Much of the acrimonious debate on Brexit of the past few years played out on Twitter. But the sheer volume of Tweets on the subject, and the oft-cited ‘echo chamber’ phenomenon make it difficult to gauge what this conversation looked like. What kind of messages were prominent on Twitter? Which side of the Brexit debate was strongest? How did this change over time? How were Theresa May and Boris Johnson judged in their tenure as prime minister? Continue reading Who did Twitter users blame for Brexit?
Five years after the UK voted to leave the EU, European Institute Executive Director Uta Staiger looks at five lessons we’ve learned from Brexit. Continue reading Brexit: five years after the referendum, here are five things we’ve learned
With less than a month to the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme, Anne Marie Graham, Chief Executive of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), reviews the significance of Brexit for current and prospective students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland. Continue reading EU students: Navigating a new era in UK higher education
Adam Bowering, Policy Adviser in the European Parliament, discusses the European Parliament’s objection to the UK being granted data adequacy and what this means for the future of data transfers in the long-term. Almost two weeks ago, the European Parliament took the step of objecting to the European Commission’s decision to grant the UK data adequacy. Far from being a reactionary move against a former member state, the … Continue reading Data adequacy: Doubts cast on UK’s commitment to privacy protection
Judi Atkins, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Aston University, employs a rhetorical reception analysis to demonstrate why Theresa May’s vision of ‘Global Britain’ failed to resonate with pro-Europeans. Continue reading Preaching to the Converted: Theresa May’s Vision of Global Britain