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Support for Brexit linked to unequal public spending

Andrew Harrop

Since the early hours of 24th June there has been a mountain of comment and analysis on the causes of the Leave victory and the polarised attitudes which the EU referendum revealed. However, one issue has so far attracted little attention: the relationship between Brexit sentiments and the UK’s fiscal geography. Fabian Society analysis shows that those regions and nations which have been ‘winners’ when it comes to public spending were also the most pro-remain. The allocation of government expenditure may therefore help explain what happened in June, and suggest answers to where…

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Innovation and place

Andrew Basu-McGowan

Across the UK’s local innovation landscape, the result of June’s referendum has given rise to a full-throated chorus of voices asking ‘so, what’s next?’ It’s a pertinent question, and any attempt to provide an ‘easy’ answer would invariably be trite and facile. A system and set of actors calibrated to engage with the European Union,…

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Exit from the EU

Stephen Beer

What is happening to the UK post-referendum and how should Labour respond? The decision to leave the European Union was, amongst other things, a shock to the economy. However, the economic and financial reaction so far has been mixed and has not followed the exact script laid down by the remain campaign. It is important…

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