London Exceptionalism and the Challenge of Brexit
Barber, S (2016). London Exceptionalism and the Challenge of Brexit. British Politics Review. 11 (3) (3), pp. 22-23.
London exemplifies the divisions exposed by the EU referendum and the challenge facing the government led by Theresa May in pursuing a strategy for the UK as a whole. But the economy of London is too important to be sacrificed because of the failures of the British political system. Its interests must be at the heart of negotiations and protected even if that means disappointing Leave voters. This article discusses the exceptionalism of the capital and what significance it holds for economic and political stability. It considers the importance of London in the negotiations. Fundamentally it is a commentary of current events and an attempt to understand what is happening and could happen as a result of the referendum rather than the in-depth academic analysis which, for now, will have to wait.
|Journal||British Politics Review|
|Journal citation||11 (3) (3), pp. 22-23|
|Publisher||British Politics Society Norway|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.britishpoliticssociety.no/British%20Politics%20Review.html|
|31 Aug 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||07 Aug 2017|
|Accepted||31 Aug 2016|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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