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Brexit could prompt hundreds of thousands of British retirees to return from continental Europe, placing additional strain on the UK’s health and social welfare systems.

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Brexit Migration Watch

What will happen mañana? Brexit and return migration of retirees from Spain
JORDI GINER-MONFORT
Post-facts, post-gains: the economics of labour migration after Brexit
ELISA MOSLER VIDAL
The rights and wrongs of the High Court ruling on triggering Article 50
ZAKI NAHABOO
The Labour Party, free movement and Brexit
OWEN PARKER
Brexit, the Commonwealth, and exclusionary citizenship
GURMINDER K. BHAMBRA
What will Brexit mean for asylum in the UK?
LUCY MAYBLIN

Brexit and the Economy

Business and trade after Brexit (series intro)
BENJAMIN MARTILL & UTA STAIGER

The economy after Brexit: encouragingly resilient or still a case of ‘wait and see’?
IAIN BEGG
The dominance of Brexonomics
DAVID SCHÄFER
The business of Brexit: how companies make decisions in uncertain political times
BRAD MCKAY
Four myths about Brexit and financial services
GUY SEARS
Brexit: Ireland stands to lose most
KATIE DAUGHEN
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My 350 on Brexit

The illusion of direct democracy
FRANCESCA AMMATURO
Liberal nationalism gives advance notice of its fascist form
MARCEL STOETZLER
But Rome wasn’t built in a day
LAURE CLAUDON
The poverty of our imagination
GIORGIO SHANI
On Friday morning, I woke up to be an immigrant
LAURA STAHNKE
‘Us’ versus ‘them’
AMANDA MACHIN
The carnival of uncertainty
DAVID BEER
Who is going to clean up the mess of the EU referendum?
FRANCESCA E.S. MONTEMAGGI
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Blimey it might be a Brexit!

The Brexit referendum changed Britain forever and perhaps Europe too. Week by week through the campaign Anthony Barnett wrote about its causes and significance. Download as a PDF

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Thatcherism’s twin legacy defines the choice
  3. Must the left be skewered, process and content
  4. Dodgy Dave's referendum deal
  5. Would you believe it, Boris and Gove defy corporate fatalism
  6. It's a bad referendum, as Obama discovers
  7. Maddening times
  8. The curse of Brexit: the referendum claims its first scalp, Scottish Labour
  9. The European project is ours: roll up our sleeves for remain
  10. Labour's moribund referendum
  11. England's Brexit
  12. Let's Take Control! Brexit and sovereignty
  13. Death and the Referendum
  14. The referendum in Doncaster and Labour's disappearing trick
  15. Blimey it IS Brexit

 

Brexit: yes, you will suffer as well

Bankrupt regions, impoverished hospitals, overcrowded prisons: Brexit will affect everybody in Europe. And yet nobody is taking responsibility for the mess.

Will Brexit spell the end of fishing quotas?

The Leave campaign promised that Brexit would help fishers ‘take back control’ of Britain’s fishing waters and stocks. But how quotas are allocated has always been a national decision.

Solidarity with Europe as 100,000 march on the UK parliament

European progressives are clear that the EU’s demise would spell disaster for its citizens, and yet, nothing short of a complete transformation can pull it back from the brink.

We've triggered Article 50. Is this such a tragedy for Europe?

It is now possible that new governments in France and Germany will respond to civil society pressure and do what is needed to change the EU, without being blocked by Britain.

Brexit and the UK Parliament

It is the role of Parliament, not least by its select committees, to hold the government to account at every stage along the way.

Responding to Brexit: breaking with neo-liberalism

The last of this series discusses how the damage caused by traditional left and social democratic party embrace of neo-liberal models of globalisation can be repaired, and social democracy reframed.

Responding to Brexit: returning to a social market model on migration

In the second part of the series on key inter-related aspects of the upheaval facing European countries and their citizens: how should the EU tackle the issue of internal migration?

Responding to Brexit: taking the political initiative

This three part series considers key inter-related aspects of the current political upheaval facing the citizens and countries of Europe. This first article examines how the European political class should respond.

Brexit wrecks it: the theory of collective decision making

Basically, political decision-making should not be win-or-lose, as facilitated by the most ancient, primitive, divisive and inaccurate measure of collective opinion ever invented.

The mystery of ‘populism’ finally unveiled

The philosopher of post-Fascism enters the populism fray with his own candidate for post-truth – Left betrayal. Czech.

Mind your language

As Marine Le Pen calls on French citizens to renounce dual citizenship in France’s presidential election campaign, bilingual school education is the site of another battle for diversity in Wales.

The bail out industry finds its new crisis opportunity: Brexit

But there seems to be a remarkable level of amnesia about the role many of these same firms played recently in the financial crisis.

The EU (notification of withdrawal) bill: bargaining chips on the Commons table

After passing the House of Commons without amendment, the House of Lords must now review the Brexit bill. Do amendments guaranteeing the rights of non-UK EU citizens stand a chance there?

A battle for the meaning of British Conservatism

What rescues Conservatives from internecine conflict like that of the Labour Party? Oakeshott claimed that the conservative does not have a creed or doctrine, but rather a ‘disposition’.

Brexit, populism and the promise of agency

In a world experienced as one of out-of-control forces, all the more irresistible at the transnational level, how welcome for many would be the promise to reassert control?

What will happen mañana? Brexit and return migration of retirees from Spain

Brexit could prompt hundreds of thousands of British retirees to return from continental Europe, placing additional strain on the UK’s health and social welfare systems.

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)

Post-facts, post-gains: the economics of labour migration after Brexit

Curbing labour migration involves macroeconomic risks the government needs to address. However, Theresa May’s impasse between electorate and market promises prevents pragmatic dialogue on this.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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 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?

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.

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