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The development of Brexit from a fringe movement into a dominant political project coincided chronologically not only with a long period of patient and sustained campaigning and lobbying, and with a lucky sequence of favourable shifts of circumstance and forces, but also with the internal development of one key external force, the politics and ideology of the Putin regime.
Cross-party group says government failed to investigate reported attempts to meddle in UK elections.
British voters were not fully informed on the implications of Brexit during the referendum in 2016, a European Parliament report has concluded.
The EU referendum was entirely flawed according to criteria set by former Brexit Secretary and ardent Brexiter, David Davis, on how referendums should be “done properly”.
According to the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee, the UK government does not know and—incredibly—did not try to find out.
Fast-forward nine years of dedication to his academic involvement in the UK, the university reader, a top rank in Britain’s academic system, felt the EU referendum announcement in 2016 was “an incredible regression in British political and cultural life”.
The polling agency Ipsos MORI has, for many years, asked people in Britain every month what they think are the most important issues facing the country. In December 2015, only six months before the EU referendum and after nearly three years of anticipating it, just 1% of the sample cited Europe as the most important issue of the day. By April 2019 that figure had jumped to 59%.
This clip is from a talk between evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and philosopher Sam Harris, recorded 1st November 2016.
Five years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, most Europeans say they would welcome them back.
'All of Gibraltar’s political, social, trade union and employers’ representatives joined to campaign for the ‘remain’ option.' / 'Although the result in Gibraltar was a resounding 96% in favour of remaining in the EU...' /
Wednesday marks exactly five years on from the Brexit referendum and the country is still torn over our exit from the EU. A new poll finds that if the vote was re-run now the result would be a narrow win for Remain – by 51% to 49%.
It's been five years since the UK voted to leave the EU. The vote appalled those who saw it as economic self-sabotage. But those in favor of leaving were not swayed by economic arguments — and likely still aren't today.
Former European Commission president says then-PM asked him not to intervene in referendum debate.
The author of a new paper on what a future united Ireland could look like has said lessons should be learned from Brexit when it comes to avoiding a "chaotic" poll.
Cross-party group files claim to force inquiry into Russian interference in UK elections.
This Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 28 May 2015 and requires the holding of a referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the European Union (EU) before the end of 2017. / "It does not contain any requirement for the UK Government to implement the results of the referendum, nor set a time limit by which a vote to leave the EU should be implemented."
These leaflets were collected jointly by the British Library and LSE Library. They form part of a wider set of archives available at LSE Library that document the long and complex relationship between Britain and the European Union.
A selection of videos from New Zealand showing their government's view of Brexit and its consequences.
A report by the UK Parliament Intelligence and Security Committee says the government was "slow to recognise the threat" posed by Russian, so did not take action to protect the UK from possible interference in the 2016 EU referendum.
Russia's attempts to influence British democracy and the potential vulnerability of parts of the UK political system to anti-democratic meddling during the EU referendum have been detailed in a report prepared by the US Senate, The Guardian reported.
Opinium poll for the Observer also reveals 47% of public think Putin’s government affected UK’s 2019 general election.
A research collaboration from academics at Swansea University and the University of California, Berkeley suggests that information automated software agents or ‘bots’ were used to spread either ‘leave’ or ‘remain’ social media stories during and after the Brexit referendum which drove the two sides of the debate further apart.