Brexit: Lessons from the referendum

By Alexander Nicoll   It sounds appealingly simple. Here’s a really important issue for the future of the nation. Let the people have their say! That will settle it once and for all.   But the example of David Cameron offers a lesson to all democratic...
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Brexit: A nation deeply divided

By Alan Wheatley The UK referendum has revealed a country deeply divided over a host of issues, from economic security to national identity, that no single vote can hope to settle. They are likely to define politics for a generation, not just in Britain but across the...
Don’t hold your breath for Brexit

Brexit: Worrying apathy among young

By Alan Wheatley Opinion polls, prediction markets and odds offered by bookmakers have all shown a moderate swing lately in favor of a vote by Britain to stay in the European Union in next month’s referendum. What has not changed, however, is a worrying apathy among...
Don’t hold your breath for Brexit

Britain: In or out of Europe?

By Alexander Nicoll Britain has been a member of the European Union for 43 years. But the commitment of its people has never been whole-hearted. In a few months time, voters will decide whether to stay in or leave. A decision to quit the 28-member EU —...
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