Tag: Britain

Brexit and the Balkans: Implications for Future EU Enlargement

Extended Article The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has the potential to impact EU enlargement to the Western Balkans in a multitude of ways, writes Eamonn Butler. He argues that, while EU leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to enlargement, accessions are likely to be pushed back several years and the remaining EU may itself …

Brexit Will be a Major Blow to Eurosceptic Clout in the European Parliament

Considering that the UK’s EU referendum produced a result to leave the European Union, it might be anticipated that Eurosceptic movements will only grow stronger in the aftermath, writes Cleo Davies. However, she argues that, in the European Parliament, the departure of UK MEPs will in fact weaken all of the Eurosceptic right-wing groups, leaving …

Imagining Europe: A Social Media Gallery of Images About the EU

As part of the Imagine Europe project, Clare Llewellyn and Laura Cram reflect on the initiative’s progress and the images which people have contributed to represent what they think of the European Union. They present the results of the project competition and call for additional images reflecting views on the UK’s future relationship with the EU. …

Brexit: Frequently Asked Questions

Following the vote for the UK to leave the European Union, Anthony Salamone answers some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the future of UK-EU relations in the referendum aftermath. EU Referendum Statement, Number 10, CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Has the UK already left the European Union, as of the referendum result on Friday 24 June? No. The UK …

What Did Social Media Tell Us About the UK’s EU Referendum?

As part of the Imagine Europe project, Clare Llewellyn and Laura Cram analyse the EU referendum debate on Twitter following the vote for the UK to leave the European Union. They note that, although the Remain campaign increased its presence on Twitter in the latter stages of the contest, the Leave campaign was stronger on Twitter …

Five Things to Watch For on EU Referendum Day

With Referendum Day finally here for the vote on the UK’s membership of the European Union, Anthony Salamone sets out some points to keep in mind over the course of polling day and the vote count. EU Referendum Poll Card, Abi Begum, CC-BY-2.0 After years of speculation, months of campaigning and weeks of intense focus, …

If Twitter is the Medium of the Underdog, Are the ‘Reluctant Remainers’ Poised to Bite?

What can Twitter tell us about the views of the UK electorate ahead of the EU referendum? Laura Cram and Clare Llewellyn illustrate that, while Leave supporters continue to have a much more visible presence on Twitter, this balance has shifted, with pro-Remain tweets becoming more frequent in the latter stages of the campaign. This …

Britain After Brexit: Could the Swiss Model be an Option?

Switzerland’s relationship with the European Union is one of the models mentioned as an alternative for the UK in the EU referendum debate, writes Adrian Favero. He argues that such a model may not be well suited to the UK, as Switzerland is largely integrated into the Single Market, including the free movement of people, …