Those who campaigned for Brexit promised a bright and prosperous future – with a booming economy and a healthier democracy. But they also had another agenda: to deregulate our economy, undermining rights and protections, and to blame migrants for the results of government and corporate failings. 

The UK may have left the EU, but Brexit is only just beginning. In the coming months and years, as Britain leaves the orbit of the EU, we will begin to feel its real consequences. But unless we can bring together the these consequences and tell a coherent story about them, Brexit will be experienced as a series of disconnected shocks. 

Brexit Spotlight exists to ensure meaningful accountability in the post-Brexit era, and to build campaigns and initiatives which push back. We will:

  • Collate and investigate the consequences of Brexit as they happen, and tell a coherent story about them
  • Point to, and be an active part of developing, campaigns that seek to address the injustices arising from Brexit
  • Play a part in rebuilding an alternative vision for the UK’s future and a close, progressive relationship with Europe

In seeking to hold decision-makers to account on the fallout of Brexit, we will measure outcomes against:

  • Promises that were made by campaigners and politicians in the referendum of 2016 and subsequent elections
  • Impact on rights and protections that were once enshrined in EU law
  • Impact on livelihoods: jobs, pay and conditions

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Who we are

Brexit Spotlight is an initiative of Another Europe is Possible

Brexit Spotlight is edited by Luke Cooper, an associate researcher and consultant based at LSE IDEAS, the in-house foreign policy think tank of the London School of Economics. He is the author of Authoritarian Contagion; The Global Threat to Democracy (Bristol University Press, 2021) and Authoritarian protectionism in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe: diversity, commonality and resistance (LSE IDEAS, 2021). He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Sussex and, in his academic research, has developed the programme of Historical Sociology in International Relations, with a focus on national identity, nationalism and the theory of uneven and combined development. Dr Cooper has also written and commented extensively on the Brexit process. He is the co-host of the Another Europe podcast, a co-founder of the Another Europe Is Possible campaign and author of the report, The fundamental problems in the UK-EU trade deal and how it can be reformed, which outlines a roadmap for building a new UK-EU relationship.