Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

The roots of Brexit lie in Britain's broken economic model: we now urgently need a new social settlement

Bickerton, Christopher (2018) The roots of Brexit lie in Britain's broken economic model: we now urgently need a new social settlement. LSE Brexit (23 Aug 2018). Blog Entry.

[img] Text - Published Version
Download (392kB)

Abstract

The roots of Brexit lie in Britain's broken growth model. This was acknowledged in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 vote but British negotiators have since acted as if the only goal in their dealings with the EU is to preserve the status quo. Chris Bickerton (Cambridge) argues that Britain's consumption-driven growth model needs to change and whilst Brexit is is not a sufficient condition for this change, it is probably a necessary condition for it. This is most visible in the way that the EU’s rules of free movement have interacted with the UK’s open and flexible labour market. This blog is based on a longer essay written for the think tank Policy Exchange.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2018/08/23/the-roots...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: European Institute
Government
School of Public Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
JEL classification: O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > Government
Research centres and groups > Institute of Public Affairs
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 16:29
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 12:53
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91287

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics