The Closing of the British Mind? Brexit, EU academics, and government advice

education-of-the-masses_890x500Rightly or wrongly, the Brexit vote is widely perceived as being (among other things) an attack upon academic expertise. This can be neatly demonstrated by this anecdote of one exchange I had on Twitter:

*Daily Express front page headline: NEW EU PLOT TO TAX BRITISH EVERYTHING*

Me (quoting Express headline): This is nonsense. *Again*, the UK has a veto over EU tax law.

Troll: No, the EU is plotting to take control of our taxes.

Me: The veto is set out in Articles 113 and 115 TFEU.

Troll: No, the EU is plotting to take control of our taxes.

Me: OK then. Have a nice day in your post-truth world.

Troll: Patronising c***.

Me: *blocks*.

Read more here ….

 

Author :  Steve Peers
Source :  http://eulawanalysis.blogspot.co.uk
Original Publication Date :  8 Oct 2016
Article Link :  http://eulawanalysis.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/the-closing-of-british-mind-brexit-eu.html
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