Elections 2024 – political tribalism likely to trump the economy

Biedermann, Ferry (2024) Elections 2024 – political tribalism likely to trump the economy. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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For this New Year’s post, no year in review, no specific predictions and no nominations for best or worst of 2023. How often can you conclude that the effects of Brexit have been terrible and are likely to be even worse in the years to come? Well, OK then, weirdest Brexit news of the past month: the Tory government is reintroducing the pint of wine as an official measure in the UK, with the boast that this is made possible by Brexit. That’s telling those continentals: instead of a measly 500 ml, (sparkling) wine can now also come in pint bottles, that’s 568 ml. If, for some unfathomable reason, this will make a difference to wine sales, it seems to me that it’s ultimately the EU’s French, Italian and Spanish producers who’re going to benefit. So, ta for that.

Item Type: Other
4 January 2024Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2024 15:14
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 15:14
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15117

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