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    Can a general election be a way out of the Brexit conundrum?  

Can a general election be a way out of the Brexit conundrum?  

The mess that UK politics is in cannot be overstated, nor the harm that this is doing to many of its citizens and the economy. Can a general election be a way out of the Brexit conundrum?  It could lead to a change of government and at least would almost certainly mean a new prime minister. In this blog, John […]

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 […]

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    Long read: Brexit uncertainty must not prevent strategic planning and longer-term economic re-orientation

Long read: Brexit uncertainty must not prevent strategic planning and longer-term economic re-orientation

Brexit is not a simple story of disruption. Policy-makers in the throes of Brexit should not forget another driver of structural economic transformation: the so-called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. Analysing the two drivers of labour market disruption together demonstrates the unique challenge of reconciling future planning with handling immediate shocks. Current uncertainties must not prevent strategic scenario planning and longer-term […]

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    No-deal Brexit nears as May creates temporary illusion of party unity

No-deal Brexit nears as May creates temporary illusion of party unity

Recent votes in Parliament prove that it is no more capable of agreeing where to go next on Brexit than the UK cabinet. As Theresa May creates the temporary illusion of party unity, a no-deal Brexit grows ever closer, writes John Ryan (LSE). However, the political fallout associated with the economic hit of No Deal – or any form of harder […]

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    The UK can develop a healthy relationship with the EU going forward

The UK can develop a healthy relationship with the EU going forward

Though many experts are pessimistic about Brexit, Simon Hix (LSE) believes the United Kingdom can develop a healthy relationship with the European Union going forward.

This post gives the views of the authors, not the position of LSE Brexit or the London School of Economics. The Continent is an LSE-Sciences Po student-led initiative aiming to make expert opinion a more significant part of online […]

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    The future of EU international investment policy – What clues to take from NAFTA 2.0?

The future of EU international investment policy – What clues to take from NAFTA 2.0?

What can the latest revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, Mexico and the US tell us about the potential future of EU international investment policy? Robert Basedow (LSE) suggests that NAFTA 2.0 indicates the love story of OECD economies with investment protection agreements and investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms appears to be coming to an end, […]

Why a second referendum would not be undemocratic

Opinions can honourably differ about whether a second referendum is a good way forward. But the idea should be accepted or rejected for good reasons, not bad ones. Nicholas Barr (LSE) explains why the argument that a second referendum would be undemocratic is a bad reason.

Writing about the People’s Uprising in East Germany in 1953, Bertolt Brecht mischievously suggested that […]

Brexercise! Brexit lessons for keeping fit in 2019

January 2019 was filled with talk of Brexit and New Year’s resolutions to get back in shape and pressure to change your behaviour, lifestyle and health. Look closely and you’ll see there are five lessons that Brexit can teach those trying to do so, not least that changing your body, and more importantly your lifestyle, is about far more […]

No, after you… why sequencing matters in a majoritarian numbers game

The Commons is not just split over Brexit, but split four ways – hard Brexiteers, the ‘Goldilocks’ faction, supporters of a soft Brexit and Remainers. In order to make any progress, writes Dimitri Zenghelis (LSE), at least two of the groupings must agree on something. This makes the sequencing of votes extremely important – and that is something in […]