Hard or Soft? The Politics of Brexit

Anand Menon*, Brigid Fowler

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Abstract

The British people voted for Brexit for a variety of reasons. A literature is emerging that seeks to explain the outcome using the increasing amount of aggregate and individual data being generated. Less often considered is the impact those factors that shaped the referendum outcome might continue to exert on the debate about the UK's future relationship with the EU. We argue that they will continue to weigh on political debates. The continued resonance of the Leave message militates against anything but what has come to be known as a ‘hard Brexit’.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R4-R12
JournalNATIONAL INSTITUTE ECONOMIC REVIEW
Volume238
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • Brexit
  • British politics
  • European institutions
  • hard Brexit
  • public opinion
  • referendum
  • Single Market
  • UK-EU relations
  • voting behaviour

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