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Brexit: hatred, lies and UK democracy

Tyler, Colin

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The article analyses the progress of the Brexit debate in the UK from the time that David Cameron announced in 2013 his intention to hold a referendum on the UK’s membership of the UK up until the calling of the 2019 UK General Election. It considers three dimensions of that that debate: the hatred, the lies, and the standing of UK democracy. It argues that while the first two dimensions have been particularly stark and disturbing, there are reasons to retain some faith in the UK’s democratic structures and public culture.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 2019
Journal Dialogi Polityczne
Publisher Wydział Politologii i Studiów Międzynarodowych Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu = Faculty of Political Sciences and International Studies Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Pages 63-82
APA6 Citation Tyler, C. (2019). Brexit: hatred, lies and UK democracy. Dialogi Polityczne = Political Dialogues, 27, 63-82. https://doi.org/10.12775/DP.2019.011
DOI https://doi.org/10.12775/DP.2019.011
Keywords Brexit; British politics; EU membership; democratic deficit; UK political culture

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