Episode 6 Episode Notes – Find the Episode HERE
If you do nothing else, make sure you download and complete the ‘Ep 6 Listen Along Guide’ to make sure that you get the most from this episode. Pay particular attention to the final section that highlights the relevant essay areas in which a detailed discussion of Brexit might be relevant!
If you want to have a little bit of a laugh, look at “Foil, Arms, and Hog’s” funny Brexit ‘Divorce’ Video!
Brexit Map (New York Times – 24th June, 2016). Examine the map and try and account for some of the regional variation. In particular pay attention to the percentages for each areas of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland). Are there long-term consequences for the structural integrity of the UK as a whole? Why might the DUP not support a Brexit deal?
For a good summary of the Brexit Process and the possible implications, check out Channel 4’s good short video here.
Dig deeper by looking into the follow podcasts suggested in this episode.
Link to the Irish Times “Inside Politics” Podcast with Simon Carswell.
Link to RTE’s “Brexit Republic” podcast with Tony Connelly.
Finally, for a useful ‘Long Read’, The Irish Times’ Fintan O’Toole is always worth a look. In particular, you might want to start with his take on “Are the English ready for self-government?”. You could also look out for his book ‘Heroic Failure’ (see a review here from The Guardian).
For a counter argument about why Fintan O’Toole is wrong about Brexit, see John Lloyd’s article here.