From eating cake to crashing out: constructing the myth of a no-deal Brexit

  title={From eating cake to crashing out: constructing the myth of a no-deal Brexit},
  author={S. Kettell and P. Kerr},
  journal={Comparative European Politics},
This article traces the emergence and development of claims that the 2016 referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union delivered a mandate for a so-called no-deal Brexit. Utilising Lacanian ideas about group mobilisation combined with a detailed content analysis and evidence drawn from polling data, it shows that this no deal narrative should be viewed as a discursive project that was constructed by a section of Leave campaigners relatively late into the Brexit process amidst growing… Expand

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