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The Roman ‘Brexit’: how life in Britain changed after 409AD

October 16, 2018 Bilal 0

The Roman ‘Brexit’: how life in Britain changed after 409AD https://ift.tt/2Ev1iki Leaving a major political body is nothing new for mainland Britain. In 409AD, more than 350 years after the Roman conquest of 43AD, the island slipped from the control of the Roman Empire. Much like the present Brexit, the process of this secession and its practical impacts on Britain’s population in the early years of the 5th century remain ill-defined. As with the UK and Brussels, Britain had always been a mixed blessing for Rome. In around 415AD, St Jerome called the island “fertile in tyrants” (meaning usurpers) and […]

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It’s too early to talk of a ‘Brexodus’ – doing so ignores how many EU migrants have made Britain their home

September 5, 2018 Bilal 0

It’s too early to talk of a ‘Brexodus’ – doing so ignores how many EU migrants have made Britain their home https://ift.tt/2LYNvka As the deadline for a final Brexit deal approaches, close attention is being paid to statistics on the number of EU citizens living in Britain. In late August, after the Office for National Statistics published its latest long-term international migration estimates, news reports continued to talk of a “Brexodus” – the exodus of EU citizens from the UK ahead of Brexit. But such commentary, which is mirrored in academic debate, is overblown and it’s symptomatic of the assumptions […]

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Was Brexit really caused by austerity? Here’s why we’re not convinced

September 4, 2018 Bilal 0

Was Brexit really caused by austerity? Here’s why we’re not convinced https://ift.tt/2PvW5ce Like most bad dramas, keeping up with every development in the Brexit saga is difficult. Nevertheless you may have seen recent reports in the media, including in The Conversation, that “austerity caused Brexit”. But we doubt that a clear answer can come from a look at economics alone. The idea that austerity swayed voters for Brexit is based on a paper by Thiemo Fetzer, an associate professor of economics at the University of Warwick. His paper claims to show that the welfare cuts under David Cameron’s coalition government […]

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The Long-Term Impact of Brexit on the European Union

September 3, 2018 Bilal 0

The Long-Term Impact of Brexit on the European Union https://ift.tt/2MaNheG By Jiaqian Chen, Christian Ebeke, Li Lin, Haonan Qu, and Jesse Siminitz August 10, 2018 Versions in Español, Français, Português A container ship entering the Port of Marseille, France: The UK is among the European Union’s largest trading partners, accounting for about 13 percent of its trade in goods and services (photo: Gerard Bottino/Newscom) When the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, higher barriers to trade, capital flows, and labor mobility will affect output and jobs not only in the UK but also in the remaining 27 EU member states. Since Brexit means […]