Will Relationships Change Following Brexit?
The good relationship that the UK has shared with the EU, even with Brexit in the picture, seems unlikely to change
The United Kingdom had joined the European Communities in 1972 and this marked a very long and healthy relationship with the whole European agenda. But with a little less than a year to go, until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union (EU), the biggest question that perhaps arises is what kind of a relationship will the country share with the EU once both have parted ways. In other words, when it comes to negotiations, will the United Kingdom choose the people-oriented ‘hard Brexit’ or the trade-oriented ‘soft Brexit’?
In my outlook, because what the referendum outlined was that the push to leave the European Union has never been greater, plus with Theresa May changing her mind and being one with what the people wanted following the results of the referendum, there seems a greater likelihood that the outcome will be more strict than relaxed. The mood is such that a ‘hard Brexit’ for the UK is improving the outlook for business with Germany but then a recent Opinium poll has also found that a revised edition of a ‘soft Brexit’ is what the British public now wants, which means that it seems as if the EU will not rudely be left without any agreements between the two parties in place.
The answer to that question over the type of Brexit that will surely follow is still quite inconclusive. But, in spite of what the European country is gearing up towards, it does seem unlikely that because of shared borders, beneficial trade practices and so on, there will be a drastic change for the worse in the relationship between the UK and the EU; I think that the relationship is instead going to be one of mutual trust and respect.