Author: Denis MacShane
Editor: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857739069
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HOW COULD THIS HAVE HAPPENED? On 23 June 2016, UK voters elected to leave the European Union. The result was perhaps the biggest bombshell in modern British political history. In this new and updated edition of Denis MacShane’s bestselling history of the UK’s relationship with Europe, the former Europe Minister reveals the full story behind Britain’s historic EU Referendum decision. Denis MacShane was the only senior Remainer to have called the EU Referendum result correctly and his book provides the essential context to the new political and economic landscape of Brexit Britain.


Author: Denis MacShane
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857725424
Size: 12,43 MB
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Will Britain leave the EU? In recent months, commentators have begun to talk seriously about the possibility of 'Brexit' - British Exit from the EU. In this book, former Europe minister Denis MacShane looks at the history of Britain's fraught relationship with Europe and shows how the possibility of Brexit has become increasingly more likely. He looks at the key personalities who shaped our European policy - from Churchill to Heath and Wilson to Thatcher, Blair and Cameron - and the key issues of immigration, the economy and media influence which have heightened Eurosceptic feeling in the UK. Touching on one of the biggest political issues of our times, this book will be essential reading as Britain makes its choice on Europe.

Brexit And The Political Economy Of Fragmentation

Author: Jamie Morgan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351271237
Size: 11,65 MB
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Brexit means Brexit and other meaningless mantras have simply confirmed that confusion and uncertainty have dominated the early stages of this era defining event. Though there has been a lack of coherent and substantive policy goals from the UK government, this does not prevent analysis of the various causes of Brexit and the likely constraints on and consequences of the various forms Brexit might take. Is Brexit a last gasp of neoliberalism in decline? Is it a signal of the demise of the EU? Is it possible that the UK electorate will get what they thought they voted for (and what was that)? Will a populist agenda run foul of economic and political reality? What chance for the UK of a brave new world of bespoke trade treaties straddling a post-geography world? Is the UK set to become a Singapore-lite tax haven? What is the difference between a UK-centric and a UK-centred point of view on Brexit? Will Brexit augment disintegrative tendencies in the European and world economy? These are some of the questions explored in this timely set of essays penned by some of the best known names in political economy and international political economy. The chapters in this book originally published as a special issue in Globalizations.

Understanding Brexit

Author: Graham Taylor
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787146790
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On 23rd June 2016, the United Kingdom shocked the world by voting to leave the European Union. This short book examines why this happened, examining the historical, economic, political, social and cultural reasons that led to the Brexit vote.


Author: David Ramiro Troitiño
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319734148
Size: 10,67 MB
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While the discussions among Brexiters mainly focus on the referendum of 2016 or David Cameron’s “great miscalculation” and its repercussions, this book looks at the Brexit as a process that began decades earlier. It analyses EU-UK relations from a new perspective, taking into consideration the historical background, political aspects, and legal and economic matters. The book provides a holistic understanding of the Brexit, approaching the referendum and its outcomes as the culmination of a long process rather than an isolated political event crafted within the corridors of Westminster or Downing Street 10. Accordingly, it addresses a range of thematic issues, historical patterns of political and economic behavior both within and beyond the United Kingdom, and possible future effects on relations between the Union and one of its most important members.

Brexit No Exit

Author: Denis MacShane
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1786732572
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The UK's Brexit vote in 2016 and the inconclusive general election just 12 months later have unleashed a wave of chaos and uncertainty - on the eve of formal negotiations with the EU. Denis MacShane - former MP and Europe minister under Tony Blair - has a unique insider perspective on the events that led to the Brexit vote and ultimately to Theresa May's ill-fated election gamble of June 2017. He argues that Brexit will not mean full rupture with Europe and that British business will overcome the rightwing forces of the Conservative back-benches and UKIP, which have already been weakened by the latest election. Although negotiations with the EU may prove excruciating, Britain cannot and will not divorce itself from the continent of Europe. Indeed, the European question will remain the defining political issue of our time.

A History Of Britain

Author: Jeremey Black
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253030188
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A journey through the events of the postwar years that “makes the outcome of Britain’s Brexit referendum much easier to comprehend” (Julian Lewis, member of Parliament). In 2016, Britain stunned itself and the world by voting to pull out of the European Union, leaving financial markets reeling and global politicians and citizens in shock. But was Brexit really a surprise, or are there clues in Britain’s history that pointed to this moment? In A History of Britain: 1945 to Brexit, award-winning historian Jeremy Black reexamines modern British history, considering the social changes, economic strains, and cultural and political upheavals that brought Britain to Brexit. This sweeping and engaging book traces Britain’s path through the destruction left behind by World War II, Thatcherism, the threats of the IRA, the Scottish referendum, and on to the impact of waves of immigrants from the European Union. Along the way, Black overturns many conventional interpretations of significant historical events, provides context for current developments, and encourages the reader to question why we think the way we do about Britain’s past.

Brexit The Quest For Freedom

Author: Norman Johnsen
Editor: Arena Books Limited
ISBN: 9781911593232
Size: 17,62 MB
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A critique of Britain's relationship with the EU and the necessity for Brexit in retaining the cultural and economic integrity of our heritage and in avoiding the collapse of living standards.

British Foreign Policy After Brexit

Author: David Owen
Editor: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1785903055
Size: 19,27 MB
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British Foreign Policy after Brexit by David Owen and David Ludlow is, perhaps surprisingly, a book written by two people from different generations who voted on opposite sides in the 2016 referendum. One a politician, the other a former diplomat, they both have significant business experience in world markets. The authors demonstrate how Britain's global role and influence can be enhanced rather than diminished post-Brexit, with a diplomatic, security, development and trade agenda based on hard-headed realism, including a review of budgetary priorities. As a firmly European country, they see the UK as a key player with Germany and France in the wider Europe, and a leader in security issues threatening the continent's stability. They do not regard the relationship with Moscow as inevitably confrontational, but believe strengthening NATO is essential and a top priority to contain Russia. In the wider world, a reinvigorated UK-US relationship will be critical, but must accommodate differences in some core areas, e.g. in dealing with China. Furthermore, they see the UK's new aircraft carrier at the heart of a UN Rapid Reaction Force drawn mainly from Commonwealth countries, including Australia, Canada, India and New Zealand, and supporting operations around the globe.

Brexit Which Potential Influences Does It Have For The British Economy

Author: Ramos Vanessa
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668953228
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Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Globalization, Political Economics, grade: 1,7, University of Applied Sciences Essen, language: English, abstract: It seems that if the Brexit will come, there can occur a lot of Problems for the British population and economy, but also on the economy and population of other EU member States, because of different regulation consequences which will come with the Brexit. The question is how far the Brexit can influence the british economy positively or negatively. Another question is what models the british population can use after the potential Brexit to prevent a negative outcome. The aim of this work will therefore be to identify the potential impact of the Brexit on the UK economy, as well as on the EU. On 26 June 2016 for the first time in the history of European politics, direct democracy was applied. The British population decided directly and not through a parliamentary representation in a referendum, to withdraw from the European Union. The British EU cepticism rose with the debt crisis in the euro zone that had existed in the years prior to the referendum. At the end of the referendum, a majority of 51.9% of the British population was against remaining in the EU. The referendum had a turnout of 72%, with Scotland and Northern Ireland showing a majority rejection of the resignation, while Wales and England spoke in favour. Never before in the history of the EU, a country has left the Confederation of States which makes the economic consequences of the so-called Brexit for the British or European economy uncertain, because it is unclear what the relations of the United Kingdom and the European Union will be like after the withdrawal. The British government had until March 2017 after the referendum to announce an official exit notice, and Theresa May submitted her country's official resignation to the EU on 29 March. Future economic and political rules between the EU and Britain will be negotiated under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. It is important that if the EU and Britain cannot agree on the different points within two years, the EU treaties will beco-me invalid for the United Kingdom. Article 50 has never been applied because no EU member state has ever wanted to leave the alliance. For this reason, the outcome of the negotiations is currently uncertain.