This tract has come out of some five years of investigating the state of democracy in Britain in particular and Europe in general, after I started analysing general election figures and found an anomaly for 2005. I have written on this before and, if anybody has bought Brexit and Democracy specifically to find out more about this issue, you could go straight to Chapter 12, Was the 2005 general election rigged? Or if you would like more contextual information, you could start at Chapter 11, The UK political cartel tightens or even Chapter 10, Towards catastrophe via crisis.
I have written Brexit and Democracy to be either read through or dipped into. There’s a lot of philosophy in Chapter 6, Heidegger’s diaspora, so you might decide to skip it, but you might find trying to tackle it helps you understand the European integration process and related British politics, especially as far as “authenticity” and “inauthenticity” is concerned.
Whatever your views on European integration, I hope you find Brexit and Democracy a useful resource. But, more than that, I hope you enjoy it.
Cambridge, June 2017