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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

US slaps 5.41% anti-dumping tariff on S. Korean, Vietnam wind towers

The US slapped a 5.41 percent anti-dumping tariff on imported wind towers from South Korea and Vietnam for being sold at less than fair value. The US Department of Commerce is set to make an official order imposing the...

France to utilize 'railway highways' in achieving greener economy

France will develop railway highways to carry food and other goods to minimize the delivery by trucks to reduce the countrys carbon footprint. According to French Prime Minister Jean Castex, a fresh food train linking...

S. Korea to deliver $5.15-M assistance to 6 countries

South Korea will provide over $5 million to assist the emerging economies of Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Colombia, and Haiti in helping deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and pursue digital and green development...

Portugal to speed up renewable hydrogen projects in polluting sectors

The Portuguese government has selected 37 consortiums interested in building production units of green energy in the country. Portugal is preparing an application to Europes Important Project of Common European Interest...

German automotive industry optimistic of export prospects

Export expectations in Germanys manufacturing sector rose in July to 6.9 points from the -2.2 in the previous month with the automotive industry among the most optimistic due to economic recovery in many...

Politics

Ivanka Trump: Mary Trump warns of cousin's possible political interests

Donald Trumps eldest daughter, White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump is often present at political events alongside her father. However, Mary Trump warns that it is possible for Ivanka as well as Donald Trump Jr. to try...

Michelle Obama: Former FLOTUS wishes husband Barack a happy birthday in latest update

August 4 was former president Barack Obamas birthday with many Americans who have supported him throughout his two terms in office sending him their birthday wishes. Former first lady Michelle Obama posted an especially...

Joe Biden: Former VP blasts Donald Trump as US COVID-19 death toll approaches 160,000

The United States accounts for over one-fourth of coronavirus infections in the whole world, making it the worst-hit country. As the deaths from the pandemic approach 160,000, former vice president Joe Biden blasts Donald...

Barack Obama: Malik Obama slams half-brother and says ex-POTUS is 'cold' and 'ruthless'

Former President Barack Obamas Kenyan half-brother Malik Obama is currently promoting his new memoir. Malik reveals a rift in the family, slamming his half-brother and calling him cold and ruthless. The Daily Mail...

Science

NASA: Agency releases a photo of a massive star system explosion

Even as the world is battling aa pandemic, there are still spectacular phenomena occurring in space. NASA recently shared an image of a massive explosion that happened within a star system. NASAs Chandra X-ray...

COVID-19: Report finds athletes perform better in empty stadiums

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many all over the world to stay indoors, including athletes. With many sporting events getting cancelled this year, a new report claims that the lack of an audience present at the stadiums...

Climate change: Study reveals that glaciers in New Zealand melted in 2018 were a result of human activity

One of the major problems the world faces today is climate change, as the rising temperatures bring forth serious consequences that could affect the distant future. A new study about the New Zealand glaciers back in 2018...

Mars mission: Scientist claims Red Planet mission may bring back bacteria that could harm the Earth

It is only seen in fiction, where bacteria from outer space turns one thing into a potentially harmful being. One expert claims it may really be the case with the Mars mission, saying that astronauts may bring back harmful...

Technology

‘Valorant’ patch 1.05 delivers Deathmatch mode but initially in limited availability

The Deathmatch mode is one of the highly requested game modes in Valorant. Riot Games delivers it shortly after the games full release as it is included in the patch 1.05 notes. However, there are current limitations to...

OnePlus Nord open sales begin Aug. 6 for customers in India

OnePlus has taken yet another unique approach in selling its newest smartphone, the mid-range OnePlus Nord. Aside from its launch is limited to India and Europe, it was also offered through pre-booking after its official...

‘Marvel’s Avengers’ to include Spider-Man exclusively for PlayStation players

One of the most awaited video games to be released later this year is the Marvels Avengers, and it appears that PlayStation players will have some advantages. Sony recently confirmed the leaks that the playable character...

‘Halo Infinite’ listing suggests it’s a ‘battle royale shooting’ game

Halo Infinite has been one of the most anticipated titles in the Xbox community, especially with a next-generation console arriving this year. However, information spotted from the Xbox Japan website suggests fans of the...

Fans insist there are ‘GTA 6’ Easter eggs on ‘GTA V’ airport doors

Rockstar Games cannot blame fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise if they keep speculating on the supposed announcement or release date of GTA 6. More recently, some players are claiming they may have spotted Easter eggs...
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