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The Brexit mess could lead to a break-up of a no longer United Kingdom

As England agonises over Brexit, divisions have emerged in other parts of the UK, especially in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Lens

Unlocking the fear and myths around 'African gangs' in Melbourne

A moral panic and sensationalist media reporting demonstrates how rhetoric can promote fear and intolerance.

Lens
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Conservatives no longer a shoo-in as UK voters head to the polls

Beneath the sudden, heightened security of the campaign due to terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, the UK general election is a tale of difference: different leaders, different campaigns, different classes and different nations.

Politics
Dr Ben Wellings

As Brexit begins, Australia mustn’t get caught up in Britain’s post-imperial fantasies

After nine months of uncertainty the moment has finally arrived: the British government will today officially serve notice that it will withdraw from the European Union.

Politics

Brexit, Trump and the TPP mean Australia should pursue more bilateral trade agreements

Brexit, Trump’s protectionist agenda and the debacle of getting everyone to ratify the unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are all a global trend towards bilateral trade agreements.

Business
Trump can kill deals

Trump can kill trade deals but he can’t kill globalisation

2016 will go down as a watershed year for all the wrong reasons: Britain’s EU exit faces strong opposition; Syria remains plunged in civil war.

Business