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A view on Brexit from abroad

Freeman, Henry (2016) A view on Brexit from abroad. Euro Crisis in the Press (09 Dec 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Promises of an extra £350m a week, posted on the side of a bus. Doomsday economic predictions from the Remain campaign; the reply, “We’ve had enough of experts!”. Jo Cox MP shot dead in the street, the same day that Nigel Farage unveils an anti-immigration poster which echoes propaganda images from 1930s Nazi Germany. The UK votes to Leave, and the pound collapses. Scotland votes differently, and claims new justification for independence. “What is the European Union?” the second most googled question on the day of the result. A marked increase in hate crimes reported. Boris Johnson calls for a new Royal Yacht. “Hard Brexit” and “Soft Brexit” new terms in public discourse. A country divided. Immigration at the heart of political debate in the UK. Our international reputation damaged, perhaps beyond repair.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/eurocrisispress/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE Euro Crisis in the Press Blog
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 11:32
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2019 23:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77634

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