Generation Brexit

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    Young cosmopolitans: values, identity, and the youth vote in the EU referendum

Young cosmopolitans: values, identity, and the youth vote in the EU referendum

The referendum exposed strong intergenerational divisions. With Britain’s young people having overwhelmingly voted in favour of remaining in the European Union, Rakib Ehsan (Royal Holloway, University of London) explores the driving factors behind this support.

The EU referendum rocked the political establishment. The decision to leave represented a rejection of what the vast majority of the political and business class […]

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    ‘What does Brexit mean to you?’ Introducing 5 key items from LSE Library’s current exhibition (until 14 December 2018)

‘What does Brexit mean to you?’ Introducing 5 key items from LSE Library’s current exhibition (until 14 December 2018)

The history of the UK in and out of the European Union has been a long and complex one. LSE Library has unique collections that document this history, from the archives of MPs active in the debates, to think tanks and campaigning groups arguing for and against the UK’s membership of the EU. Running until 14 December 2018, a […]

How Brexit will affect Germany’s role in the EU

Given the size and influence of the UK, Brexit is expected to have a significant impact on the political dynamics within the EU’s institutions. Leopold Traugott assesses how Britain’s departure is likely to affect Germany’s role in the EU. He notes that Germany will be obliged to do more to fill the gap left by the UK, while the […]

Generation Brexit officially launches in six new languages

Today Generation Brexit officially launches in six new languages – German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Greek. With our new language sections, the Generation Brexit project becomes the only pan-European Brexit project of its type.
We want to hear from YOU, in your language.
After you set up an account (top right side of the page), you can either come up […]

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    Britain risks securitising its future relationship with the EU

Britain risks securitising its future relationship with the EU

On September 22, Theresa May’s speech in Florence ostensibly outlined a way forward on Brexit. Is the £20bn on offer too much, too little or too late? Are promises to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK real or merely rhetorical? What will happen next – renewed dialogue with Brussels or a bust-up with Boris and other […]

The Prime Minister has confirmed that Brexit is a step towards irrelevance

The medieval economy of Plantagenet England depended a great deal upon trade with the Republic of Florence for its vitality. During the 14th and 15th centuries, Italian textiles, dyes, raw materials and garments infused new life into an economy still reeling from the effects of the Black Death. It was auspicious that the Prime Minister should choose Florence as the location for […]

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    Generation Brexit: a chance for Millennials to have their say on Brexit

Generation Brexit: a chance for Millennials to have their say on Brexit

The London School of Economics (LSE) has launched an exciting initiative which seeks to discover what young adults aged 16–35 want from Brexit. Apart from English, it is now available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, and Greek.  The Generation Brexit project is gathering young people’s attitudes towards Brexit, in order to ensure their proper representation in the process. […]

It’s time students took to the barricades over Brexit

The eve of the new academic year is a key moment for students across the higher and further education sectors to take a more active role in the Brexit debate. As things stand right now, future cohorts of students are at risk of being excluded from the networks of educational and cultural exchange facilitated by the EU, argues Claire Gordon (LSE […]

I’m not British – why should I care about Brexit?

Marta Lorimer, from the LSE European Institute, explains why non-Brits should care about Brexit. She argues that for millennial Europeans, the Generation Brexit platform, now available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, and Greek versions, is an ideal space to make their voices heard.

When on 23 June 2016 Britain voted to leave the European Union, the results of the UK […]

Divorce doesn’t have to be bloody difficult

Framing Brexit as overwhelmingly negative prevents productive dialogue. Jennifer Jackson-Preece who has recently introduced the Generation Brexit project on the blog, which gives voice to the millennial generation, addresses ways of developing a less confrontational Brexit identity.

In a recent blog, Steve Bullock rightly reminds us that tough and difficult are not the same thing. As a former EU trade negotiator, he speaks from experience. But […]