Brexit is now a reality.
For those readers wondering what Nicholas Barr, who wrote our very popular Letter to friends, is thinking, it’s this:
I hope I am wrong, but fear that – for the reasons set out in my earlier article
– the referendum result will come to be viewed as a historic mistake. My sadness is not for my generation but for the 75 per cent of younger people who voted to remain.
These are some of the predictions our contributors have made about the post-Brexit world.
The exit plan
and Adam Lazowski explain
why Leavers want to avoid invoking Article 50 too quickly. “Vote Leave seems to assume that the entire outside world will just bow to its demands. But the contemporary world of globalised trade works in a different way.”
Tim Oliver looks at
how the EU will respond.
Edward Pitt sets out
the regulatory areas where the EU has been accused of overreaching itself – and which a Leave government will probably want to reform.
Ruth Lea argues
that getting access to EFTA’s trade agreements would be an economic boost.
But Robert van Geffen believes
Brexit will seriously damage financial services in the UK.
Steve Woolcock says
we will be trading according to rules we no longer have a say in.
says abolishing all tariffs is unrealistic
and Victoria Schoen warn
the cost of food will rise as sterling falls, and look at what will become of British farmers outside the Common Agricultural Policy.
Yu Jie (Cherry) warns
China would have preferred to trade with a Britain in the EU.
LSE health policy experts look at
the effect on staff, drugs, research and the debate about TTIP.
Chris Bickerton argued
it was a chance to devise a coherent migration policy and open our borders to people who currently struggle to obtain a work visa.
and Paula Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik debunk
the notion that it will give Britain more control over refugee flows.
Helen Drake mourns
the severing of ties with Europe.
But David Walker
says it’s unclear
how much of Britain’s success in the social sciences is dependent on the EU.
Britain and the rest of the world
Ex-diplomat Brian Crowe predicts
the UK will be sidelined and Nato weakened.
: “Think Liechtenstein
, and you will get a picture of Britain’s future status in world affairs.”