Tag Archives: EU referendum

Apr 5 2019

Back to the roots: Why the UK should have a second referendum

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By Kilian Wirthwein and Fabian Ferrari Fifteen years after the failure to adopt the European Constitution of 2004, the European political landscape has changed dramatically. Although this represented a major setback on the path of European integration, it would have been hard to find someone so … Continue reading

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Mar 15 2019

Understanding Brexit at a local level: Mansfield case study

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By Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni In January 2018, I joined a team of researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE) who were starting to work on a project about the local-level impact of Britain’s departure from the European Union in five British … Continue reading

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Jun 9 2016

Will The Real Project Fear Please Stand Up?

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By Henry Radice This is the second in a series of pre-referendum opinion pieces, Defenestrations: (Un)Framing the EU Referendum Debate. The first one addressed the issue of the referendum itself, and attracted a powerful rejoinder from Roberto Orsi. One of … Continue reading

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Feb 9 2016

Has the EU failed us, or have we failed to forge a European identity?

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By Marina Prentoulis As a Greek citizen long resident in Britain, I cannot help noticing the almost complete absence of any sense of European identity in the UK. It seems that Britain has never really seen itself as part of … Continue reading

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Nov 25 2015

Why Cameron shouldn’t gamble with Germany: Helmut Schmidt’s story

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 By Mathias Häussler Born in the North German port city of Hamburg in 1918, Helmut Schmidt was an enthusiastic Anglophile in his early life, to the point that he abstained from voting on the Treaties of Rome in the German Bundestag … Continue reading

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Oct 26 2015

Brexit will give neither Hitchens nor Mason the Europe they desire

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By Denis MacShane Recently I had the pleasure of debating Europe with Peter Hitchens of the Mail on Sunday at the Dulwich Literary Festival. Hitchens advanced the well-worn Brexit arguments about Europe being run by faceless unelected bureaucrats, imposing its … Continue reading

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Oct 19 2015

Lies, damned lies and statistics on the UK’s EU membership

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By Iain Begg The launch in the last few days of groups to campaign for and against UK membership of the European Union has, predictably, seen the publication of claims and counter-claims about the costs and benefits. Anyone hoping for … Continue reading

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Jul 27 2015

The UK’s EU referendum and the EU’s legitimacy crisis

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By Kirsty Hughes “Is a UK that retreats in isolationist but somehow progressive splendour really feasible? Surely, European countries must cooperate in the face of the deep challenges and opportunities we face.” It is a tough moment to make a … Continue reading

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