Brexit, No Exit

Why (in the End) Britain Won't Leave Europe

Author: Denis MacShane

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1784538787

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 298

View: 7276

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.

Brexit, No Exit

Why Britain Won't Leave Europe

Author: Denis MacShane

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786722577

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9375

The UK’s Brexit vote on 23rd June 2016 provided perhaps the most dramatic proof that the era of political and economic globalization has ended. Populism, nationalism and xenophobia are surging across Europe and Brexit adds to the problems facing the established political order. This book shows how we reached this stage and what needs to be done now. As a former MP and Europe minister under Tony Blair, and latterly as a commentator and writer on European issues, Denis MacShane has a unique insider perspective on the events that led to Brexit and the behind-the-scenes discussions that followed. He argues that Brexit will not mean full rupture with Europe and that British capitalism will overcome the ultra-right-wing forces of the Conservative back-bench and UKIP. Although the path to Article 50 and beyond will be fraught and tensely-negotiated, Britain cannot and will not divorce itself from the continent of Europe and the European question will continue to be a defining feature of politics into the future.

Brexit

How Britain Left Europe

Author: Denis MacShane

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857739069

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 6641

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.

Brexit

Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union

Author: Harold D. Clarke,Matthew Goodwin,Paul Whiteley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108293662

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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In June 2016, the United Kingdom shocked the world by voting to leave the European Union. As this book reveals, the historic vote for Brexit marked the culmination of trends in domestic politics and in the UK's relationship with the EU that have been building over many years. Drawing on a wealth of survey evidence collected over more than ten years, this book explains why most people decided to ignore much of the national and international community and vote for Brexit. Drawing on past research on voting in major referendums in Europe and elsewhere, a team of leading academic experts analyse changes in the UK's party system that were catalysts for the referendum vote, including the rise of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), the dynamics of public opinion during an unforgettable and divisive referendum campaign, the factors that influenced how people voted and the likely economic and political impact of this historic decision.

How To Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again)

Author: Nick Clegg

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473555515

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 4157

Keep calm – but do not carry on. There is nothing remotely inevitable about Brexit – except that it will be deeply damaging if it happens. Extricating Britain from Europe will be the greatest challenge this country has faced since the Second World War. And as negotiations with the EU expose the promises of the Brexit campaign to have been hollow, even some Brexit-voters now wish to exercise their democratic right to change their mind, seeing that the most pragmatic option is to ... stop. It would certainly be the best thing for Britain. But how can it be done? Haven’t the people spoken? No. In this indispensable handbook, Nick Clegg categorically debunks the various myths that have been used to force Brexit on Britain, not by ‘the people’ but by a small, extremely rich, self-serving elite, and explains precisely how this historic mistake can be reversed – and what you can do to make sure that it is.

Yes to Europe!

The 1975 Referendum and Seventies Britain

Author: Robert Saunders

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108573037

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7669

On 5 June 1975, voters went to the polls in Britain's first national referendum to decide whether the UK should remain in the European Community. As in 2016, the campaign shattered old political allegiances and triggered a far-reaching debate on Britain's place in the world. The campaign to stay in stretched from the Conservative Party - under its new leader, Margaret Thatcher - to the Labour government, the farming unions and the Confederation of British Industry. Those fighting to 'Get Britain Out' ranged from Enoch Powell and Tony Benn to Scottish and Welsh nationalists. Footballers, actors and celebrities joined the campaign trail, as did clergymen, students, women's groups and paramilitaries. In a panoramic survey of 1970s Britain, this volume offers the first modern history of the referendum, asking why voters said 'Yes to Europe' and why the result did not, as some hoped, bring the European debate in Britain to a close.

What Has The EU Ever Done for Us?

How the European Union changed Britain - what to keep and what to scrap

Author: David Charter

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 178590261X

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 8894

The voters have decided. Now find out what Brexit really means for the British way of life. From the bestselling author of Europe: In or Out comes the essential guide to post-Brexit Britain. For better or worse, many areas of daily life were transformed by the EU - from the air we breathe to the fuel in our cars, the food we eat and the way we organise work, rest and holidays. What Has the EU Ever Done for Us? explains all these key changes and asks in each case what will happen next. Clearly laying out the options for our post-Brexit world, David Charter has produced an objective and compelling handbook for anyone interested in the future of Britain.

Europe - in Or Out

Everything You Need to Know

Author: David Charter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849546843

Category: European Union countries

Page: 176

View: 4774

No subject has more bearing on the future economic prosperity of Britain, no subject has been the cause of so many arguments across the land, in Parliament and pub, no subject has been the touch-fire of so many late-night monologues by irate taxi-drivers than Europe, and, more specifically, Britain's place in it. This is ironic really, because no subject has been so poorly explained, and no subject has been so meagrely addressed by politicians. Ahead of the 2014 European Parliament elections, David Charter seeks to address that staggering shortfall in public information.

Brexit

What Everyone Needs to Know

Author: David Allen Green

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198799436

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 5669

In the referendum of 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. However, in constitutional terms, nothing has changed. The Leave side won but Brexit has not been triggered. The UK remains a member of the EU. No formal negotiations have been held; no exit terms have been decided.Despite demands by leading EU figures, the EU cannot force the UK to send the formal Article 50 notification that would begin the process of leaving. It is even conceivable that no notification will ever be sent. The UK's prime minister has declared that "Brexit means Brexit" - but the UK governmentis struggling to grapple with the problems of Brexit, and there is no obvious way out.How did this situation come about? What options does the UK now have? What does a Brexit mean for the UK and the EU, and for the UK's crucial relationships with overseas partners such as the US? This book offers an accessible and unbiased guide to Brexit: the issues and events that led to the vote, the political turmoil that has resulted from it, and the crisis the UK now faces. It examines key debates over "sovereignty", immigration, and UK contributions to the EU, which led to the Leavevote. It explains the controversy surrounding Article 50 of the EU treaty: what is the process necessary for leaving the EU, and how might the UK approach the monumental task of disentangling its legal system from the EU? It scrutinises the exit strategies being weighed up the UK government, and thefraught negotiations over free movement of people and access to the single market. What might the exit agreement look like? What are the implications of "hard" Brexit or "soft" Brexit - or no Brexit at all? The book is a key reference for anyone seeking to understand the important and complex issuesof Brexit, and its wide-ranging consequences.

Brexit Time

Author: Kenneth A. Armstrong

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108415377

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 4982

This book takes, as its end point, the triggering of Article 50.

The Brexshit Book

A Remainer's Self-Help Guide to Leaving the EU

Author: Steven S. Stevens

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911042734

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 3991

This is the book for the 16 Million of us that woke up the day after the night before the EU referendum to find our Euro dreams in tatters. This is a book about leaving when you really wanted to stay. This is a book about having to deal with the consequences of someone else's decision. This is a book that will lead you mindfully (and not without some good hearted political mockery) down the path of acceptance into the cold hard Brexit dawn.

All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class

Author: Tim Shipman

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008215162

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 6945

The best political book of the year’ ANDREW MARR ‘A superb work of storytelling and reporting. Sets new benchmark for the writing of contemporary political history’ Andrew Sparrow, Guardian The only book to tell the full story of how and why Britain voted to leave the EU.

Unleashing Demons

The Inside Story of Brexit

Author: Craig Oliver

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1681441098

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 2782

As David Cameron's director of Politics and communications, Craig Oliver was in the room at every key moment during the EU referendum - the biggest political event in the UK since World War 2. Craig Oliver worked with all the players, including David Cameron, George Osbourne, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson,Michael Gove, Theresa May and Peter Mandelson. Unleashing Demons is based on his extensive notes, detailing everything from the decision to call a referendum, to the subsequent civil war in the Conservative Party and the aftermath of the shocking result. This is raw history at its very best, packed with enthralling detail and colourful anecdotes from behind the closed doors of the campaign that changed British history.

The Lure of Greatness

England’s Brexit and America's Trump

Author: Anthony Barnett

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783524545

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 6427

‘One of the most important political books of 2017.’ Guardian ‘The best book about Brexit so far . . . brilliantly caustic.’ Irish Times In 2016 two surprising explosions of popular contempt for the existing order drove Britain into Brexit and paved the way for Trump’s presidency of the United States. On both sides of the Atlantic, proud regimes with global pretensions were levelled by justifiable revolts. But in the name of self-government, Brexit and Trump will intensify the authoritarian traditions of their outdated political systems. The Lure of Greatness is a blistering account of how and why this happened. The shadow of Iraq, the great financial crash, campaigns of poison and intrigue, the filleting of David Cameron with the cold fury of a Remain voter... these are just the start. At the book’s heart is the story of the institutional and constitutional implosion of the United Kingdom, the farce of ‘the sovereignty of parliament’, a passionate account of English nationalism and the absurdity of the ever-increasing and insidious influence of the Daily Mail. What emerges is a compelling summary of an EU in crisis, the fateful absence of a viable left alternative, the normality of immigration – all of which frame the reasons for the triumph of Leave. Anthony Barnett, co-founder of openDemocracy, applies a lifetime of observing, reporting and sedition in this searing analysis of the two great democratic disasters of our time.

Brexit and British Politics

Author: Geoffrey Evans,Anand Menon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509523898

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

View: 3235

Brexit has changed everything - from our government, to our economy and principal trading relationship, to the organization of our state. This watershed moment, which surprised most observers and mobilized previously apathetic sections of the electorate, is already transforming British politics in profound and lasting ways. In this incisive book, leading analysts of UK and EU politics Geoffrey Evans and Anand Menon step back from the immediacy and hyperbole of the Referendum to explain what happened on 23 June 2016, and why. Brexit, they argue, was the product of both long-term dissatisfaction with the EU and a gradual breakdown in the relationship between parties and voters that spawned detachment, disinterest and disenchantment. Exploring its subsequent impact on the June 2017 General Election, they reveal the extent to which Brexit has shattered the contemporary equilibrium of British politics. These reverberations will continue to be felt for a very long time and could pose a real danger to the health of British democracy if the government fails to deliver on the promises linked to Brexit.

Brexit and Beyond

Rethinking the Futures of Europe

Author: Benjamin Martill,Uta Staiger

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1787352765

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 6551

Brexit will have significant consequences for the country, for Europe, and for global order. And yet much discussion of Brexit in the UK has focused on the causes of the vote and on its consequences for the future of British politics. This volume examines the consequences of Brexit for the future of Europe and the European Union, adopting an explicitly regional and future-oriented perspective missing from many existing analyses. Drawing on the expertise of 28 leading scholars from a range of disciplines, Brexit and Beyond offers various different perspectives on the future of Europe, charting the likely effects of Brexit across a range of areas, including institutional relations, political economy, law and justice, foreign affairs, democratic governance, and the idea of Europe itself. Whilst the contributors offer divergent predictions for the future of Europe after Brexit, they share the same conviction that careful scholarly analysis is in need – now more than ever – if we are to understand what lies ahead for the EU. Praise for Brexit and Beyond 'a wide-ranging and thought-provoking tour through the vagaries of British exit, with the question of Europe’s fate never far from sight...Brexit is a wake-up call for the EU. How it responds is an open question—but respond it must. To better understand its options going forward you should turn to this book, which has also been made free online.' Prospect Magazine 'This book explores wonderfully well the bombshell of Brexit: is it a uniquely British phenomenon or part of a wider, existential crisis for the EU? As the tensions and complexities of the Brexit negotiations come to the fore, the collection of essays by leading scholars will prove a very valuable reference for their depth of analysis, their lucidity, and their outlining of future options.' - Kevin Featherstone, Head of the LSE European Institute, London School of Economics 'Brexit and Beyond is a must read. It moves the ongoing debate about what Brexit actually means to a whole new level. While many scholars to date have examined the reasons for the British decision to leave, the crucial question of what Brexit will mean for the future of the European project is often overlooked. No longer. Brexit and Beyond bundles the perspectives of leading scholars of European integration. By doing so, it provides a much needed scholarly guidepost for our understanding of the significance of Brexit, not only for the United Kingdom, but also for the future of the European continent.' - Catherine E. De Vries, Professor in the department of Government, University of Essex and Professor in the department of Political Science and Public Administration Free University Amsterdam 'Brexit and Beyond provides a fascinating (and comprehensive) analysis on the how and why the UK has found itself on the path to exiting the European Union. The talented cast of academic contributors is drawn from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise and this provides a breadth and depth to the analysis of Brexit that is unrivalled. The volume also provides large amounts of expert-informed speculation on the future of both the EU and UK and which is both stimulating and anxiety-inducing.' -Professor Richard Whitman, Head of School, Professor of Politics and International Relations, Director of the Global Europe Centre, University of Kent

The Trouble With Europe:Third Edition

Why the EU isn't Working, How it Can be Reformed, What Could Take its Place

Author: Roger Bootle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 4321

This third edition contains new material on European reform, mass migration and a major new chapter on the UK referendum.

Brexit

What the Hell Happens Now?: The Facts about Britain's Bitter Divorce from Europe 2016

Author: Ian Dunt

Publisher: Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?: Everything You Need to Know About Britain's Divorce from Europe

ISBN: 9780995497825

Category: European Union countries

Page: 192

View: 1908

Clean Brexit

Why Leaving the EU Still Makes Sense - Building a Post-Brexit Economy for All

Author: Liam Halligan,Gerard Lyons

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785902598

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 6979

In this optimistic and inclusive guide, Sunday Telegraph columnist Liam Halligan and renowned economic forecaster Gerard Lyons cut through the complexity and spin to offer a vision of how Britain, and the world, can make a great success of Brexit. ‘We are linked to Europe, but not combined,’ wrote Winston Churchill in 1930. To Halligan and Lyons, that sentiment rings true. And if the Article 50 negotiations go well, Clean Brexit argues, the UK could become an inspiration, a source of strength for voters elsewhere in Europe who have long demanded EU reform, but been rebuffed. From manufacturing, fishing, banking, universities, travel, immigration, Scottish independence and the spectre of renewed tension between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, to ongoing trade and good relations with our EU neighbours and the rest of the world, Clean Brexit provides answers to the questions hanging over all these issues, and many more. Unashamedly optimistic about Britain’s future, Clean Brexit draws on extensive discussions with leading politicians and diplomats across the UK, Europe and the world to argue that leaving the EU provides an opportunity for the UK to re-invent its economy, while reclaiming our place as a premier global trading nation.

The End of Europe

Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

Author: James Kirchick

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300227787

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8846

Once the world’s bastion of liberal, democratic values, Europe is now having to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. The old pathologies of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression are threatening to tear the European postwar consensus apart. In riveting dispatches from this unfolding tragedy, James Kirchick shows us the shallow disingenuousness of the leaders who pushed for “Brexit;” examines how a vast migrant wave is exacerbating tensions between Europeans and their Muslim minorities; explores the rising anti-Semitism that causes Jewish schools and synagogues in France and Germany to resemble armed bunkers; and describes how Russian imperial ambitions are destabilizing nations from Estonia to Ukraine. With President Trump now threatening to abandon America's traditional role as upholder of the liberal world order and guarantor of the continent's security, Europe may be alone in dealing with these unprecedented challenges. Based on extensive firsthand reporting, this book is a provocative, disturbing look at a continent in unexpected crisis.