This essay aims at assessing to what extent Brexit can be seen as a legacy of Thatcherism. The first section will explain what is Margaret Thatcher’s peculiar place in the very heterogeneous phenomenon of British Euroscepticism. The second section will analyse the leaderships composition of the main pro-Brexit groups, in order to assess if their political histories as well as their motivations to sustain Brexit can be described as Thatcherite. By drawing data from the many post-vote analysis, the third section will discuss the geographical distribution of the Brexiteer voters as well as the socio-economic contexts in which they prevailed. This will allow to assess if and to what extent Brexiteer voters can be considered as Thatcherite. Finally, the fourth section will assess if and to what extent Brexiteers motivations can be labelled as Thatcherite. All this will allow to fully assess the correct historical per-spective from which to read the Brexit phenomenon.

Bruni, D.M. (2023). Nel nome di Maggie? Per un'analisi della Brexit in prospettiva storica. MONDO CONTEMPORANEO(2-3), 365-396 [10.3280/MON2023-002014].

Nel nome di Maggie? Per un'analisi della Brexit in prospettiva storica

Bruni, Domenico Maria
2023-01-01

Abstract

This essay aims at assessing to what extent Brexit can be seen as a legacy of Thatcherism. The first section will explain what is Margaret Thatcher’s peculiar place in the very heterogeneous phenomenon of British Euroscepticism. The second section will analyse the leaderships composition of the main pro-Brexit groups, in order to assess if their political histories as well as their motivations to sustain Brexit can be described as Thatcherite. By drawing data from the many post-vote analysis, the third section will discuss the geographical distribution of the Brexiteer voters as well as the socio-economic contexts in which they prevailed. This will allow to assess if and to what extent Brexiteer voters can be considered as Thatcherite. Finally, the fourth section will assess if and to what extent Brexiteers motivations can be labelled as Thatcherite. All this will allow to fully assess the correct historical per-spective from which to read the Brexit phenomenon.
2023
Bruni, D.M. (2023). Nel nome di Maggie? Per un'analisi della Brexit in prospettiva storica. MONDO CONTEMPORANEO(2-3), 365-396 [10.3280/MON2023-002014].
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