Friday 24 November 2017

The 7 scenarios of Brexit

A year on from the UK's seismic decision to leave the EU, Dan O'Brien considers a series of possible outcomes

The 7 scenarios of Brexit.
The 7 scenarios of Brexit.
Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien

Over recent days, the Taoiseach and other European leaders have signalled to Britain that the door is still open to staying in the EU if Brexit is abandoned.

Last Friday, a YouGov poll showed that while British opinion remained almost as evenly split on leaving the EU as it was when the referendum took place a year ago, there is a clear majority in favour of a 'softer' Brexit. Specifically, 58pc of people would accept unlimited immigration from the EU if it meant businesses in the UK retained access to the single market.

British politics is in flux, as illustrated last week when Theresa May's programme for the new parliament was set out without having secured a deal with the DUP that would enable her to enact the measures contained in it.

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