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Since the Democratic Unionist Party have publicly come out to reject PM Theresa May's deal, what could the PM do to gain back her supposedly loyal allies? Most of the MPs have issues with the Irish backstop and so does the DUP MPs. Would the PM postpone the vote to renegotiate something similar to a Norway plus trade deal? What would her support dynamics be if she does?

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Even though I would like to see a second referendum, I also recognize the numerous issues that it would bring. Especially in the political field, a second referendum would not bring about a resolution but only more issues. According to PM Theresa May's argument during the first day of Brexit deal debates, "what would a second referendum say to the British constituents?" What would it say about the state of UK’s democracy if the biggest vote in British history were to be rerun because a...

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MPs of the Democratic Unionist Party will vote against the current deal in the House of Commons, as they cannot support something that damages the UK. The Irish backstop agreement, as it currently stands in the Brexit withdrawal deal, could potentially break up the United Kingdom and stain the integrity of the Union. The EU's version of the backstop will almost certainly manifest into divisions between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. At least the UK's version would ensure unity, but it...

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High skilled foreign workers are often overlooked when discussing immigration and employment. However, brain drain is still a common concern for the United Kingdom. High skilled labour, namely employees from the UK’s cyber security industry, are mostly from foreign countries. (cont.)

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After more thought on the underlying assumptions of Brexit and its ties with multiculturalism, I have changed my opinion on cultural diversity in a post-Brexit UK. Many posts on this forum, mine included, have argued that multiculturalism and Brexit are two antithetical concepts. While some may claim that populism fuelled Brexit, the ideology and real-life implications often vary. Therefore, the distinction between the ideology behind Brexit and Brexit itself is important in this regard....

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Data protection and cyber security have close ties with the United Kingdom and the European Union’s aligned interests in national security. In the digitalised era, security concerns have extended from conventional physical space to the online world. (cont.)

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Terrorism in the 21 st century has been characterised by asymmetric warfare. Rather than fighting other member states, countries find themselves engaging in wars against terrorism. The unconventional nature of asymmetric warfare emphasises the importance of intelligence.  (cont.)

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Numerous Brexiteers have cited lack of sovereignty as a motive for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Back in July 2018, PM May wrote a letter to her colleagues assuring them that the UK will take back control of its borders, money and laws. (cont.)

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While many may agree that multiculturalism is an integral part of British identity, the underlying assumptions of Brexit make multiculturalism an antithetical concept. Despite commitments from both the European Union and the United Kingdom to maintain free movement amongst borders, Britain seems to be heading towards the path of a no-deal Brexit. A no-deal Brexit, though not a legal option, would most likely result in a hard border for Ireland and other European countries.

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One of the main concerns regarding Brexit is the impact it may have on funding for the NHS. Campaigns from the Leave side claimed that Brexit will save approximately £350m a week for the UK. Even though the specific amount is contested, there is a consensus that the weekly savings will be substantial. 

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Alex Tai

London, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Sep 11, 2018

Bio i like potatoes.

What age category are you in?
19-21

What gender do you identify as?
Male

What nationality are you? (you may list more than one)
Taiwanese, American

Which town or city do you live in?
New York City

Highest level of education
Bachelor's Degree

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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