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After Brexit: the received ideas of racism and nationalism

It's time to challenge 'common sense' on immigration.

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The challenge is not so different in Germany from the rest of Europe

Philosopher and activist Thomas Seibert at the "Brexit Britain: what went wrong and what next?" conference in October, last year. (Video archive, 12 mins)

The rights and wrongs of the High Court ruling on triggering Article 50

The UK Supreme Court will soon decide whether parliament has a say on Brexit. A lot rides on the decision, but either way one side will claim victory for ‘the people’.

Parliamentarians - wake up!

The author launches a new blog with a message on Brexit – parliament wake up! Former Labour parliamentarian replies on how to correct the imbalance exploited by Thatcher, Blair and May.

Brexit and the banks

Several cities are vying to replace London as Europe's financial capital post-Brexit. What will make banks leave, and what will make banks stay?

What will Brexit mean for London’s tech industry and digital entrepreneurs?

Brexit won’t destroy the high-tech startup industry in London, but it could inflict a lot of damage on it.

The challenges of negotiating a post-Brexit FTA with the EU

While an UK-EU free trade agreement (FTA) may seem the best way forward, the scope of a comprehensive agreement along with the time and capacity needed to conclude it makes that a difficult sell. 

Four myths about Brexit and financial services

UK-based finance firms will need far more than just ‘passporting’ rights to keep up their operations in the EU after Brexit, and the government will likely want something in return.

Brexit: Ireland stands to lose most

Brexit is especially dangerous for the UK-Irish relationship. Government and business need to work together during the negotiations or both economies will suffer.

The dominance of Brexonomics

Fundamental political questions about the character and outlook of a post-Brexit Britain need to be answered before we worry about the specificities of economic sectors and trade relationships.

The business of Brexit: how companies make decisions in uncertain political times

Business has mixed feelings over Brexit, and a relatively small number of factors can explain why.

The economy after Brexit: encouragingly resilient or still a case of ‘wait and see’?

The British economy has not suffered the dire consequences projected prior to the referendum. Were the pessimists wrong, is it a delayed reaction, or are there other forces at work?

Introducing this week's theme: UK business and trade after Brexit

The economy will be centre stage when Brexit negotiations begin in 2017. All week we’re looking at the possible consequences of different types of Brexit on specific sectors and the economy as a whole.

The Labour Party, free movement and Brexit

Labour needs to resist its drift toward a more ambivalent position on free movement.

Brexit, the Commonwealth, and exclusionary citizenship

Brexit is the second time Britain has moved to strip citizenship rights from many of its existing citizens.

The future of EU nationals in the UK

Ultimately, the economic claims made by Remain were unconvincing because those in power made them so.

What will Brexit mean for asylum in the UK?

Brexit was a vote largely against regular movement from the EU, but what about refugees? A new series seek to explore what Brexit will mean for those in search of safety.

Post-neoliberalism and the politics of sovereignty

The crisis of neoliberal globalisation has made the issue of sovereignty the centre of contemporary political discourse. If the Left is to conquer post-neoliberal hegemony it has to construct a progressive view of sovereignty.

The Media Monarchy: the press versus the 'people'

Theresa May may come to regret picking a fight with the law.

Foreword to ‘Is segregation increasing in the UK?’ by Ted Cantle and Eric Kauffman

"This report, authored by two of our country’s leading experts on social integration, uncovers a picture that is more segregated by ethnicity than many of us have cared to admit."

Is segregation on the increase in the UK?

Can mixed communities and a shared society in the UK become recognised as a desirable objective, supported by a strategy and policy framework?

Brexit, racial and religious hate crimes and homo-, bi- and trans*phobia – why they are all linked

It’s time to get over our surprise and get on with this difficult work.

Blair is right on BREXIT

The UK terms of secession from the European Union must be ratified by parliament in a general election or second referendum.

Owen Jones discusses what the left should do now, after the Brexit referendum

"The left has to say very clearly: this is what kind of Brexit we're going to have. Otherwise, it will be the Tories who decide." - Owen Jones (Video, 2 mins)

Yanis Varoufakis offers some advice to the UK government on their Brexit negotiations with the EU

"The first thing that you must understand if you’re about to enter into negotiations with the European Union is that the other side is not going to negotiate." - Yanis Varoufakis (Video 2 mins)

What UK-EU relations do we want and what is the 'good society'?

An interview with Catherine West, MP, secretary and co-founder of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on UK-EU Relations, scrutinising Brexit negotiations and pushing for a progressive relationship with our European neighbours.

The problem with politicians and democracy…

"Opening up new forms of political participation to hear the voices of the politically marginalised is critical for the well being of our polity." Interview for the World Forum for Democracy 2016.

Leave may have lied, but it was Bush, Blair and Cameron who killed political honesty

From Machiavelli to Cameron, there is a sad decline of truth in the age of Brexit.

Democracy after Brexit: We are at a 'point of decision'

After the Brexit vote, many are questioning the UK's model of democracy. openDemocracy asked Professor Paul Cartledge, Cambridge University historian and author of Democracy: A Life, to put the system in context.

Democratising Europe – a transnational project?

What role does national self-determination and 'self-government’ play in European and human emancipation today? Yanis Varoufakis replies for DiEM25.

Path to authoritarianism: the collapse of the politics of accommodation

The alternative is to recover the constitutive elements of the politics of accommodation, the core ideas of democratic public life mediated by the rule of law and accountable to all citizens.

Europe’s left after Brexit: DiEM25’s perspective

Varoufakis replies to Tariq Ali, Stathis Kouvelakis, Vicente Navarro and Stefano Fassina on the role of the national level in the inevitable clash with the EU establishment and current practices. 

Britain and the Sargasso Sea: on 'WHAT NEXT', by Anthony Barnett

If you want to understand the underlying currents which pushed Britain towards Brexit (and where we need to go now), pre-order a copy of Anthony Barnett's book What Next.

It’s time to think about how we do referendums in the UK

Referendums are now a thing in Britain. So we need to get better at them.

The Welsh Interregnum (or reasons not to be cheerful)

Worried thoughts on Wales and what is to be done.

The revolt of the natives: Britain after Brexit

Brexit creates an opening for change in Britain, but who will rise to the challenge and how? Anthony Barnett introduces his forthcoming book

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