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On 23 June, the United Kingdom held the historic Brexit referendum to decide whether to remain in or leave the European Union. The referendum resulted in a vote to leave, but only by a small margin – 52% to 48%.

For the UK to leave the EU it has to invoke an agreement called Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

Read and listen to our academics’ commentary on the implications of Brexit.

Secure and safe after Brexit

Dr Stephen Hoadley says the potential economic damage caused by Brexit has been thoroughly deplored by policy analysts, but will Western security be equally threatened by this "seismic event"?

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Doing business in Brexit Europe - NZ needs to hold its nerve

Dr Maureen Benson-Rea looks at New Zealand's relationship with Europe and the UK post-Brexit.

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Just a little local difficulty?

Professor Tim Hazeldine thinks nobody knows the truth with respect to what will happen to Britain and the rest of us as a result of the Brexit referendum.

Opportunity for more united, integrated Europe? Or coping with the unexpected?

Professor David Mayes' fear is that European leaders are going to take this opportunity to make Europe worse off.

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8 reasons why Brexit may have failed

Professor Prasanna Gai talks to The New Zealand Herald about some of the reasons the Brexit mob may have lost it.

Britain votes to leave

Stephen Hoadley, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland, talks about the implications of the British vote to leave the EU.

Brexit victory - What happens next?

Britain has voted clearly in favour of leaving the EU. NZHerald's Liam Dann speaks to Jennifer Curtin and David Shearer about what happens next.

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Brexit and New Zealand: not a pretty picture

If Britain votes to leave the European Union, what impact will that have on New Zealand?

The power of the scapegoat in the Brexit result

When Dr Neal Curtis sat down to write this piece, the Brexit result had just come in from Hartlepool, a town where almost 70% of voters decided they wanted to leave the European Union.