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Analysis: The exit process

Anthony Salamone analyses the process for leaving the EU. The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will be complicated on several levels. First, these are uncharted waters for the EU. …

Analysis: Political landscape

Anthony Salamone analyses the political implications of the vote. The result of the EU referendum changed UK politics overnight. In the aftermath of the vote, Conservative leader David Cameron, who …

EU Referendum Day

The UK’s EU referendum takes places this Thursday 23 June. On Referendum Day, here are some ways to keep up to date and engage on the vote: Referendum Basics Watch …

Towards the referendum: In words

The process leading up to the UK’s EU referendum began with David Cameron’s Bloomberg Speech and ended with his announcement of the referendum date. These are some of the key …

Outlook for the EU

The EU may have to find a new direction for itself following the UK’s decision to leave. The decision to leave the EU is a momentous choice for the UK. …

Differences across the UK

The EU referendum exposed divisions in the UK on geographic and social levels. The most visible form of difference in the referendum vote was the split among the territorial entities …

Brexit: Frequently Asked Questions

Following the vote for the UK to leave the European Union, Anthony Salamone answers some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Has the UK already left the European Union, as of the …

The European Economic Area

The European Economic Area (EEA) is a space integrating Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein into most aspects of the EU’s Single Market. The EEA was created in 1994 through a treaty …

Tracking the debate on Twitter

Observing and analysing the EU referendum on Twitter. The Neuropolitics Research Lab at the University of Edinburgh is looking at how people are using Twitter to talk about the EU …

The EU and referendums: A history

Over the years, different countries have held referendums related to the European Union. The UK is the only country to have held a referendum (one in 1975 and one this …

Other EU policy areas

Flagship EU initiatives, like the Single Market, the euro and Schengen, are particularly prominent in public discussion. However, the EU has additional aspects which also have an impact on its …

What is your image of the EU?

What do you imagine when you think of the EU? What does the EU mean to you? The Neuropolitics Research Lab at the University of Edinburgh is running a project …

History of referendums in the UK

The first-ever UK-wide referendum was the Common Market Referendum in 1975. Most referendums since have been in particular parts of the UK. This timeline sets out the history of referendums. …

A renegotiation: Uncharted territory?

Prime Minister David Cameron undertook and completed a renegotiation of the UK’s EU membership in 2015 and 2016. We can compare the renegotiation with other options for an EU member …

Looking back: The Common Market Referendum

The United Kingdom held its first-ever nationwide referendum in 1975. This referendum, the Common Market Referendum, asked voters whether the UK should stay in or leave the European Economic Community …