Brexit

25.05.2019

UK Prime Minister leaving, but she did the job she was brought in to do

UK Prime Minister leaving, but she did the job she was brought in to do

Theresa May tearful resignation has produced a number of conflicting reactions. There is the “poor May” faction, claiming she was given an impossible job: to deliver Brexit in a country and political parties split down the middle, and throwing in a little admiration for her resilience (where others saw stubbornness),… »

21.04.2019

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Carole Cadwalladr at TED2019 In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking… »

19.03.2019

Brexit. When are we going to stop distracting ourselves with the “kingdom of the secondary?”

Brexit. When are we going to stop distracting ourselves with the “kingdom of the secondary?”

By Jon Swinden The issue from the beginning has been democracy. Real democracy vs formal democracy.  About the referendum result. 48% to 52%. A day before, a day after, before lunch or after lunch? Any statistician worth his salt would be able to warn about the dangers of making… »

17.03.2019

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Michael Plouffe, UCL for The Conversation The US has published its objectives for a proposed trade agreement with the UK – and its thinking highlights just how weak Britain’s bargaining position will be in the post-Brexit global economy. The US trade representative outlines many of the usual… »

15.03.2019

The BREXIT Saga in the Ides of March

The BREXIT Saga in the Ides of March

Last night the British Parliament affirmed its decision to take the Brexit process into its own hands, a saga which for too long has divided the population and deeply affected the economic and social well-being of the country. In consecutive votes, Parliament categorically rejected the possibility of an exit from… »

13.03.2019

Theresa May loses another Brexit vote – is it time she just gave up?

Theresa May loses another Brexit vote – is it time she just gave up?

Chris Stafford, University of Nottingham for The Conversation With just over two weeks to go until Brexit, Theresa May has once again failed to get her Brexit deal through parliament, leaving complete uncertainty about where the nation goes next. May lost the vote on her deal 391 to… »

01.03.2019

A second Brexit referendum is getting more likely. Here’s 3 things that must happen first.

A second Brexit referendum is getting more likely. Here’s 3 things that must happen first.

ADAM RAMSAY 27 February 2019 for openDemocracy We can prevent a rerun of the abuses that dogged the 2016 vote. Here’s how Last month I asked Carole Cadwalladr a question. “Do we have an agreed figure for how much Arron Banks claims to… »

26.02.2019

Puzzled by the Brexit debacle? Just follow the money

Puzzled by the Brexit debacle? Just follow the money

Finally it became clear. Thanks to an article by Simon Jenkins in The Guardian  we now know that “With a ‘free port’ deal negotiated behind closed doors, the financial sector will be fine. Meanwhile, others face ruin”. He explains : “An iron law of modern British government says that whatever… »

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