Brexit blogs: Introduction

Brexit: Whose Voices? Which Britain?

The Brexit vote has proved a real watershed moment in UK politics. It has made visible deep divisions within and between communities and substantive differences in the way we think about our interests and goods. However, this vote was a complex rather than a simple phenomenon, and it will take us some time to understand its implications for our future: local, regional, national, continental and global.

On June 23rd 2016, 51.9% of voting UK citizens opted to leave the European Union.

On June 23rd 2016, 51.9% of voting UK citizens opted to leave the European Union.

The members of our Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice work with both the most socio-economically impoverished communities in the UK, those experiencing acute forms of relational poverty, as well as those who are bearing the brunt of ecological change, conflict and forced displacement globally. We are a group of people who are committed to talking about the complexity of this work and the ways that it might be possible to talk about the search for local, national and global common goods.

In paying careful attention to the particularity of our own work and localities we hope to be able to speak of what is truly universal and shared. On our Articles page you will find a series of blog pieces - our 'Brexit blogs' - written in the light of last week’s vote, by members of our Centre and by others who are exploring their own particular UK contexts in the light of CST.

The blog pieces will be put up gradually over the next few weeks, so do check for new posts.

Anna Rowlands (University of Durham) | @AnnaRowlands1

Daniel Hale (CAFOD) | @danielhale