(back Story) European countries started to cooperate economically in 1951; only Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands participated. Currently, the Union has 27 EU countries as members. The United Kingdom (UK) was a member state of the European Union and of its predecessor the European Communities from 1 January 1973 until 31 January 2020 (European Union, 2020). The UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020 and entered into an 11-month transition period. During this period, the UK will continue to follow all of the EU’s rules and its trading relationship will remain the same.
- UK was a member of the EU for 47 years. What have been the pros and cons of the UK for being a member?
- How will Brexit impact British and EU citizens?
- What trade deals has Britain completed since leaving the EU?
- What border issues will be impacted by Brexit?
- What policies do you think the UK should adopt going forward to create economic growth?
- How will Brexit impact the EU members?
- What effect do you think Brexit will have on the global economy?