a critical juncture. With Brexit, for once this is not hyperbole, write Nick Pearce (University of Bath) and Gavin Kelly (Resolution Trust). It represents the most significant moment of political choice and potential rupture since the second world war, and in peacetime, possibly since the repeal of the Corn Laws in […]

Neglected options for a Brexit deal in the UK

Even the government’s preferred deal gives us no idea of the trade and investment arrangements after the transition period. Yet it – or no deal at all – appear to be the only options on offer. Andrew Hughes Hallett (George Mason University and the University of St Andrews) looks at the impact they would have on the UK economy, […]

Voting with their money: Brexit and outward investment by UK firms

Are firms moving investment abroad because of Brexit? Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson (LSE) use a ‘doppelganger method’ to estimate how foreign direct investment would have evolved without the vote for Brexit. They find a 12% increase in the number of new investments made by UK firms in EU countries, and an 11% fall in […]

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    How the LSE Research Festival helped inspire LSE Library’s Brexit exhibition

How the LSE Research Festival helped inspire LSE Library’s Brexit exhibition

Daniel Payne, the curator at LSE Library, recently curated a free public exhibition, “What Does Brexit Mean To You?” with help from one of the participants of the LSE Festival Research Competition 2018, Anirbaan Banerjee. Anishka Gheewala Lohiya (LSE) asked Daniel how this connection came about.

1. Can you tell me a little bit about how you became interested in Brexit?

At the […]

The backstop is about much more than cross-border movement

The backstop is not just about trade and cross-border checks, says Niall Ó Dochartaigh (National University of Ireland, Galway). It specifically mentions North-South co-operation and the Good Friday Agreement. The British government’s proposals for ‘alternative agreements’ do not acknowledge how vital these elements are.

When people invoke the backstop in the Withdrawal Agreement, they often focus on the issue of movement of goods […]

Berlin’s public pronouncements on the risks of Brexit don’t yet measure up to the scale of the potential fallout

Germany is relieved to have negotiated a deal with Theresa May and hopes that the Commons will enable an orderly Brexit. But, says Almut Möller (European Council on Foreign Relations), the country may be underestimating the chance of the UK crashing out of the EU – and is not necessarily prepared for the unrest and disorder that would bring.
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In Northern Ireland, old fears and long shadows

For 20 years, Northern Ireland was tucked out of sight of Westminster. But the combination of the row over the backstop, the DUP’s power-broking and two years without any government in Stormont have changed that. The hatred and revenge that flowed from British-Irish power struggles is child’s play to arouse and the work of thousands to manage, writes Duncan Morrow […]