The Loneliness of an Anglo-European: A Pathology
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Euroscepticism is evolving in the face of the economic downturn and immigration. The UK Independence Party in Britain and the Five Star Movement in Italy are recent beneficiaries. There has been an abrogation of responsibility by EU politicians and civil servants, as well as national politicians and journalists who have failed to convey the EU story—including its shortcomings. The vacuum has been filled by UKIP and the Five Star Movement. The newspapers’ discursive construction of the EU is pivotal in informing the public. Instead they have sold the pubic short. The author reflects on his personal narrative and how it has provided a motivation for research.