Let’s prepare for a Soft Brexit (TruLies-Blog by Julian Pänke)
Prime Minister Theresa May seems eager to pursue a full Brexit. However, Julian Pänke, lecturer at Birmingham University and Research Associate at IEP, names a number of decisive factors that make a soft Brexit the more likely option. The UK and the EU could maintain close institutional relations, most likely in the framework of the European Economic Area (EEA), following the model of Norway.
The project “TruLies – The Truth about Lies on Europe”, aided by the Stiftung Mercator and run by the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in cooperation with Das Progressive Zentrum, has two principal objectives. On the one hand, it strives to deconstruct Eurosceptic and populist prejudices, animosities, and false assertions, by means of social scientifically-grounded analysis. Thus, it aims to contribute to a rationalisation of the public discourse and debate in Germany (and beyond). On the other hand, “TruLies Europe” endeavours to publicly communicate its findings beyond the select circle of scholars to political actors, civil society, and the wider public. You may find further information on our website: http://trulies-europe.de/.
Julian Pänke´s contribution can be found here: http://trulies-europe.de/?p=300.