Why Britain Voted to Leave the EU and what it Means

IIEA30th March 20171min
In this address to the IIEA, Professor Goodwin drew on his new book, Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union, to demonstrate that the Brexit referendum was the culmination of domestic political trends and developments in the UK's relationship with the EU, which have been building over many years.

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About the Speech:

In this address to the IIEA, Professor Goodwin drew on his new book, Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union, to demonstrate that the Brexit referendum was the culmination of domestic political trends and developments in the UK’s relationship with the EU, which have been building over many years. Professor Goodwin also discussed the rise of the populist right UK Independence Party, the dynamics of public opinion during the referendum campaign, and the likely impact of the vote on UK and EU politics.

About the Speaker:

Professor Goodwin is a Visiting Senior Fellow in Chatham House’s Europe Programme and Professor of Politics at Rutherford College, University of Kent. Since 2008, he has co-edited the Routledge book series on Extremism and Democracy. From 2011 to 2015 he served as a member of the UK government’s working group to counter anti-Muslim hatred. In 2014, he was recipient of the Richard Rose Prize for his distinctive contribution to the study of politics. In the same year, he was awarded the Communicator Prize for his dissemination of social science research to a wider audience. In 2015, he won the Paddy Power Political Book of the Year for Revolt on the Right, co-authored with Robert Ford.