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Many have wondered whether UK will still take part in EU’s foreign and security policy after Brexit. Cyprus and Greece believe if UK would, then Turkey should be allowed too. 

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Last week, the UK government and the Bank of England each released their own economic forecasts of the post-Brexit era. Both confirmed that Brexit would seriously damage UK economy. The government report states compared to remaining in EU, Theresa May’s plan would shrink the economy by 3.9%, while no deal would drastically increase that number to 9.3%. In the case of a no-deal Brexit, the Bank of England predicted an 8% fall of GDP in 2019, which would raise unemployment to 7.5% and...

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Based on the timeline, Brexit should be coming to an end soon. However, what exactly is the end? Theresa May’s deal? In spite of having the cabinet's full support, it is quite unpopular among the parliament and the public. An MP reported saying it would be the best outcome if May lost by a margin of 50 to 75, while The Sun claimed a 200-vote defeat is possible. A second Referendum? This option is getting more and more attention, with increasing support from the Labour Party. Norway Plus?...

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Ever since U.K. has decided to leave E.U., people have been calling for a second referendum. As Theresa May concluded her draft Brexit deal last week, the plea has intensified. Not considering the possibility of a second referendum happening, rather, should it happen? Would it be democratic? Some people argue it should. The options on the ballot - Remain, Leave, or Associate Membership(a soft leave essentially) - were quite vague. Instead, they should have been phrased as questions, so...

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Many people have called Brexit a working-class revolt, but why? Data has shown a clear trend of decreasing interest in remaining as voters moving down the social ladder: among upper middle class and middle class, 59% voted remain; among lower middle class voters, 52% voted remain; and among working class and non working voters, 36% voted remain. 

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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....

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Many business owners in industries that heavily rely on exporting and importing are quite worried about Brexit. This sentiment is well founded. In 2015, 44% of British export went to E.U., while 53% of its imports came from E.U.. This large market share is largely due to the free trade agreement between E.U. nations. Under this agreement, U.K. companies can sell and buy goods across the border without having to pay for taxes or tariffs. However, Brexit could void this agreement, and new...

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The European Union always seems to be against the idea of Brexit. However, does U.K. leaving necessarily means the downfall of the E.U.?   On one hand, Brexit will significantly limit the size of the E.U.'s economy. Since U.K. is the second largest economy(after Germany) in the union, losing it will decrease the E.U.'s GDP by roughly 16%. Also, from the employees’ view, Brexit will take away a number of jobs from E.U. citizens. From the employers’ view, Brexit will take away a number of...

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At the moment, EU citizens have free access to the UK. However, the government's migration advisory committee(MAC) is advocating to end this preferential treatment, which would allow people from all over the world an equal chance of immigration into the UK. On one hand, it may be an opportunity for the UK to be more open to the world. Data shows net immigration has increased from last year, while net immigration from the EU has dropped. This policy can further attract more immigrants from...

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Mingtong Ma

London, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Sep 11, 2018

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China

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London

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NYU

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