Euroscepticism was never just about Europe

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Five years on from the referendum that resulted in the UK’s exit from the European Union, the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)- the party that brought Britain’s EU exit to the forefront of the political agenda- has imploded. Other European far-right parties with Eurosceptic agendas have toned down their hard Euroscepticism often emphasising reform from within as opposed to outright exit. This does not mean, however, that the far right is weakened. On the contrary: European far-right parties continue to thrive on narratives that capitalise on immigration and link it to salient issues such as unemployment, welfare provision and -more recently- the COVID-19 pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputBlog
PublisherPSA Blog
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

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