Post-Referendum Britain: Hopeful or Uncertain?

Posted by ap507 at Apr 10, 2017 10:55 AM |
Dr Simona Guerra writes article for The Policy Space on why it is important to address expectations towards the possible social and economic impact of Brexit

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Dr Simona Guerra from the School of History, Politics and International Relations has written an article with colleagues from the University of Surrey about post-referendum Britain and why it is important to address expectations towards the possible social and economic impact of Brexit.

The article states: "The campaign ahead of the referendum on British membership of the EU, leading to the vote of 23 June 2016, was highly emotionally charged. The rhetoric deployed by both camps sought to generate “anxiety”, “uncertainty”, “anger” and “fear” (see for example, Hobolt 2016).

"In this contribution, we offer an analysis based on a preliminary study on survey data, carried out for us by YouGov, two weeks after the referendum (6-7 July 2016) as part of the research project ‘Brexit or Bremain: Britain and the 2016 British Referendum.’

"Overall, the result of the June 2016 EU referendum has led Britain to uncertainty and anxiety, that seem to persist during the negotiation process opened by the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, triggering Art. 50 on 29 March 2017."

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