Brexit: TEDx Birmingham


October 2015, Birmingham


Within a couple of hours of it being announced that we had voted to leave the European Union, the leading campaigners for Brexit had backtracked on some of their key pledges. Most notably, the pledge that leaving the EU would make an additional £350 million a week available to the NHS. Alongside the political misrepresentations prior to the vote, there have also been a number of problematic claims made after it. The most significant, perhaps, being that Brexit was delivered by the left-behind, northern, white working class who had suffered disproportionately from processes of economic globalization


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