Breixt identities polarized Britons

The UK is increasingly polarized by Brexit identities and they seem to have become stronger than party identities, a new academic report finds. Only one in 16 (1-16) people did not have a Brexit identity, while more than one in five( 1-5) said they had no party identity. “This report highlights the fundamental divisions Brexit…

PM expected to make “clear choices”

A detailed assessment of what the government must address in its Brexit white paper has been carried out by academic think tank The UK in a Changing Europe. “To reduce uncertainty, which the Prime Minister promised to do since January 2017, she needs to make clear choices. Economically, there is much to be gained from…

Brexit impacts workers rights in UK

Part-time, fixed-term and agency workers, many of whom are women and from minority ethnic communities, may find that their rights at risk after Brexit a new report by The UK in a Changing Europe and the Oxford Human Rights Hub finds. With the debates on the Withdrawal Bill on-going the House of Lords, today is our…

Florence speech: Tone positive, problems unresolved

Professors Anand Menon and Jonathan Portes, The UK in a Changing Europe: Tone positive, problems unresolved: The speech marked a shift in tone from the PM towards the EU and indeed EU citizens in the UK. And her words on the so-called ‘Brexit bill’ may open the way to progress on this issue. But on the…

Brexit: cost of no deal

The consequences of the UK failing to reach a deal with the EU will be “widespread, damaging and pervasive” a new report by The UK in a Changing Europe finds.  The ‘Cost of no deal’ report examines the consequences of the UK failing to strike either an Article 50 or a trade deal with the EU –…

Brexit: birth of political identities

BREXIT SPECIAL REPORT: The UK’s decision to leave the EU on 23 June 2016 has given birth to new political identities, a new report by The UK in a Changing Europe shows. “EU referendum: one year on”, commissioned by the Political Studies Association, the report demonstrates how the referendum has produced new political allegiances based…

Report: Britons still devided over Brexit

“Profound and fundamental political changes have occurred since the referendum and it remains to be seen how durable they prove to be,” – said Professor Anand Menon, director The UK in a Changing Europe project. “It is hard, if not impossible, following the snap election to know how the Brexit negotiations will go. The attitude…