ENG2501 - Semester Topic - Autumn 2020
The topic for this semester is to Britain’s relations with the EU over the period of time the course covers. We will look at the EU-policies of Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair and David Cameron. Particular emphasis will be placed on the background to the referendum on EU membership (Brexit) in 2016, and on the various issues that were at stake in the subsequent negotiations between the British government and the EU
After completing this course, you:
- have gained an understanding of, and insight into the EU-related policies of the successive British governments from 1975 to the present.
- can analyse the central issues which have been at stake in the negotiations between the UK and the EU over Brexit