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The Leave campaign was toxic – but 43 years of embarrassed pro-Europeanism paved the way for Brexit

Goes, Eunice (2016) The Leave campaign was toxic – but 43 years of embarrassed pro-Europeanism paved the way for Brexit. British Politics and Policy at LSE (03 Jul 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Yes, the Leave campaign was dishonest and some have argued criminally irresponsible; but are British pro-Europeans blameless, asks Eunice Goes. Political parties have for years avoided any discussion on the positive aspects of the EU, they rarely explained how the UK benefits from EU investment, all while the Eurosceptic press was capitalising on fictitious stories about migration and sovereignty. It is this culture of embarrassed pro-Europeanism that made the toxic, and in the end victorious Leave campaign possible.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71639

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