Talk about Brexit in PPE Personal Statement?

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    I apply for PPE and I thought about mentioning Brexit in my personal statement as it is obviously political. I am just not sure if it is a good idea, especially because I am not British, but German. Do you think it would be okay or should I rather avoid it? I wouldn't mention it like "Leaving the EU is dumb, half Britain is racist" or something like that, I would talk about the causes and consequences and try not to judge anything directly
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    I don't see why it's not OK to mention, as long as it's done in the right way, focusing on your interest on the political (theoretical) aspect of it
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    If you apply it in a historical context it would be great, perhaps link it to the British Empire, say how it might impact globalisation, link it a book you read but I certainly wouldn't discuss consequences in a judgemental manner, that's all speculation at the moment and irrelevant to political and economic theory. Perhaps discuss the increase in far right and far left movements across Europe.
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    (Original post by scblx)
    I apply for PPE and I thought about mentioning Brexit in my personal statement as it is obviously political. I am just not sure if it is a good idea, especially because I am not British, but German. Do you think it would be okay or should I rather avoid it? I wouldn't mention it like "Leaving the EU is dumb, half Britain is racist" or something like that, I would talk about the causes and consequences and try not to judge anything directly
    It's a very good idea. If you're interested and have something to say about it, then do so - there is no reason at all to avoid it.
 
 
 
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