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Gender, language and Brexit

A clever tweet caught my eye this morning: Ever wondered which gender #Brexit is? Obviously male, since 55% of men voted Leave, while 51% of women (and 80% of women aged 18-24) voted Remain. Happy #IWD2018🙂 https://t.co/8IX0doz1ex https://t.co/wqWfIQClid — Axel Dittmann (@GermanyonBrexit) March 8, 2018 It prompted me to think […]

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Theresa May, getting high on theoretical sovereignty

The superficial difference between a Hard Brexit and a Soft Brexit is political control – taking back control, to coin a phrase. A Soft Brexit leaves the UK having to abide by the rules of the Single Market or the Customs Union or both but, as a non-EU Member State, […]

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Brexit: the UK Government is not even trying

As today’s predictable fuss about the border in Ireland post Brexit rumbles on, it has brought a deeper and more troubling issue into view. The British Government is now not actually trying to do Brexit, at least in a practical sense. Note that I do not mean here that the […]

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UK, Remain in the EU. Even now. This is about people’s everyday lives.

The European Greens are advertising for a European Parliament campaign manager job in Brussels, prompting this little exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kirschly/status/949017678534053888 Correct. It’s the sort of job I’d jump at the chance to do. But Brexit stops me. For I cannot leave Germany for now. Due to Brexit I have […]

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Democratic standards, Russian money, and the Brexit referendum

A tweet I wrote earlier today drew some interesting reactions: Be careful here, folks.#Brexit was NOT caused by the Russians. We will never be able to ascertain that. However it is becoming clearer that Russian money influenced the Brexit vote and puts the democratic quality of that vote in question. […]