Generation Brexit

UK's and EU's Common Future

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The Brexit negotiations started on 19 June 2017 and will be going on till about October 2018. As of yet, however, there is little certainty on where we will end up. In the coming months, you will often hear about the meetings between the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier and the UK Brexit Secretary David Davis. Now's as good time as any to start thinking what the future relationship between the UK and the EU could look like.   

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It's clear that there are still some serious questions still to the UK's Brexit position but I'd ask you to read the attached report by Swiss foreign policy think tank Foraus, who have identified a possible 'solution' to Brexit given the government's red lines.    They suggest a model based on the little known FIN-EFTA association whereby Finland had associate membership of EFTA back in 1961, a similar UK-EFTA association agreement would allow  restrictions  on freedom of movement as...

Michael Shaw
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Brexit is all but an easy issue, the magnitude of this process is such that two years seem to be insufficient for a divorce. The clock is now ticking and a deal should be agreed for the benefit of both, the UK and the EU. There is a tremendous range of fields for which a deal should be concluded, but first and foremost, a trade deal seems to be a logical starting point. Britain's economy is significantly dependant on the EU, and so is the EU on the UK, in 2016 the UK's exports to the Union...

Pol Salvat
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The UK leaving the EU will, eventually, radically change the political landscape, but the climate won’t sit by waiting for the Brexit-negotiations to finish. Today, August 2, marks ' Earth Overshoot Day ', which means that we’ve now used more resources than our planet can renew during a year. This day takes place almost five days earlier every year, but it's hardly something to celebrate, since it means that the resources used for the rest of 2017 are unsustainable . The UK has...

Tollak Bowitz
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Tollak Bowitz

Apparently Liam Fox is open to ignore food and animal welfare standards so that he can get his "very big, very powerful" trade deal with Trump. He's open to putting chlorine washed chicken and meat full of hormones into our market which absolutely gives me the boke. As a consumer I definitely do not want these kind of products on the market. 

JForster
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The Brexit negotiations, which have officially started this month, are meant to last until 2019 and would presumably end in a positive manner for all the actors involved. Or so the theory goes! Unfortunately, last year’s events and public statements have hurled us into a world of unpredictability, where an often unchecked rhetoric went from a “hard” to a “soft” and now an “open” Brexit with little regard for those who really matters – the citizens. In this author opinion the key priority...

Mihai Sebe
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Almost 60% of UK businesses say leaving the EU hasn't changed their investment plans. On the other hand, among the 357 businesses that were asked by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), 40% said Brexit had already changed things for the worse. The recent meeting between Brexit advisors, ministers and businesses is a sign that this finally is taken seriously, and we can only hope close cooperation will continue during the negotiations. However, there are great differences between...

Tollak Bowitz
by Tollak Bowitz
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Tollak Bowitz

Whist the EU side of the negotiations has remained largely unchanged from its statements back in 2016 following the Brexit vote, the same stance cannot be said of the UK. It is important that the UK be as transparent as possible to ensure that UK citizens are able to make the government accountable to its word, or else the EU's bargaining chip will go greater and greater as time ticks closer to the end two years later...

Janis Wong
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Janis Wong

A big problem with Brexit is how much energy it takes up. Brexit's complexity is fairly obvious from all the news media, but all this white noise has drowned out the fact that while the Brexit negotiations continue life is continuing.  Our government's energy is focused on the massive Brexit task at hand, while there are many other issues take a back seat. The government needs to continue to work towards helping everyone within the UK flourish, as well as showing the rest of the world that...

Isabel Flanagan
by Isabel Flanagan
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Isabel Flanagan

I think we should continue to remain part of agencies such as Euratom because creating new versions will only create more and more unnecessary busy-work that gets in the way of actually getting anything worthwhile done. We already have the framework for cooperation so it seems crazy to let it go to waste. 

Alice Stewart
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I believe that if we want to imagine the best option for our common future, we should look at Norway. Even though it is not a member state, Norway boasts the closest relationship to the EU, being a member of the EFTA and the EEA. A deal delivering this kind of access to the single market would avoid undesirable economic consequences such as those would affect London's ability to sell financial services across Europe.

Manuela Cristiano
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