Category Brexit

United we stand, divided we fall

by Filippo Osella If there is a lesson to be learnt from the long 2016 it is that there is more than one way to disgrace oneself. Calling for a referendum out of miscalculated political arrogance (and committing political suicide along the way), lying shamelessly to the electorate to the point of engendering a novel […]

The Anthropologist’s Brexit

Anthropologists have responded to the result of the UK’s referendum to leave the European Union with a mixture of condemnation, despair, and reflection on the conditions that created ‘Brexit’ and the implications of the vote in the near and long term. We at the Culture and Capitalism blog have compiled some of those voices to illustrate how […]

On the UK Referendum

by Jane K. Cowan For me, the UK referendum story began a year ago with another referendum: that of Greece. Elected in January 2015 on a promise to end austerity, throughout the spring the SYRIZA government was pressured by the Troika (the EU, the European Central Bank and the IMF) to accept ever harsher and ill-targeted […]

Waking up to Brexit

by Paul Boyce On the morning of 24th June I had what I have since learnt to be a common experience. I lay in bed in conscious abeyance; Schrodinger’s Brexit: ‘If I don’t know the result it has not happened.’ I held the forestalled moment for some time. Yet somehow too I imagined that it […]