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23 June 2017 - Brexit, One Year On...

A year after voting for Brexit, Britain’s divided, and in uncharted waters
Timothy Garton Ash (The Guardian, 23/06/2017)

‘The Brits don’t know what they want”, explained a front-page headline in that great Swiss newspaper, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Exactly so.

Or to put it another way, the Brits can’t agree what they want and don’t know how to get it. On the first anniversary of the Brexit referendum vote, it’s painful to see Britain in such a shambolic mess.

The rest of the EU, by contrast, is making a credible stab at pulling itself together. Ever since French president-elect Emmanuel Macron marched out in front of the Louvre to the strains of the European anthem, on the night of his presidential election victory over Marine le Pen, and even more since his success in the legislative elections, there has been renewed optimism about the Franco-German couple getting the European project back on the road.

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EU Citizens
 
Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel
(BBC News, 23/06/2017)
 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as "a good start".

However, she said there were "many, many other questions" about Brexit and there was "still a lot to do".

The UK proposal was unveiled by Prime Minister Theresa May at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday.

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After Brexit

EU citizens’ rights after Brexit - the unanswered questions
Peter Foster (The Telegraph, 22/06/2017)

Last night Theresa May set out the broad principles of the UK's offer on guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit.

Her statement to EU leaders at the European Council summit in Brussels did not go into full detail. This will be reserved for Monday when the government will publish its position paper on the topic.

Here we look at five areas where questions remain unanswered and are likely to be contentious issues in the coming negotiation.

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Economy

Brexit and the UK economy one year on
Tom Espiner (BBC News, 23/06/2017)
 
Before last year's Brexit vote, there were warnings from many economists that the UK would suffer a catastrophic economic shock and be catapulted into recession by a Leave vote.

As it turned out, those predictions were a touch pessimistic.

But one year on, what do economists and businesses think of the aftermath of the vote? And what do they think the future holds?

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Last update June 23, 2017
Créé le June 23, 2017
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