Global Vision, March 23rd, Matthew Patten
When we officially left the EU at the end of January, the exam question was what policies should the UK adopt to be successful post-Brexit. 50 days later, Covid-19 has utterly changed the context of our negotiations with Europe.
Today, the issue has become far more nuanced, but no less profound. What policies will best help Brexit Britain escape a Coronavirus-induced global depression? For me, that’s what the Centre for Brexit Policy, a new cross-party think tank, will aim to answer.
There’s a popular misconception about Brexit. It’s not about leaving Europe, it’s about the UK having sovereignty over its own future. That means taking control back from the rules and obligations of the institutions of the European Union. Post-Brexit, whatever the deal, we will still have close political, trading and cultural relationships with our European neighbours. There’s no future in self-isolation.
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