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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

OPEC insists it did not intend to drive US shale out of business

OPEC Secretary Mohammad Barkindo said the group did not intend to drive US shale oil producers out of business, in response to US barrels price briefly turning negative in April. In April, the group agreed on the single...

Korean shipbuilders suffer 67% dip in new orders

South Koreas shipbuilders posted 1.18 million compensated gross tons (CGTs) of new orders in the first half of 2020, 67 percent less from the 3.58 million CGTs last year. Globally, new shipbuilding orders plunged 57...

Shanghai shopping event induces consumption in city

Shanghai municipal governments May 5 Shopping Festival helped the citys total consumption over the past two months to return to the same level last year. The festival attracted over 520,000 online sellers and nearly...

Japan's May exports to S. Korea down to 11-year low of 3.66-T won

Japans exported 3.66 trillion won worth of goods to South Korea in May, down 18 percent from last year, which is lowest in 11 years due to the pandemic and trade dispute between the two countries. Japans shipments of...

US refrains from slapping antidumping duties on S. Korean cold-rolled steel

The US refrained from imposing antidumping duties on cold-rolled steel from Hyundai Steel Co. and POSCO, which would help boost trade between the two countries. The US Department of Commerce determined that cold-rolled...

Politics

Donald Trump: POTUS' former lawyer Michael Cohen brought back to jail

There have been a handful of aides of Donald Trump that was sent to jail, including his former lawyer Michael Cohen. In the midst of the pandemic, Cohen was ordered to be brought back to jail to continue serving his...

Donald Trump: Supreme Court rules POTUS's taxes to be released to Grand Jury

For a long time, Donald Trump has tried to evade the efforts to show his tax returns and his other financial records. Now it appears impossible for Trump to evade any longer as the Supreme Court ruled that it be released...

Melania Trump: FLOTUS visits the Mary Elizabeth House

First lady, Melania Trumps Be Best initiative, puts the overall well-being of children front and center. Recently, Mrs. Trump visited the Mary Elizabeth House to personally deliver some care packages to the staff and...

Melania Trump: New tell-all book reportedly 'thrashes the First Lady and here's its release date

Melania Trump will surely hug the headlines again once the new tell-all book about her is published. This can be controversial and filled with explosive claims since the author is the First Ladys former confidante who was...

Science

Paleontologists discover pocket-sized ancestor of the dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are more commonly believed to be large living beings, from being similar in size to a child to as massive as a house or even a small building. However, paleontologists recently discovered fossilized remains of...

Dilophosaurus shown in 'Jurassic Park' is more bird-like than lizard, says scientists

The Dilophosaurus was made famous through the Jurassic Park movie and is shown as having a similar appearance to a lizard. However, a new study finds that the actual Dilophosaurus did not resemble a lizard, but looked more...

NASA: Hubble Space Telescope detects a galaxy moving away from Earth

When it comes to galaxies, many often hear about these celestial objects merging with one another. However, the opposite is not heard about as much. Recently, the Hubble Space Telescope was able to witness just that, with...

New study suggests Cerne Abbas Giant actually dates back to the Medieval period

The Cerne Abbas Giant has been met with some debate regarding its history among archaeologists. Now, a new study suggests that the historic figure may not be as ancient as many may believe it to be. Researchers,...

Technology

‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’: Blizzard confirms release window in fall

Video game companies, for much of the first half of 2020, learned to adjust to new workplace setups due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Even then, Blizzard Entertainment assures fans that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is...

Poco M2 Pro: $200 smartphone with a quad camera and 33W fast charger

After months of leaks and speculations, the Poco M2 Pro has finally been announced by Poco India. Most of the expected specs and features have now been confirmed for the device, and so is the one caveat that some tech fans...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’: The role of Judy Alvarez and Evelyn Parker in V’s upcoming missions

Night City Wire has done its job of keeping the hype up for Cyberpunk 2077, but a welcome bonus was the unveiling of two non-playable characters named Evelyn Parker and Judy Alvarez. Online discussions prove their brief...

‘The Last of Us 2’: Naughty Dog condemns myriad of online death threats targeting cast and devs

The launch of The Last of Us 2 has been bittersweet for Naughty Dog in the few weeks that the game is out in the wild. Aside from high scores from critics, the developers and cast members have been receiving vile comments...
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