Britain after Brexit

12 January 2017

On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted 52 to 48 percent to leave the European Union. The vote for “Brexit” sent shockwaves around the world, rocking financial markets and rekindling global debates about the power of populism and nationalism, as well as the long-term viability of the EU. In this chapter Robert Ford, professor of political science at the University of Manchester and Matthew Goodwin, professor of politics at the University of Kent and one of our senior fellows, highlights the deepening political divides that cut across traditional party lines in Britain that now threatens to further destabilize an already crumbling two-party system.

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