Centre for Research in Communication and Culture


5 December 2017

IAS Lecture: Brexit: The result of rising inequality, not rising immigration

Presented By Professor Danny Dorling, University of Oxford

About this event

Immigration has been suggested as the reason for why a narrow majority of people in the UK voted for Brexit. The concept was used to stoke up fear in areas of low immigration, however immigration is not what sets the UK apart from other EU nations as unusual. The real reason for the Brexit vote was widespread and rising dissatisfaction with living standards as a result of rising inequalities. This talk concentrates on that and the first signs of a possible fall in economic inequality, possibly partly as a consequence of the Brexit vote.

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