Strategic Update: The Geopolitics of a British Exit from the EU

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A vote by the British people to withdrawal from the EU – also known as a ‘Brexit’ – will have significant implications for the EU, the ideas and structures of European integration, and European geopolitics. Opinion polls show that a vote to withdraw is a distinct possibility. The EU, the rest of Europe, allies around the world and the UK itself need to be prepared for the wider international implications of such a move. This short Strategic Update examines how likely a Brexit is and explores what it could mean for the EU, European integration, and Europe’s economics and security.

Read more in Tim Oliver’s Strategic Report, entitled A EU Without the UK: The Geopolitics of a British Exit from the EU.

Dr. Tim Oliver is a Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow working with on Europe-North American relations. Tim’s research interests focus on transatlantic relations, European geopolitics, British-European relations, British government and politics, and the UK’s foreign, security and defence policies.

The opinions expressed in this blog contribution are entirely those of the author and do not represent the positions of the Dahrendorf Forum or its hosts Hertie School of Governance and London School of Economics and Political Science or its funder Stiftung Mercator.

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  1. 1. BOOM YEAR FOR GREAT BRITAIN

    iF THE BANK OF ENGLAND IS CORRECT AND THE POUND FALLS RELATIVE TO OTHER CURRENCIES
    THEN IT FOLLOWS THAT BRITISH EXPORTS WILL BE INSTANTLY CHEAPER AND THEREFORE EXPORTS WILL INCREASE
    FACTORIES WILL UPSCALE PRODUCTION ,INCREASE EMPLOYMENT