In 2017, for the second time in a row but also only the second time ever, four different political parties came first in the general election in the UK’s four nations: the Conservatives in England, Labour in Wales, the SNP in Scotland and the DUP in Northern Ireland. Yet this detail of the results merely Read more
Much media and academic attention on Brexit has understandably focussed on the external dimension: the complex negotiations between the UK and the EU over withdrawal and a future relationship. A great deal has also concentrated on the difficult internal politics at Westminster – with Theresa May’s government, lacking a parliamentary majority and deeply internally divided, Read more
Wales voted for Brexit – to the undisguised shock of nearly all its political and socio-economic elites. The Leave vote severely undermined the long-cultivated self-image of Wales: a vision, sustained by the nation’s long electoral aversion to the Conservative Party, of Wales as a more politically progressive nation than its English neighbour. That vision was Read more
Drawing on the most detailed examination of what the Welsh public think about Wales’ decision to leave the European Union, Professor Roger Scully outlines how latest research on attitudes to Brexit reveals that deep divisions still exist between Remain and Leave voters, and that no consensus is emerging among Welsh people on the Brexit process. Read more
On the first anniversary of the EU Referendum, academics from Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre came together at a public event to explore some of the legal, political and financial issues attached to Brexit, considering Welsh, British and European dimensions. During the event, Profressor Roger Scully questioned whether the UK General Election 2017 was really Read more
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