Britain didn’t expect such serious consequences of Brexit

“Three main points of the exit of the UK from the European Union remained unresolved,” RISS expert Anna Vilovatykh said. They are: the rights of UK residents in the EU (and EU citizens in the UK), the territorial boundaries between Ireland and Northern Ireland, payments amount of the United Kingdom to the EU (according to experts, this amount is about 60 bn euros).

At the end of October, the British government completed the work on assessment of the economic consequences of Brexit. But instead the publishing this report, the special ministry dealing with the process of withdrawal from the EU classified the data in the interests of national security.

There are also serious disagreements among the leaders of the Conservative and Labour parties. Within the Conservative party is a growing discontent against the Prime Minister Theresa May. Even in the government, which she heads, many do not agree with her political course. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister for the Environment wrote a letter to Theresa May with strong requirements to accelerate the process of Brexit and guide it in the right direction. About 40 parliament members of the Conservative party signed a vote of no confidence against Theresa May in November. In case if there were 49 parliament members, the leader of the Conservative party could have been proposed a vote of no confidence, and that means new elections in Britain.

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