Brexit: The Leave Narrative

With the UK's renegotiation of its EU membership now underway, the scene is set for a further negotiation: that between David Cameron and the British electorate, who must ultimately give their approval to any deal emerging from the European Council.In this paper, IIEA Senior Fellow Tony Brown analyses the narrative of the pro-Brexit campaign, and asks whether the so-called ‘Leave’ camp possess ideas and arguments which meet the specific concerns of communities, interest groups and regions within the United Kingdom.

Brexit: The Leave Narrative

by Tony Brown

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With the UK’s renegotiation of its EU membership now underway, the scene is set for a further negotiation: that between David Cameron and the British electorate, who must ultimately give their approval to any deal emerging from the European Council.

In this paper, IIEA Senior Fellow Tony Brown analyses the narrative of the pro-Brexit campaign, and asks whether the so-called ‘Leave’ camp possess ideas and arguments which meet the specific concerns of communities, interest groups and regions within the United Kingdom.