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Al Jazeera TV

Theresa May's snap election: smart, risky or cynical?

Al Jazeera speaks to three analysts about the reasons for May's surprise move and the vote's impact on Brexit talks.

The main reason for May's move is that Labour is considered very weak - Corbyn is not popular and therefore the PM sees an opportunity here. Another reason in the background is that May can possibly pick up a few votes from the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which pushed very much for the referendum. UKIP does not have a single MP in parliament, however they get quite a significant share of the vote across the country and I think the PM wants to sweep up a large share of that vote. So It seems fairly clear that May will gain quite a few seats in this snap election - I think, ironically, this might lead to a softer version of Brexit. I say ironic because May so far has been advocating a hard Brexit but the reason she might get a softer Brexit out of this is because she will no longer be as dependent on some of the hard-line, pro-Brexit MPs so she will have more flexibility when it comes to negotiations with Brussels. By softer Brexit, in particular I would mean the transition period that might have the same circumstances in place as we already have right now - and that might actually quite a few years.


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News Posted: 20/05/2017      [Back to the Top]

Al Jazeera TV

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8

Dennis Novy,…told Al Jazeera that the “biggest prize” of an early election for May could potentially come from her own party.


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Arian seis blog (Spanish)

Un viaje por la política. Y un poco de arte/A journey through the policy. And some art

In a 2015 article by Mark Muro and Scott Andes 'Don't you blame robots for lost industrial jobs', a thesis set out that robots not guilty of creating job loss, without entering the debate it seems to me relevant paravisualizar the implementation of industrial robots, picture taken from Graetz-contributing yMichaels, "Robots at work" forthe number of robots per million hours worked , between the anos1993/2007. Interesting to see growth in this period, doblandosu number in Italy, France, between double and triple in Germany, Korea, Spain, USA, Netherlands and below the double in Switzerland and United Kingdom.

 

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Robots at work: the impact on productivity and jobs Georg Graetz and Guy Michaels. Article in CentrePiece, Volume 20, Issue 1 Summer 2015


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News Posted: 18/04/2017      [Back to the Top]

Oye!Times

The economic impact of Brexit a no-win situation

A paper by Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Political Science examines the economic consequences of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union on both the U.K. and the European Union as a whole.  With the European Union being the U.K.’s largest trading partner, Brexit will obviously have a significant impact on both economies since tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade would change.

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‘The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards’, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP BREXIT Analysis Paper No.2, March 2016

http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/brexit02.pdf


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News Posted: 18/04/2017      [Back to the Top]