Economics & Economy

Yes, the Brexit is about immigration

Jun 24, 2016
Golda Arthur

Brexit was in large part driven by an anti-immigration backlash, but exactly what kind of immigration was in the firing line?

Not just the migrants who have been in our headlines for the last year, the flow of refugees moving out of Syria and the Middle East and crossing in boats and trucks to Europe.

The target for this hardened stance on immigration was Europe itself: in particular, Eastern Europeans from countries like Poland, who have been moving to Britain in large numbers over the past decade or so.

What does Brexit mean for you?

Jun 24, 2016
Kim Adams

What happened?

Kai Ryssdal

There's a context slice of the Brexit story that we need to get to before the day is done -- the place that Thursday's vote has in the global economy, and in history, really.

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers wrote a quick post last night for The Washington Post. We got him on his cell phone Friday to talk more about it:

The future of the Bank of England's governor

Jun 24, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about a drop in the value of the British pound following the recent Brexit vote; David Cameron's decision to step down as prime minister; and whether the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, will remain in his position. 

What U.S. leaders have to say about Brexit

Jun 24, 2016
Greta Hallberg

The final votes were tallied early Friday morning and the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, rattling global markets. Here are the official statements about the news from major U.S. players:

The Federal Reserve:

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