Welcome to the special issue of the Think Tank Review on the UK referendum, compiled by the EU Council Library (click to share on Twitter).
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This is the second time that the UK has held a referendum on Europe. The first was in 1975, barely two years after accession. That time, ‘yes’ won with 67.2%.
On 23 June 2016, following an intense and passionate campaign, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The Leave camp won by 51.9%, although there were significant differences accross the country. The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with over 33 million people voting.
This special issue provides links to both the full text and a short abstract of all the papers on the UK referendum published by major international think tanks between February and June 2016.
As always, feedback is welcome firstname.lastname@example.org eu. The next standard Think Tank Review will be out in July 2016, with papers published in June 2016.