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On December 2016 New Zealand Universities Law Review published an article by Mel Kenny, RGSL Pro-Rector, on the UK’s ‘Brexit’ referendum “The UK and the EU: the whingle in (and out ) the willows?”

Abstract “On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted by 51.9 per cent to leave or “Brexit ” the European Union (EU). The vote followed a surreal debate in which one group of ‘‘eurosceptics’’ argued the negative case ‘‘for ’’ the EU ( ‘‘project fear ’’); while a second group promoted a threadbare ‘‘Brexit ” prospectus, confident that their case would escape scrutiny and that any critics could be dismissed with Imperial swagger ( “having one s cake and eating it! ”). Meanwhile, though both sides agreed that “Brussels” had to be ‘‘shaken out of its complacency”; Westminster is now cobbling together a strategy to define what “Brexit” might mean. Whatever it may mean, “Brexit ” comes at a time when the EU is vulnerable; facing a refugee crisis, Eurozone crisis and Russian aggression. Yet the UK has its own problems inter alia deficit spending, a productivity gap and an “unbalanced” economy. This paper asks whether “Brexit ” might have more positive effects for both the UK and the EU, or whether there might be a further “Greek option” which finesses “Brexit” and conciliates the parties to this dysfunctional relationship.”

The article (with EBSCO database subscription)

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