Archive for month July, 2016

  • July 7, 2016

    Brexit: The...

    On the morning of the 24th of June the British electorate woke up to a reality whose potential immediate consequences had been well predicted yet generally ignored. Within only 48 hours of the referendum results being published, the sterling dropped record lows, stock markets slided and investors began freezing investments....

  • July 7, 2016

    Brexit: views...

    Disputes about Brexit in the UK has mostly developed along two lines: economy and migration. It is now clear that concerns over migration flows have strongly affected the results.     Right-wing parties have fully engaged with those discourses to channel disillusionment. Racism and an anti-immigrant rhetoric coupled with the...

  • July 7, 2016

    Brexit: less...

    In the wake of this referendum one thing is clear: class divisions have returned to politics with a vengeance. Leaving Scotland aside, let us observe that a younger, metropolitan, well-educated, worldly class led the Remain vote; while an older, poorer, less educated, and more parochial class led the Leave vote....

  • July 7, 2016

    Brexit: a...

    If you are living in Hudur, a town in the South Western Bakool region of Somalia, probably you don’t care that much about the Brexit drama unfolding. One does not need to bother learning who is playing for the Remain and who for the Leave. Being so hard to make...

  • July 7, 2016

    Brexit: there...

    On June 23rd Great Britain’s voters have decided to leave the European Union. The dust of this earthquake has not settled yet. The EU now faces its biggest challenges: where do we go from here? And, will the EU itself survive?   Whether and when the UK will invoke Article...