The EU referendum result has led to much debate on UK relations with Europe, but what will the effects be within the UK? Our new guest blog by Jed Meers from the University of York argues that the vote’s potential implications on the domestic welfare system should not be ignored. Read his blog ‘Do you believe in life after leave?‘
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In the aftermath of the EU referendum result, Jed Meers from the University of York argues that the vote’s potential implications on the domestic welfare system should not be ignored.
Before the EU referendum, Iain Duncan Smith – then the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – clarified his priorities: “my big passion is welfare reform, but Europe goes over everything.” Though intended at the time to indicate the weighting of his personal opinion, this statement aptly describes post-Brexit manoeuvres. As the unpicking commences (or perhaps more accurately given concerns over Article 50, plans in advance of it) it is clear that our membership of the EU is indeed all over everything, welfare reform included. Read More