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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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As Brexit approaches media continues to discuss the economic impact it will bring both nationally and internationally. A crucial player in Britain’s response economically is the Bank of England. We’re anticipating a decrease in GDP growth rate due to the trade barriers of Brexit, so to prevent the rise of inflation,  the Bank of England should attempt to decrease money supply growth through the following mechanisms: increasing the reserve-deposit ratio, selling government bonds and...

Dylan Polley
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Dylan Polley

Trade and economies have been the focus of Brexit negotiations, while women’s rights have been overlooked. U.K. does not have a written constitution. Instead, it operates under Acts of Parliament, court judgments, and conventions. In the past, most protection for equality and social rights in U.K. are derived from the EU treaties and directives such as equal pay, parental leave, anti-harassment, anti-discrimination against maternity, which would all potentially be in jeopardy once U.K....

Mingtong Ma
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Mingtong Ma

Although neither side, from the EU, or from the UK wish to end negotiations in March without a deal, there still seems to be many obstacles in reaching an agreement. While Theresa May has come up with the recently rejected Chequers Deal, which combined elements of both a soft and hard Brexit, the EU (an especially Germany) claim that the deal is an example of ‘cherry picking’ the best terms of EU membership. What’s even more concerning is that May has said that if the Chequers Deal isn’t...

Annie Wang
by Annie Wang
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Annie Wang

Although it may seem to conservatives and nationalists that the economic effects of globalization are harmful to UK sovereignty and power, this is definitely not true. Overall, the benefits of increased access to trade, resources, and human capital bolster the economy and allow for the UK to diversify its own goods and services. Especially because industrial manufacturing, once the stronghold of the UK economy, now exists in China and other countries. Therefore, the UK should be looking to...

Dharaa Rathi
by Dharaa Rathi
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Dharaa Rathi

Why is this happening?

Nithya Reddy
by Nithya Reddy
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Nithya Reddy

In a recent BBC article attached below, the author suggests “Japan ‘would welcome’ the UK to the TPP.” The Japanese prime minister wants the negative economic impact of Brexit on his nation and others to be minimized. He hopes the UK joins the Trans-Pacific Partnership, allowing for easy deals between the UK and nations outside of Europe. Especially after President Trump left the TPP shortly after he was admitted, I understand his eagerness to add an economic powerhouse to this trade...

Dylan Polley
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Dylan Polley

Regardless of my view on Brexit, I do believe their should be a final exit deal. I find that the people of the United Kingdom deserve a final chance to have their voices and opinions heard. I do not feel that this would complicate but rather clarify the situation of Brexit. I find that the Final Exit Decision would not be taken lightly and the situation amongst the people of the UK might likely have changed

Marissa Benavides
by Marissa Benavides
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Marissa Benavides

Regardless of my views on Brexit, I do not believe there should be a final vote on the exit deal. Based on the various political theories my peers and I have studied in class, there appears to be a notable common trend that the state, and more specifically its sovereignty and integrity, is of undeniable importance. That being said, the Brexit deal has already proven to be highly divisive amongst various groups in British society and politics. Rather than allowing tensions to simmer down, a...

Daniel Sudit
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Many young people (myself included) are very annoyed and upset that we haven't been listened to, it is disgraceful that the age group who will be most affected have not had a say. However, we are not the only ones who have been ignored, the vast majority of the UK have been ignored, the only ones who really have a say are in government. In a perfect world, the youth would be listened to just as much as, or maybe more than, the rest of the General Public, however; let's just start with...

Caitlin McDonald-Curry
by Caitlin McDonald-Curry
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Caitlin McDonald-Curry

71 % of 18-24 age group voted to remain in the EU whereas 64% of the 65+ voted to leave the EU. Although every voice matters equally, Brexit will most directly affect the youth who still need to receive education and look for jobs. Shown by the statistics, however, the youth's views were not represented in the result. Youth is frightened and angry about their future that was decided for them. Youth is the future of the country, and their view should be more respected.   

Seungmin Bae
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Seungmin Bae
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