Analysing the successes and failures of the main UK political parties Brexit strategy 2016-19 and the historic circumstances that led them there

Gear, Lewis (2021) Analysing the successes and failures of the main UK political parties Brexit strategy 2016-19 and the historic circumstances that led them there. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This dissertation will examine Britain’s difficult relationship with the European Union (EU), formerly the European Economic Community and Britain’s two main political parties evolving and differentiating positions on the EU. Britain applied three times in a decade to join the EU, an exercise undertaken by both Labour and the Conservative Governments, but as the integration moved from economic cooperation to a more integrated position at a state level, the debate began about Britain’s continuing membership. Within two years of joining the EU the Labour Government held a referendum on whether to leave the organisation, as divisions were rife within the Labour party. By the start of the 1990’s divisions over Europe had become far more prevalent within the Conservative Party, whilst Labour consolidated to a more pro-EU position. The continued divisions and debate show a strained relationship that came to breaking point during the 2016 EU referendum.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Contemporary History and Politics
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Departments > History
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Gail Graffham
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 08:54
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 08:54
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5884

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