|Author (Person)||Coffinier, Pierre-Alain|
|Publisher||Robert Schuman Foundation|
|Series Title||European Issues|
|Series Details||No.408, October 2016|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
On 2nd October 2016, during the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, three months after the referendum, British Prime Minister Theresa May, who was under the pressure of both economic circles and European partners, announced the main outlines of her vision for a UK, that had "won back its sovereignty" after its exit of the European Union. The country would control its immigration and legislation once more, whilst guaranteeing businesses the opportunity of "acting and operating with a maximum amount of freedom in the Single European Market." The Prime Minister's insistance on sovereignty and immigration control, its social overtones, intimate that she would privilege a "hard Brexit" outside of the European Economic Area. This report argues that this is but an illusion.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe, United Kingdom|