Robert Tombs

What’s so British about Brexit?

The European reasons for why Britain left the EU

By Robert Tombs

Europe

Only a ‘good’ Brexit can stop Scottish independence

The nationalists oppose Brexit, while proclaiming that it will bring about the independence they dream of

By Robert Tombs

Europe

Coronavirus has exposed the EU’s greatest flaw

A weaker EU is not necessarily more accommodating: perhaps the contrary

By Robert Tombs

Europe

In defense of the British Empire

If the Empire was a system of exploitation, it was a very inept one

By Robert Tombs

Europe

How will post-Brexit Britain find its way in the world?

Those who believe Britain can only trade effectively with the nearest markets know little history

By Robert Tombs

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