The question that’s been burning at the back of my mind recently has been: is Brexit really over?
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the Brexit debate in the past few months, and I think there are several reasons why I’m not convinced.
Firstly, I think that Brexit is still going to be a contentious issue, and the Brexit process is already well underway.
Second, I’m also not sure the process of Brexit is the only important thing that needs to be done.
The European Union is an imperfect organisation, and there are other issues at stake in its future that are much more pressing.
But, as I said at the outset, I don’t think it’s a bad idea to ask why we’re going to the next stage of the EU.
The answer lies in the way we are now going to organise the world’s economy.
The UK will continue to have its own single market, with its own rules and regulations, and its own customs union and free movement of goods and people.
The EU’s internal market, which has been one of the world-leading economies in the post-war period, is now one of its weakest and its trade with the rest of the World has been severely disrupted.
As a result, the UK will be more exposed to the rest, and we’ll need to be much more creative in our negotiating approach.
As an example, the EU has decided to leave the Schengen passport-free area of the Scheggen zone, but not all countries have accepted.
This means that some countries outside the Scheffler zone, including countries like Norway, will not be able to access the EU market.
In order to get around this problem, the United Kingdom will need to set up its own passport-check system, which will not only allow the UK to continue to enjoy passport-based trading, but also the free movement in goods and services within the Schecken area.
This will enable the UK economy to remain competitive, while also allowing us to be able, through this system, to move our business closer to the European market and our market access.
But what if we don’t do this?
What if we do this, but we do so without the full cooperation of the European Union?
What would happen if the UK decided to withdraw from the EU, and unilaterally decided to join a new system, one that doesn’t allow us to set our own rules?
How would we be able find the financial support to continue doing business?
How will we maintain our sovereignty and the security of our citizens in this new and uncertain world?
What about our financial markets, and our ability to attract foreign investment?
Will we be unable to compete in international markets?
These are the main concerns that I’ve been thinking about.
Brexit is not going to end the EU as we know it, but it could fundamentally alter it.
I have no illusions about the UK’s negotiating position in the coming weeks and months.
We’ll find out more about this after the Brexit negotiations conclude.
But we’re already in the process that’s going to make it more difficult to secure the future of our economy.
So, what do you think?
Are we headed for a world of post-EU chaos?
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