The bulk of UK Leave voters come from disadvantaged areas, and perceive immigration as a threat. But significant exceptions to this trend in England and most importantly in Scotland make it hard to draw a simple causal link between wealth, immigration, and voting patterns.
In an interview with UCL’s Claudia Schrag Sternberg, I discuss today’s EU referendum from the perspective of the last 50 years of the UK’s presence in the EU.
I’m publishing today a new Policy Contribution for Bruegel, on the forthcoming vote about the UK’s EU membership.
As it begins its EU renegotiation, the UK risks antagonising even close allies such as Germany.