As Britain negotiates the terms of its withdrawal from the EU, the challenges and trade-offs inherent in Brexit are becoming ever clearer. With the clock counting down to Britain’s departure, there remain many difficult issues to be resolved, not least the final terms of transition and the shape of any future relationship. The politics of Britain remain deeply divided. Meanwhile, despite the unity of phase 1, the EU will also face difficult challenges in the months ahead to stay united.
- Will the UK and the EU be able to agree a new positive relationship for the future?
- To what extent can and will the UK and EU cooperate on foreign and security policy?
- Is there a risk of the UK and EU diverging in important areas of policy in the future?
- How will Britain’s withdrawal change the balance of power and interests within the EU?