brexit

Brexit, British Nostalgia and Selling Biscuits

Today The Telegraph reported how the Tory government will make sure that Great Britain will remain prosper in the face of the impending exit from the European Union. The article reads like a pastiche, an irony laden story book from a hundred years ago. And perhaps that’s all what Brexit was about from the get-go Brexit is a power fantasy. A conservative dreamland of Victorian patriotism and chauvinistic bigheadery. Brexit…


Brexit, Referendums and Democracy in the EU

This year we have seen two referendums in Europe concerning the future of the European Union. The first one had relatively little impact. The Dutch were allowed to have their say in the trade deal between the EU and Ukraine. The second one is, of course, Brexit. Although the latter is a hundred times more significant, both showed the wide gap between a large part of the populus and the…