Ten Reflections on a Sovereignty-First Brexit

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The Christmas Eve agreement has settled very little about the UK’s future and its place in Europe, other than that it will be out of the EU for the foreseeable future. Many questions remain open. How much will British rules diverge from those of the EU? Will relations with the EU be friendly or acrimonious? Will they revolve around informal get-togethers of leaders, or non-stop arbitration? Will the UK seek closer ties to the EU on security, foreign policy and defence, or prefer links to the ‘Anglosphere’ countries? Will President Emmanuel Macron’s concept of a ‘Europe of concentric circles’, in which the UK could perch on an outer rim, take shape? And will the sovereignty-first school of Tory continue to steer the UK’s course, or will the ghosts of Smith, Ricardo and Keynes fight back, pushing the UK closer to its largest market?

Source Link https://www.cer.eu/insights/ten-reflections-sovereignty-first-brexit
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OJ L444, 31/12/2020: Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) https://www.europeansources.info/record/trade-and-cooperation-agreement-between-the-european-union-eu-and-the-united-kingdom-uk/
Chatham House Expert Comment, 05/01/2021: EU-UK Relations: Time for a ‘New Normal’ post-Brexit https://www.europeansources.info/record/eu-uk-relations-time-for-a-new-normal-post-brexit/
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