Brexit: United We Stand? Reflections on Theresa May's speech. 2nd March 2018

Hearne, D. and de Ruyter, Alex (2018) Brexit: United We Stand? Reflections on Theresa May's speech. 2nd March 2018. Blog Post, Birmingham.

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Theresa May’s speech today outlined five major conditions that she felt any Brexit deal had to fulfil. She argued first and foremost that any deal must “respect the referendum result”. Nevertheless, it is not clear precisely what any given deal must do in order to pass this. In part this is due to the way in which the referendum question was framed: whilst a modest majority of voters voted against remaining in the EU, it is much less clear what, precisely, they were voting for. Whilst migration was of paramount importance for many leave voters, others would perhaps be content to remain within the European Economic Area and Customs Union for the purported economic benefits. For still others, fishing will have been the key issue and for many a, perhaps somewhat amorphous, desire for greater (British) sovereignty or repatriation of powers.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: L200 Politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Institutes > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Jessica Guy
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2018 11:56
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2018 11:56
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5918

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