Up Brexit creek without a paddle

Biedermann, Ferry (2024) Up Brexit creek without a paddle. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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There’s a great divergence happening between the UK and Europe that very few seem to be aware of but that nevertheless is already having an enormous impact on the nature of the relationship. While Britain keeps getting roiled by Brexit and its ongoing and cumulative effects, be theypolitical, economic, environmental, societal or other, Europe has spectacularly lost interest. A quick scan of media stories mentioning Brexit in Germany and France over recent months shows that they overwhelmingly deal with the debate in the UK, not with Brexit effects in Europe. On a political level, this quite brutal loss of interest was apparently confirmed in recent weeks via European Commission contacts with Labour, the presumptive next party of government. Pushing back against Keir Starmer’s idea to majorly renegotiate the Brexit deal in 2026, the attitude seems to have been, no thank you very much. You might want to but we’re not interested.

Item Type: Other
8 April 2024Published Online
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2024 14:00
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2024 14:00
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15445

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