Finally, the moment has come too: Britain’s de facto exit from the European Union will occur on January 1, 2021. Since the 2016 independence referendum, in which the majority of Britons decided to leave the European Union, British society has become odiously divided, politicians are shaking their fists towards each other, and the The island nation’s international relations with its allies have deteriorated, Britain and Northern Ireland are on the verge of collapse, and the majority of Scots want to abandon the 300-year-old British Union. In exchange for all this, what do people get? – asks the question Philip Stephens, Financial Times Publicity Officer.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other Brexit members have failed to repeat the British reward: they are restoring full sovereignty to their country. The only difference between a divorce with or without a trade agreement with the EU is that the economic damage will be greater or less, but it doesn’t really matter. Johnson said at the time: Damn the deal, Brexit is all about the UK getting back in control of its borders, finances and legislation.
Trial over his head
Proponents of Brexit are right that there is not much difference between a weak deal and no deal. However, 50,000 or more customs officials, whose profile enters the hitherto unmanaged trade, must be appointed. Negotiations with the European Union were the first free trade negotiations in world history, which were not about cutting borders, tariffs, but about building them.
British citizens will lose the right to use EU corridors to cross without bones at the border. Employees in the service sector will lose automatic recognition of their qualifications in the countries of the continent. Independent experts agree that the island nation’s economy needs to catch up with weaker growth, and people with a poor standard of living. Young people are excluded from educational exchange in the European Union. The government cannot expect a smooth exchange of intelligence. In return, the British will receive a new passport, which will pass the airport check more slowly than before.
Don’t take anything, hold it tight
According to a Financial Times propagandist, the tragic mistake that Brexiteers are making is confusing influence with sovereignty. The latter sounds tempting, but in a world where the security and economic prosperity of every country are highly interconnected, secession does not mean an increase in influence. During the referendum, Brexit supporters were often asked when the EU would make a decision that is directly in line with the will of the British government because it restricts the country’s freedom, apart from economic rules that also benefit British businesses? There was no answer to these questions.
Supporters of Brexit are still doing nothing for society today. Promised trade agreements with other countries can be concluded on the basis of the same terms that the European Union has concluded with these countries. Diverting environment, safety and labor regulations from EU regulations does not make sense because companies that want to trade with the continent will not abandon them. British fishermen may be expropriating the island nation’s territorial waters, but what they catch must sell for much in Europe. If the refugees arrived in boats, the French would have to receive them for their return.
According to a Financial Times columnist, Brexit is a national tragedy based on a fatal mistake and an illusion. The United Kingdom regained its sovereignty, but this does not increase but decreases its influence in shaping its own destiny. Instead of real benefits, British society receives nothing but nostalgia for the glorious past, and they in exchange for its independence.