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Zrozumieć walijczyków w Ich politycznych decyzjach.
TO Understand the Welsh in their Political Decisions

Author(s): Grzegorz Libor
Subject(s): Present Times (2010 - today), EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Politics and Identity
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Brexit; Wales; referendum; political preferences; national identity;

Summary/Abstract: Brexit is one of the most important events that dominated the media discourse in 2017. The decision of the residents of the United Kingdom to leave the EU structures will certainly have not only serious economic consequences, but also political, social and cultural ones, both for the United Kingdom itself and for residents of countries that will stay in the European Union. While analysing the results of the referendum, which took place on 23rd June 2016, it can be seen that the majority of voters in England and Wales voted in favour of leaving the European Union, while those in Scotland and Northern Ireland supported the United Kingdom remaining in the EU structures. The aim of the article is to explain why the majority of voters in Wales were in favour of the United Kingdom exit from the European Union and to indicate potential benefits or losses resulting from the decision taken.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 50
  • Page Range: 1-12
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish