Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Britain”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How fear won in Britain. Freddy Gray reflects on the fear-mongering from …

Posted June 24th, 2016

Cameron’s Failure

In both the Scottish and EU referendums, Cameron miscalculated about as badly as one can.

Posted June 24th, 2016

Why Did Britain Vote to Leave?

Voters came back to bite the political class at the most critical moment.

Posted June 24th, 2016

Some Implications of the Leave Win

Instead of quashing his Euroskeptic detractors, Cameron presided over their greatest success to date.

Posted June 24th, 2016

Leave Narrowly Leads in EU Referendum

Leave has a decent chance of an outright win.

Posted June 23rd, 2016

‘Brexit’ and the Unappealing EU

When the status quo option involves something as unappealing as the EU, it would be very tempting for most people to repudiate it.

Posted June 23rd, 2016

Will the EU Learn Anything from a ‘Brexit’ Vote?

EU leaders will almost certainly greet a “Brexit” vote with dismay, anger, and increased contempt for voters.

Posted June 22nd, 2016

The EU’s Days of ‘Ever Closer Union’ May Be Over

There is no appetite anywhere in Europe for “ever closer union.”

Posted June 21st, 2016

Why the Remain Campaign’s Arguments Fall Flat

The possibility that a “Brexit” vote might lead to the break-up of the EU isn’t going to worry voters that already view it with disdain.

Posted June 20th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How “Brexit” won over the Tories. Matthew d’Ancona traces the history of …

Posted June 17th, 2016

Why ‘Brexit’ Is Not a Problem for the U.S.

British influence inside the EU has been waning for decades, and seems certain to be reduced even more if Britain were to vote to remain in.

Posted June 16th, 2016

The Decline of Popular Trust in Political Leaders

The U.K. has seen the same erosion of public trust in political leaders and institutions that we have seen here in the U.S. over the last sixty years.

Posted June 15th, 2016

Why Remain Is Losing the EU Referendum

A transnational, bureaucratic organization doesn’t and can’t inspire the affection that one feels for one’s home country, region, or neighborhood.

Posted June 14th, 2016

A ‘Brexit’ Backlash Against the Elite Consensus

The lopsided elite backing for Remain has been practically begging for repudiation by voters.

Posted June 14th, 2016

Britain on Track to Vote for ‘Brexit’

Cameron is just ten days away from what could be the most humiliating political defeat of his career.

Posted June 13th, 2016

‘Brexit’ and the Exaggerated Fears of American Elites

The “pro-European” argument against British withdrawal makes the EU sound more like a prison than the Euroskeptic criticisms do.

Posted June 13th, 2016

‘Brexit’ Is Looking More Likely

Cameron and his allies have to start worrying that they have failed.

Posted June 6th, 2016