The irrelevance of Brexit (and Labour foreign policy)

Biedermann, Ferry (2023) The irrelevance of Brexit (and Labour foreign policy). Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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Just as surveys in the UK are starting to show a firm margin of Brexit regret – Bregret? – Brexit itself is becoming increasingly irrelevant. It pains me to tell all those newly pro-European belated converts that, once again, they’re focusing on the wrong issues. Sure, seven years ago, Leave voters were relevant because they helped swell the populist torrent that brought us Trump and Johnson and that emboldened Russia and China, among others. But that genie cannot be put back into the bottle and re-joining will only make the tiniest of differences at this point. The damage has been done and we all have bigger fish to fry by now. From the actual frying that’s happening to the world because of global warming to managing Russia and China, coping with the US spinning out of control and at the same time keeping politics sane in the face of deep fakes, AI manipulation and mostly right-wing nihilism.

Item Type: Other
4 August 2023Published 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: 27 Oct 2023 13:26
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2023 13:26

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