Brexit Wales: Biting off the hand that feeds you

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Series Details 06.07.17
Publication Date 06/07/2017
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Martin Shipton argues that cultural and communication gaps, and a weak indigenous media, led to the surprise Brexit result in Wales in June 2016. 52.5% of voters in Wales backed Leave, compared with 47.5% supporting Remain.

The vote for Brexit in the UK country that had profited more than others from the EU in financial terms was a shocking tale of how an alienated and ill–informed electorate made a decision based on misconceptions that was almost certainly against its own best interests.

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ESO: Find more information on Wales and the EU Referendum, 23 June 2016
ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union

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