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Can't make one of our #BrexitCafes taking place across the UK and Europe? Want to tell us more than you had a chance to?

Join our conversation here and have YOUR say on the future UK-EU relationship:

 

1. Do you think youth’s views have been listened to in the Brexit negotiations?


2. What would be your “one message” to governments and politicians right now?


3. Whatever your views on Brexit, do you think we need a final vote on the exit deal?


4. Do you think one lesson of the Brexit vote is that we need to broaden the pool of the electorate, by including:
a. 16-17 year-olds; b. EU citizens living in the UK
c. UK citizens living in the EU (who have lost their voting rights after 15 years abroad); d. All legal residents of the UK


5. How has the Brexit vote impacted your identity? Has it made you feel more/less:
a. British; b. English, Welsh, Scottish, or N. Irish; c. European; d. Other

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Perhaps one of the most interesting developments in the Brexit debate is the prospect of gaining Estonian E-Residency. With the news of Brexit and with uncertainties continuing to arise, technologically advanced Estonia has offered "E-Residency" to UK citizens. Only requiring an application fee of 100 euros, people can  apply for online residency, even if your reason for applying is as simple as being interested in the idea and process of E-residency. Although applying to the program will...

Annie Wang
by Annie Wang
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Annie Wang

In this The Guardian article, Daniel Boffey explains the push that France is putting on the United Kingdom to increase their compliance to EU environmental regulations. The fear is that with the new Brexit deal, the UK is cheating its way out of strict EU environmental regulations and will soon be able to undercut other member states with its lower regulations. As a student who is concerned with the environment, I believe that this push from President Macron is an important one and one that...

Ann Nguyen
by Ann Nguyen
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Ann Nguyen

Many advocates of a Hard Brexit, such as Boris Johnson and David Davis, believe that Theresa May should scrap the Chequers Plan in favor of the Canadian style Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) agreement. The CETA deal is favorable to some because it eliminates tariffs of 99% of goods between the EU and Canada, including industry tariffs, fish, and agricultural products. Adopting a deal based on these tariffs could be beneficial, with the EU supplying 30% of the UK's food...

Annie Wang
by Annie Wang
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Annie Wang

On the Generation Brexit website, in the subsection “Brexit and the UK Economy, there is a “FT” debate video in which two politically powerful figures (one for and one against Brexit) debate the predicted shocks of Brexit on the UK economy. Firstly, I find debate a very interesting form of information distribution compared to written articles. So often in media, especially in journals and newspapers, there is asymmetric information. The audience often hears one sided-arguments. However, with...

Dylan Polley
by Dylan Polley
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Dylan Polley

The British working class, as they saw it, were excited by trade opportunities with countries outside the European Union. Now that the trade with European countries is significantly more restricted, “leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson proposed adopting a Canada-style trade arrangement that would mean access to, but not membership of, the single market.” It would be the concern of other nations to establish trade with the United Kingdom because the European single market would no longer...

Nithya Reddy
by Nithya Reddy
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Nithya Reddy

Although the Brexit vote and subsequent EU-UK negotiations have dragged on for over two years, there is still little to no clarity regarding what the UK’s relationship with the EU will be after the March 2019 deadline. It’s still unclear how the UK will address the Irish backstop issue and whether or not the UK will stay in the single market or customs union. Due to these uncertainties and the threat of a no-deal Brexit, British domestic policies have been severely affected. British...

Annie Wang
by Annie Wang
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Annie Wang

As trade barriers are intensified, the transportation of goods between countries not only becomes less efficient, but more confusing. In terms of the international distribution of legal drugs, a new economic and health-related threat is introduced not only to the United Kingdom but their trade allies.               According to the BBC article “Firms urged to use other routes if no-deal Brexit threatens vital drugs”, pharmaceutical companies are very concerned with the supply of...

Dylan Polley
by Dylan Polley
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Dylan Polley

When understanding the leave argument, their economic rationality fell to short term effects provided from leaving the European Union. The United Kingdom would no longer be responsible for the economic wellbeing of multiple other countries. Greece undergoing its own financial crisis was significantly hurting Europe’s overall economy, triggering new age lending practices to aid Greece. This is obviously off putting to the United Kingdom, a global superhouse in its own right. In fact, Britain...

Nithya Reddy
by Nithya Reddy
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Nithya Reddy

In the midst of Brexit negotiations, the EU and the UK can’t seem to agree on the Irish border issue. If the UK wishes to leave the EU customs union, the nation must address the border Northern Ireland-Ireland border issue to stop the free flow of EU Ireland goods and UK Northern Ireland goods. While both sides have agreed to not put up a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland (to honor the deal in the Good Friday Agreement), both parties are still having trouble deciding on how...

Annie Wang
by Annie Wang
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Annie Wang

The NYT article talks about thousands congregating in London to protest Brexit. The protesters demonstrated a certain level of vigor in their signs and chants calling for second referendum, as they actively felt that the first one didn't encapsulate their true beliefs about leaving the EU. As a student in the UK, I was unable to attend the protest, but I wish I had. Being a business student in the UK during this time has taught me tremendously about the economic repercussions of Brexit that...

Ann Nguyen
by Ann Nguyen
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Ann Nguyen
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