Saturday, December 03, 2016

Podcast of the launch of Transatlantic Relations After the Election: Next Generation Perspectives

A recording of the event on Monday 28 November to discuss the publication of the report 'New Challenges, New Voices: Next Generation Viewpoints on Transatlantic Relations'.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Speaking in Berlin, London and Ottawa

I'll be in Berlin, London and Ottawa over the next two weeks. Events detailed below.

Berlin: Dahrendorf Forum Workshop series 'Brexit and Europe', 24-25 November.

London: I'll be chairing the event 'Transatlantic Relations after the Election: Next generation perspectives', Monday 28 November, 6:30-8pm, LSE

Ottawa: I'll be speaking at the University of Ottawa, 'Goodbye Britannia? Brexit and Britain's Approach to International Relations' 12-1:30pm, 1 December, University of Ottawa. 

Ottawa: I'll also be speaking to the LSE's Ottawa alumni group at 6:30pm on 1 December. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Transatlantic Relations After the Election: Next Generation Perspectives

On Monday 28 November I'll be chairing the following discussion on the future of transatlantic relations with some of the contributors to a report I edited this summer. 

Details here: 

Monday 28th November, 6.30-8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE 

A Dictionary of Brexit

The vote by the British people to leave the European Union has given rise to a plethora of new words such as 'Brexit'. 'Brexit' itself is now defined in the Oxford English dictionary as: (noun) A term for the potential departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Below I've listed some of the other words and phrases - some common, some not so common - that have been invented to define what Brexit means. I've begun to link to examples where I can find them, but this will take some time so please bear with me. 

I'll update this page as I find new words or they emerge (and will get around to putting them all into alphabetical order). Please email me with any suggestions, examples and links - 


Soft Brexit
Hard Brexit
Long Brexit
Part Brexit
Bloody Brexit
Dirty Brexit
Fifty shades of Brexit (and Article 50 Shades of Brexit)
Unprotected Brexit
Dogs Brexit
Bruck off
'Brexitjuice, Brexitjuice, Brexitjuice'
Brexit wound
Brexit through the gift shop
101 Brexits
Full English Brexit
Continental Brexit
Brexit over easy
Smexit ('smart Brexit')

Other EU member states/regions

Austria - Auxit
Denmark - Dexit
France - Frexit
Greece - Grexit
Netherlands - Nexit

Clexit (withdrawal from climate change agreements)
USA: American Brexit (i.e. Donald Trump)
Canadexit (people fleeing to Canada to escape Trump or Brexit)

Film, TV and Song Versions
(Credit for some of these goes to the wonderful Facebook Group, 'I'm sorry I haven't a clue appreciation society.')

The Good the Bad and the Brexit
Brexit Actually
Brexit through the looking glass
Minority Brexit
The Neverending Brexit
2016 A Brexit Odyssey 
I, Brexit
A Brexit Too Far
Brexit Day
Never Gonna Give You Brexit
Inglorious Brexit
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Brexit
The Seven Year Brexit
Crazy Little Thing Called Brexit
House of the Rising Brexit
Carry On Brexit
Gone With the Brexit
Deep Brexit
Now That's What I Call Brexit!
Brexit at Tiffany's
No Brexit No Cry
Show Me The Way to Brexit
A Hard Day's Brexit
Magical Mystery Brexit
The Nightmare Before Brexit
Debbie Does Brexit
The Incredible Brexit
There Once Was an Ugly Brexit
Billion Dollar Brexit
Monty Python's The Meaning Of Brexit
The Hitchhikers Guide to Brexit
You Got Brexit!
Brexit, Minister
The Brexit Show
1001 Things to do Before you Brexit
A Tale of Two Brexits (It was the best of Brexit, it was the worst of Brexit...)
Much Ado About Brexit
The Brexit Chronicles 
No Brexit Please, We're British
Brexit Recall
Waiting for Brexit
The Man From Brexit

00Brexit (see here for a piece discussing Bond, Brexit and Trump)

A View to a Brexit
A Spectre of Brexit.
Brexit and Let Brexit
Brexit Another Day
Brexit is Forever
Brexit is Not Enough
Brexit Never Dies
From Brexit with Love
Leave and Let Die
Licence to Brexit
Quantum of Brexit
You only Brexit twice

Updated 25 November 2016.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Speaking events next week: University of Delaware, LSE Philadelphia alumni group and Princeton

I'll be speaking about Brexit next week at:

Monday 14 Nov: LSE Philadelphia alumni group. Details here.

Tuesday 15 Nov: University of Delaware. Details here

Wednesday 16 Nov: Princeton University. Details here

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Lecture at the US Naval War College

On 17 October I gave a lecture at the US Naval War College in Newport, RI, on the topic 'Brexit and Britain's approach to international relations'. You can watch the lecture on YouTube.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Why it was not alright on the EU referendum night

Back in June 2015 I wrote a piece for E!Sharp setting out why the EU referendum, then a year away, might not go the way many in the UK or EU hoped. In this piece for E!Sharp I look back on the 15 questions I asked in June 2015.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Brexit: A Crash Course at NYU

Please join us for a three-part course with Dr. Tim Oliver, Dahrendorf Fellow at the London School of Economics and Visiting Scholar at New York University.

Class 1: Britain and the EU -- Examines the history of the EU's development, Britain's part in it and Europe's place in British politics.
Thursday, 27 October 2016

Class 2: The Referendum Campaign, Vote and Outcome -- Examines why the referendum was called and why the British people voted to leave the EU.
Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Class 3: The Aftermath -- What will Brexit mean for Britain, the EU and others?
Tuesday, 8 November 2016

This three class course is intended as a basic introduction to Britain's exit from the EU, also known as 'Brexit'. The course will explore the background to the UK's vote by looking at the history of UK-EU relations, will explore more recent developments to explain why the vote happened, before examining what the vote tells us about the UK, the EU and Western politics more broadly, and where Britain and the EU might go next. The class is open to anybody interested in the topic and, while focused largely on political analysis, some economics, international relations and legal issues will be explored. The course assumes some knowledge of EU and UK politics, but brief explanation of both will be given where necessary. 

Dr. Tim Oliver is a Dahrendorf Fellow at the London School of Economics and an authority on Brexit and UK-EU relations, having written over a hundred journal articles, book chapters, reports, papers and comment pieces on the topic. A former Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he has also taught at University College London and the London School of Economics, held research positions in Berlin and Washington, D.C., and worked in the European Parliament and the House of Lords. Further details of his work can be found at 

This event is open to the public. Please click here to RSVP for the event. 

Please contact if you have any questions. 

For Dr. Oliver's profile please click here.

Course Structure

Class 1: Britain and the EU (Thu Oct 27: 12:30-2pm)
Questions covered: Why was the EU founded? Why did the UK join late? Has the UK been ‘an awkward partner’ or ‘a quiet European’? What have the rest of the EU felt about the UK’s role? How has the EU changed and how much of this has the UK shaped? Why has the issue of Europe been so divisive in British politics?

Class 2: The Referendum campaign, vote and outcome (Wed Nov 2: 12-1:30pm)
Questions covered: Why was the referendum called? What did David Cameron secure in his renegotiation of the UK’s membership? How did the campaign unfold? What key issues emerged during the campaign? Why did the Leave side win? How did Britain vote? What divisions have been observed?

Class 3: The Aftermath (Tues Nov 8: 3-4:30pm)
Questions covered: What happens now in the Brexit negotiations? What does ‘Brexit means Brexit’ actually mean? What does the vote mean for the UK politically, economically and strategically? What will it mean for the EU and ideas of European integration? What might it mean for the USA, the transatlantic relationship and wider international relations? Where does it leave ideas and theories of European integration/disintegration? How important is Brexit for Britain, the EU and the world?
Other sources: Even before the referendum there was no shortage of academic and political analysis of the UK-EU relationship. The referendum gave rise to a new supply of analysis. Some of the best sources are: UK in a Changing Europe;the Centre for European ReformOpen EuropeLSEUCL; and the House of Commons Library. You can also still visit the sites of the official leave and remaincampaigns.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Brexit: Sociological Responses

Out soon with a chapter by me, 'The EU and Brexit: Processes, Perspectives and Prospects'. More details: