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Simon Usherwood

Simon Usherwood

Reader in Politics, University of Surrey

Simon Usherwood is Reader in Politics at the Department of Politics, University of Surrey. His research focuses on euroscepticism, both in the UK and across the EU, as well as Anglo-EU relations. In 2016, Simon was Senior Fellow with the ESRC's "UK in a Changing Europe" programme. He is also Treasurer of UACES and co-coordinator of the UACES Collaborative Research Network on Euroscepticism.

Brexit: here's what happens next

Jan 31, 2020 04:36 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Anyone imagining that the UKs withdrawal from the European Union on January 31 might mean things will go quiet on the Brexit front, they are likely to be disappointed. It looks like 2020 will be just as packed as the past...

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal: what's in it and how is it different to Theresa May's version?

Oct 20, 2019 10:18 am UTC| Insights & Views

Against seemingly all the odds, we have a new Brexit deal. As an apparent vindication of UK prime minister Boris Johnsons strategy to ramp up the threat of a no-deal departure from the EU and to force concessions from...

Boris Johnson: what first speech as prime minister suggests is in store for Britain

Jul 28, 2019 11:09 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Boris Johnsons speech outside Number 10 Downing Street his first as prime minister of the United Kingdom was always going to be noteworthy. At last, a genuine Leaver at the head of government, rather than someone...

Global Geopolitics Series

Brexit deal sealed in Brussels: believe it or not, that was the easy bit

Nov 26, 2018 15:59 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

With the centenary of the end of World War I in November, there have been plenty of sombre occasions for European leaders of late. But perhaps none have been quite as sombre as the brief meeting to sign the withdrawal...

Chequers plan: why Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint is not quite dead

Sep 24, 2018 08:04 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The informal meeting of EU leaders in Salzburg on September 19 and 20 was not intended to be primarily about the UK or Brexit. The EU faces serious challenges around internal security and migration that come much higher up...

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Economy

Canceled bookings cost hosts to lose thousands of dollars a month

A number of Airbnb hosts in the United States are planning to sell their properties as well as the furnishings they bought to adorn their homes due to the financial fallout from the pandemic. Canceled bookings cost...

Imports of Japanese beer fell 89 percent to $630,000, while Japanese vehicles dropped 59 percent to $62 million

South Korea imported US$249 million worth of Japanese consumer goods in April, down 37 percent from last year, mainly due to backlash from Korean consumers against Japans export restrictions. Imports of Japanese beer...

The country's economy already struggled before it had to deal with the outbreak.

Indias economy would plummet for the fiscal year of 2020-2021 despite a rebound in activity in the coming months, says the head of Indias central bank Shaktikanta Das. He gave his projection while announcing a slew of...

However, overall exports dipped 1.4 percent in the first quarter.

South Koreas exports of eight new-industry goods in the first-quarter jumped 17 percent from the previous year to $21 billion despite a drop in overall exports. The goods include aviation products and drones, biohealth...

The rise in inequality is attributed to the shrinking wages of low-income households, and a cut down in temporary positions

The income disparity between the top 20 percent and bottom 20 percent of households widened with many of the countrys low-paying jobs being slashed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The average monthly income of households...

Politics

US President Donald Trump tweets his condolences to over 100,000 coronavirus victims

The United States is the country that has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic the hardest. As the death toll has reached over 100,000, President Donald Trump tweeted out his condolences to the loved ones of the...

Joe Biden says he will likely pick his vice president by August 1

Joe Biden is yet to name his pick for his vice president. However, he said that the vetting process would likely be done by July and that he would already decide on a running mate by August 1. In an interview with CNNs...

President Donald Trump's tweets receive fact check warnings, threatens to shut down social media sites

President Donald Trump has been known to engage in Twitter rants, attacking people he does not like on the platform. Following Twitters fact check warnings on some of his recent tweets, Trump threatens to close down the...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf endorses Joe Biden as President

Former vice president Joe Biden has received endorsements from many workers organizations as of late. His latest endorsement comes from Pennsylvanias Governor Tom Wolf. Wolf announced his decision to endorse Biden...

Science

New study suggests asteroid collision did not cause extinction of the dinosaurs

It is widely believed that an asteroid collision on Earth was responsible for the mass extinction of the dinosaurs. However, a new study seems to suggest that it was not the case at all. Express reports that researchers...

Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin reveals how they planted the US flag on the Moon

The historical Apollo 11 mission took place in 1969, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin becoming the first men on the Moon. In uncovered interview footage, Aldrin reveals something about the flag they planted on the...

NASA: Rocosmos says Russia is to begin work on new space station

As NASA and Elon Musks SpaceX program are to make their first-ever launch on American soil, this would mean NASA would no longer rely on Russian space agency Rocosmos for launching its astronauts into space. Rocosmos chief...

Asteroids: Asteroid-comet hybrid spotted by NASA's asteroid warning system

Hybrids of objects seen in space are very rarely sighted, until recently. NASAs asteroid warning system in Hawaii recently spotted one hybrid of an asteroid and a comet known as Trojans. Express reports that astronomers...

Technology

PS Plus free games June 2020: ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ confirmed, second title could be ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ or ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’

Sony is doing things a bit differently with its announcement for the PS Plus free games for June 2020. The first game, Call of Duty: WWII, is already available for PS4 console gamers even before May ended. However, the...

Square Enix reportedly works on ‘Kingdom Hearts’ TV pilot with Unreal Engine

Rumored plans to bring Sora to the TV screens appear to be moving along. Square Enix has been reportedly asked to make the Kingdom Hearts TV series pilot using the Unreal Engine. Square Enix is involved in making...

‘The Sims 5’ listed as an ‘incoming PS5 game’ on PlayStation Magazine

EA and Maxis may have been very quiet about their plans for The Sims 5, but it appears that the PlayStation Magazine is not. The latter listed the next life simulation title as one of the incoming games to Sonys...

Free Games with Gold June 2020: “Sine Mora,” “Destroy all Humans” and other Xbox One and Xbox 360 games next month

Microsoft has officially unveiled the rooster of titles included in its Games with Gold for June 2020. Next months free Xbox One and Xbox 360 games include Destroy all Humans, Sine Mora, Shantae and the Pirates Curse, and...

‘GTA 6’ release date is likely happening in 2023

There has been quite a debate among fans and industry insiders about the release date window of GTA 6. Some of them may have gotten it right, as it now appears that the next game will not be launched until 2023. GTA 6...
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