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This is the home of 'A Diet of Brussels', a podcast about Britain and the European Union. Regular episodes have been uploaded since May 2015, when David Cameron (remember him?) won the general election and committed the UK to a referendum.


Episodes up to June 2016 focused on explaining particular aspects of UK-EU relations, how the EU works and stuff to do with the referendum itself. Since then, we've moved to longer pieces to consider where we are and where we might be going. So if you're feeling a bit lost, then let us guide through it all.

We're also interviewing key people in the debate: campaigners, politicians, academics, journalists and so on. We give these people space to articulate their views, so you can see where they're coming from.


The episodes draw on the current political and media debate, but if you have a particular question you'd like answered, then please drop us a line, using the contact form on this website.


'A Diet of Brussels' is run by Simon Usherwood. Simon is a Professor in Politics with many years' experience of researching UK-EU relations and euroscepticism. Drawing on his experience of discussing the EU with lots of different groups of people, this is his own contribution to the debate.


This is Simon's work (and opinions) alone, for which he's not been paid or supported by anyone, although he has been part of the UK in a Changing Europe programme. To know more about the project, listen to Episode 1: An odd start.


And the name? Put it this way - it's what you've got for the next couple of years.


And the logo? That's done by @Berlaymonster, Brussels' finest gin-drinking, photoshopping puppet.

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