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I would love to see the UK hold European Parliament elections in May. If the government is going to ignore calls for a people's vote, it would be interesting to see how the public votes in these elections. Would the candidates be extremely polarised between pro-EU and anti-EU views? Would the turnout be much higher than usual? How much support has  the British pro-European movement gained and would it be reflected in the results of these elections? I think these elections could be used as a...

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We need to have indicative votes in parliament to see what would actually command a majority. I think a few more MPs may swing behind May's deal, especially after the people's vote march and petition to revoke article 50, but it's still in doubt whether it will pass. Without a clear idea of what actually could be passed in parliament, how can we move forward? 

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With another people's vote march scheduled for the 23rd, do you think it will have any impact on the process? Considering the turnout was so massive at the last march, if this one can match the first one it will be another great display of pro-Europeanism. The people's vote campaign had a lot of momentum after the first march, then this momentum appeared to fade away for a while. Do you think this march will reinvigorate the campaign, or is it too late now? 

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Britain’s reasons for joining the EU were based on economic rationale.Since the very beginning, we have lacked an emotional, political attachment to the European project, without being able to build up a widespread pro-European movement based on more emotional arguments. I hope that Brexit has sparked the beginning of such a movement.   

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Today Theresa May confirmed that the next vote in parliament will be held by 12 March, just 17 days before Brexit day. Even if the deal is exactly the same, or only has very minor changes, maybe a majority of MPs will be more likely to vote for it no matter what, given that we will be on the edge of a no deal.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47336501  With three cabinet ministers suggesting that Brexit should be delayed if the deal is voted down again by parliament, perhaps we are seeing some politicians start to come to their senses about the disastrous impact of a no deal. The threat of leaving without a deal is becoming more and more likely, but maybe their statements will bring some pressure and the political momentum needed to prevent it. It's relieving to finally hear some...

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Leaving the EU must not mean the end of the close cooperation in higher education. Schemes like Erasmus are so important, both educationally and culturally, as well as academic cooperation and research across member states. Having lots of students finishing education with a global outlook and language skills can also be economically beneficial. 

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Freedom of movement has been a wonderful thing for this country, especially for youth, with the opportunity to study, travel and work in other member states so easily. With the government so determined that this will end, some kind of political agreement is needed that will allow us to continue to do this with as little bureaucracy as possible. 

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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/07/world/europe/brexit-impact-on-european-union.html  The map in this article by the New York Times showing where will be most affected by Brexit, is really telling. Surely, with the amount of economic damage a no deal could do, on both sides but especially to the British economy, parliament will not let a no deal happen. I think if the clock continues to run out, we are only days away from Brexit, and the options are still only May's deal or no...

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I think publishing economic forecasts is necessary. While predictions can be uncertain, there will no doubt be some kind of economic impact from Brexit that will be felt by the public. The main issue is how do we move beyond this public, and political, mistrust and dismissal of 'experts' that has been so prevalent in the Brexit debate, both in the run up to the referendum, and after? I doubt that publishing these forecasts has done much to change anyone's initial views on Brexit, as concrete...

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Would the EU be willing to extend Article 50? I don't see any interest in the EU27 agreeing to extend unless the British government can bring a realistic position forward and promise that something is going to change in further negotiations. Why would the EU want to waste several more months in negotiations for a deal to once again be rejected by parliament? As was made clear earlier this week, the main issue appears to be the backstop. Yet the EU has remained firm that this will not be...

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Alana Roberts

London, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Jun 4, 2018

What age category are you in?
22-24

What gender do you identify as?
Female

What nationality are you? (you may list more than one)
British / European

Which town or city do you live in?
London

Highest level of education
Master's Degree

Other qualifications
None

Employment status
Student

Attitude towards Brexit
Bad

If you are a student, which school/college/university are you at
London School of Economics and Political Science

Do you think there should be a second referendum on Brexit?
Yes

Have developments since the 2016 Brexit Referendum made you feel
Less British

Have developments since the 2016 Brexit Referendum made you feel
More European

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