A Perfect Storm?

McCabe, Steven (2020) A Perfect Storm? Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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A ‘perfect storm’ is assumed to be based on a confluence of weather conditions especially dramatic and dangerous. It’s also assumed to be fairly recent. However, the Oxford English Dictionary includes reference to the expression as long ago as 1718. William Makepeace Thackeray uses the expression ‘perfect storm’ in his highly entertaining 1848 novel Vanity Fair. Nonetheless, contemporary use of the expression ‘perfect storm’ is taken to mean a set of events producing the worse possible outcome.

Item Type: Other
Date: 30 September 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: BCU, BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, BORIS JOHNSON, BREXIT, CENTRE FOR BREXIT STUDIES, CONSERVATIVE PARTY, CONSERVATIVES, DR STEVEN MCCABE, POLITICS, PRIME MINISTER, STEVE MCCABE, STEVEN MCCABE, UK, UK ECONOMY, UK PARLIAMENT, UK POLITICS
Subjects: L100 Economics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Poppy Surplice
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2020 13:16
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2020 13:16
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10050

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