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The PM Isn’t Giving A Running Commentary on Brexit Talks. But Don’t Be Outraged.
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The PM Isn’t Giving A Running Commentary on Brexit Talks. But Don’t Be Outraged.

“Brexit negotiations will be kept SECRET” the Express headline shouts as if this were news. A month ago, Brexit Secretary, David Davis, insisted that full transparency on the talks in progress is not in the country’s best interests. “Clearly there is a need for Parliament to be informed without giving away our negotiating position. I…

What does Brexit Mean for Wales?
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What does Brexit Mean for Wales?

On 13th June, George Osborne warned that leaving the European Union would have a “profound economic shock” on Wales. At a press conference in North Wales, he said that the shock would be the equivalent of £2 billion reduction in the Welsh economy by 2018. The EU Referendum has seen political parties and figures weighing…

Brexit: The Ultimate FOMO
Perspective, Uncategorized

Brexit: The Ultimate FOMO

This week the referendum debate reached peak ridiculousness, with an ‘epic naval showdown’ between the Brexiter’s champion Nigel Farage and fundraiser extraordinaire Bob Geldolf on the Thames – the heart of the ‘Remain stronghold’ of London. This latest debacle is unsurprising; both campaigns have been plagued with showmanship, scare-mongering and complete falsehoods – in other…

Statecraft or Shopkeeping? The Referendum and UK’s International Sociability
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Statecraft or Shopkeeping? The Referendum and UK’s International Sociability

The referendum debate we have been witnessing since the beginning of the year provides an interesting case for examining the relationship between ‘politics’ and ‘economics’ or, rather, how the former is being increasingly subsumed into the latter. The debate revolves around a number of issues, the most emphasised being the EU migration into the UK…

Public Dissatisfaction & EU Migration: A non-EU Migrant’s Perspective
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Public Dissatisfaction & EU Migration: A non-EU Migrant’s Perspective

Being an immigrant and growing up in the United Kingdom has provided a unique perspective on the issue of unemployment. Speaking to relatively close family members is troubling yet informative, as they often blame migrants for their dissatisfaction, but they forget that they are speaking to an immigrant themselves. There is a duality in these conversations….

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