UK’s Plans For EU Citizens. What Will Happen After October 2019
Brexit! It is one of the hottest international of the decade. It is a jargon that merges Britain and exit. It implies that the United Kingdom is exiting the European Union. Brexit was initiated by a referendum held on June 23, 2016, that gives everyone a choice to vote for the Britain’s fate in the European Union. The referendum resulted in a 51.9 percent votes to leave the bloc against the 48.1 percent votes of those who want to remain with it. The turnout of the referendum resulted in 71.8% after more than 30 million people voted.
During the voting, leaving the bloc won in England after a 53.4 percent to 46.6percent result. Wales also voted for Brexit after 52.5 percent of the voters decided to leave the bloc. Scotland and Northern Ireland decided to stay on the bloc, with voting results 62% to 38% and 55.8% to 44.2% respectively.
The European Union is an economic and political partnership between 28 European nations. The bloc was formed after World War Two to promote economic co-operation in the region aiming to increase the trade ties between them and to avoid the risk of war against each other. The bloc became the “single market” for the nations allowing member states’ goods and people to move around in the region. Euro became the official currency of the bloc, used by its 19 member countries. The bloc has its Parliament, and it is now setting rules in many areas, including the environment, transport, consumer rights, and even things such as mobile phone charges.
Brexit had been due to leave the bloc on March 29, 2019. The members of the bloc rejected Brexit three times after reaching the council. Brexit will take effect two years after it started the referendum in, 2017 as invoked by the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty.
When Britain is expected to leave the bloc?
Britain is expected to leave the bloc at 23:00 GMT on October 31, 2019. The United Kingdom will leave the bloc on the first day of the following month if the two parties ratify the withdrawal agreement before then.
There is still hope that the Brexit can be, but it requires a change in the law in the United Kingdom. However, both the government and the opposition in the United Kingdom want it to leave the European Union. On December 10 last year, Europe’s Court of Justice decided to give the United Kingdom the choice to cancel the Article 50 Brexit process without the permission of the other 27 European Union members provided that they follow a democratic process. The Parliament will decide its faith based on member states votes.
United Kingdom leader Theresa May promoted the early exit of the United Kingdom from the bloc. The leader wants to leave the bloc by May 22 before the European Parliament elections that will take place across Europe on the month. The European Union decided not to extend the Brexit process beyond October 31 this year. However, the legalities might allow the extension if all European Union, including the United Kingdom, to vote for it.
Questions are asked on what will happen to the United Kingdom after October when Brexit starts. Member states are free to conduct business, and their people are free to visit each member states as members. The United Kingdom is divided into a no-deal Brexit and Theresa May’s proposed deal with the United Kingdom.
Theresa May’s deal
Theresa May’s deal comes in two parts. The withdrawal agreement is a legally-binding text that provides the terms on how the United Kingdom should get out of the bloc. The agreement discusses the debt of the United Kingdom from the European Union, approximately around £39bn. The agreement also addressed the faith of those citizens living in other member states and the citizens of other member states residing in the United Kingdom. The agreement also plans a method of avoiding the return of the Northern Ireland border. The deal also includes a non-legally binding long term relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union in various areas including trade, defense, and security.
The opposition wants to leave the European Union without a want deal. They want to end all ties with the bloc immediately. The Brexit risks a significant disruption to business operation in the short term as customs on other nations imposes stricter policies over United Kingdom goods. Retailers warned against shortages of fresh products. The NHS is now hoarding supplies of medicines to avoid interruption of supplies. Investors also warn of the long-long term impact on the economy. Pro-Brexit is claiming that the United Kingdom is free to conduct business in all nations around the world if Brexit goes on.
The United Kingdom is expected to trade with the European Union under the World Trade Organization rules with the no-deal Brexit. The organization sets rules for nations without free trade with other countries. Theresa May’s proposed deal will be realized only with the approval of the Parliament. The proposal is currently losing after two sessions of votes.
In case that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, the 310-mile border between Ireland and Northern Ireland will become the land border between the UK and the European Union. The Brexit will reignite the conflict, and it will disrupt the free cross-border flow of trade and people in the continent. The United Kingdom and the European Union agreed to place safety that will assure that border issues were taken care of.
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