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A televised debate between May and Corbyn is being planned. It’s a wholly pointless exercise. As with the tour, it is rendered meaningless by the fact that, unlike in an election campaign, those watching the debate will not then be voting on anything. In any case, it treats the issue as if it is about Tory versus Labour, rather than a multi-

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The default position in that scenario would be for the UK to leave without a deal. Under both EU law and the UK's Withdrawal Act, Brexit day is set as March 29, 2019; the is when the EU Treaties will stop applying to the UK. If Parliament rejects May’s Brexit deal, the same Withdrawal Act sets out what the government must do next. British ministers would have up to 21 days to make a statement to the Commons on how they propose to proceed, and the government would then have a further seven...

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The number of hate crimes has more than doubled in the last five years and is likely to be related in part to the aftermath of Brexit. Hate crimes and offenses recorded by British police rose by 17% to more than 94,000 from March 2016-March 2017. This is a 123% increase since March 2012-March 2013, when 42,000 hate crimes were recorded. The police did note that improvements in the way police are recording crimes increased the number of crimes recorded, but it also reported that there were...

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Theresa May’s Brexit deal could shrink the UK’s economy by as much as 5.5% more than if the UK stayed in the EU in the next decade. The cost to the public finances could be as much as 1.8% (both according to a study at LSE). 

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Not only has Brexit created an even bigger divide between the generations in Britain (with an etimated 75% of young people voting to Remain and a majority of older voters voting to Leave), but it has hurt young UK citizens. Brexit is likely to diminish the already limited language capability of UK students—the number of students taking French an German has already dropped since Brexit. The job market has also changed with the EU giving the impression that they’ll make an example of the UK to...

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On the 13th of November, the college of commissioners (like the EU’s cabinet) will meet to consider how to handle UK citizens and EU visas following a potential no-deal Brexit. Because negotiations between Theresa May, UK government, and the EU haven’t made any headway, this committee needs to decide (continued in comments)

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Brexit is sparking a boom in lobbying in Britain; the regulatory uncertainty is rising, and with it the amount of lobbyists converging on London. For the first time in 40 years, European regulation is amendable in Britain, opening the door to special interest groups.   

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There seems to be a general lack of consensus on whether or not Brexit will affect the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. The UK leaving the EU has caused much distress for the LGBTQ+ community because LGBTQ+ rights in Europe come from a charter in the Treaty of Amsterdam in 1999, which compelled all EU states to adopt legislation to protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation at work (even though only 13 of the 28 member states allow same-sex marriage in the EU)....

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There is no denying that the reasons for Brexit are not purely economic. The divisive, nationalistic rhetoric used by many pro-Brexit politicians revealed a much more sinister and racial motivation for Britain’s departure from the EU, and given that more than half of the UK has voted twice to leave the EU, Britain’s eight million ethnic minorities are feeling the repercussions of Brexit more than most British citizens. A recent survey posted by the Guardian found that “more than half of...

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Though the instability created from Brexit will likely impact every European country and their economies negatively, I believe that ultimately the relationship between the UK and the EU should remain somewhat similar to the one they have now. The world is too developed and progressive… (continued in comments)

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Sophie Krasny

London, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Sep 11, 2018

What age category are you in?
19-21

What gender do you identify as?
Female

What nationality are you? (you may list more than one)
USA

Which town or city do you live in?
Los Angeles

Highest level of education
High School Graduate

Other qualifications
None

Employment status
Student

Attitude towards Brexit
Bad

If you are a student, which school/college/university are you at
NYU

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

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