When you read journalist Ian Dunt’s treatment of Brexit, you’ll have little doubt that he voted for the losing side in June 2016’s referendum, but he brings up solid, eye-opening and worrying points about Brexit and the British government’s approach to it. He effectively emphasizes the complexity of the Brexit mission and the severe strain it will put on the UK’s scanty trade negotiating architecture. Dunt adeptly punctures a few myths Brexit supporters have circulated, such as the World Trade Organization’s potential role as the UK’s savior, and he disputes any vision that the post-Brexit world will be a place where establishing free trade deals will be easy or quick. He says the referendum question on the ballot paper was deceptively simple, but the reality of leaving the European Union will be anything but. While always politically neutral and while noting that the opinions here are those of the author, getAbstract recommends Dunt’s expert analysis with the caveat that this isn’t a good-news report on what lies ahead for Britain.
In this summary, you will learn
- What challenges arise for Britain in achieving Brexit,
- What its international implications are and
- Why the European Union doesn’t want to give Britain a favorable exit deal.
About the Author
Ian Dunt is the editor of Politics.co.uk. He also writes for a variety of British newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian and The Times.
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