Brexit, Populism and Nationalism

23 February 2019

The Brexit process is today at a crucial stage. In the UK, it is polarising opinion and creating divisions across a number of fault lines in British society between generations, geographies of inequality, cosmopolitan liberals and more rural conservatives, communities divided by historical conflicts of religion or nationality. In the European Union, similar tensions are everywhere – at the time of writing in France, above all, with the gilets jaunes, in Andalusia with the reappearance of far‐right politics in Spain, not to mention in Hungary with the Central European University forced out of Budapest.

I am grateful to ifa for supporting this publication. The full text can be found here:

ifa published on Friday an article on Brexit which updates my previous work in the light of recent developments, particularly in relation to the rise of nationalism and populism in Europe. The full text can be found here: