Britian in the world in 2030

The last issue opened with these prophetic words: ‘In the United Kingdom, a majority could vote in June to leave the European Union’. The majority did indeed vote for Brexit. In this issue, we look at how this unthinkable event will change the fortunes of the UK.

The World Today Published 2 August 2016 Updated 30 September 2020 1 minute READ

Alan Philps

Former Editor, The World Today, Communications and Publishing

To encourage authors to look beyond the high political drama of the past month, we have asked them to imagine how Britain might look in 2030.

Will London be the home port of buccaneering businesses with global ambition? Or will Britain decline into a sad outcast from continental Europe?

We have contributions from three British MPs – Stella Creasy, Dan Jarvis and Kwasi Kwarteng. All from the rising generation in the House of Commons, they are contenders to steer the country through the next years. As for the health of the EU as a whole, Enrico Letta, former Italian prime minister, has a sharp warning: The EU must relaunch or die.

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