Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, February 12, 2018

Questions about Brexit

Probably some of your questions are in this report, along with answers. A good self-study guide or one for a study group.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
Here is an easy-to-understand guide to Brexit - beginning with the basics, then a look at the negotiations, followed by a selection of answers to questions we've been sent.

  • What's happening now?
  • What does Brexit mean?
  • Why is Britain leaving the European Union?
  • What changed in government after the referendum?
  • Where does Theresa May stand on Brexit?
  • How did the snap 2017 election change things?
  • What has happened to the UK economy since the Brexit vote?
  • Brexit negotiations
  • What is the European Union?
  • What is Article 50?
  • What date will the UK will leave the EU?
  • What's going to happen to all the EU laws in force in the UK?
  • What is the Labour Party's position on Brexit?
  • What is the single market?
  • What's the difference between the single market and the customs union?
  • How long will it take for Britain to leave the EU?
  • Why might Brexit take so long?
  • So why can't the UK just cut all ties in March 2019?
  • What happens if there is no deal with the EU?
  • What does the fall in the value of the pound mean for prices in the shops?
  • Will immigration be cut?
  • Could there be a second referendum?
  • Will MPs get a vote on the final Brexit deal?
  • Has any other member state ever left the EU?
  • What does this mean for Scotland?
  • What does it mean for Northern Ireland?
  • How much has Brexit cost so far and how much will it cost by the end?
  • How will pensions, savings, investments and mortgages be affected?
  • Could MPs block an EU exit?
  • Will leaving the EU mean we don't have to abide by the European Court of Human Rights?
  • What about the European Court of Justice?
  • Will the UK be able to rejoin the EU in the future?
  • Who wanted the UK to leave the EU?
  • What were their reasons for wanting the UK to leave?
  • Who wanted the UK to stay in the EU?
  • What were their reasons for wanting the UK to stay?
  • How much does the UK contribute to the EU and how much do we get in return?
  • What is the 'red tape' that opponents of the EU complain about?
  • What impact will leaving the European Union have on the UK's long term political influence in Europe?

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