Business Briefs

The British Coalition Government

This brief examines the political trajectory and longevity of the British coalition government within the context of its relationship to fellow European Member States and the EU. This paper also examines how deliverable the coalition government’s political agenda is, and how the onset of the coalition government makes the UK look more like its continental counterparts. However, the coalition in fact signals a divergence from the UK’s past movement toward Europe, and should the Lib-Dem-Conservative coalition collapse, it is likely to herald an unprecedented move towards euroskepticism and a renegotiation of the UK’s membership of the EU.

  • The Domestic Political Situation
  • Political Agenda
  • The Coalition Government and Europe
  • The European Financial Crisis


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