Brexit Negotiation 101 aka Basics

Brexit Negotiation 101:
UK: We want access to EU markets and the City able to do business in the EU
EU: Fine, you can have that if you agree to free labour movement, and cough up some money to EU funding aka the Norway model.
UK: If we do that we might as well remain in the EU.
EU and the British people apart from 17.4 million dolts: Exactly.

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I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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2 Responses to Brexit Negotiation 101 aka Basics

  1. louploup2 says:

    What does “and the City” mean?

    • The British equivalent of Wall Street is called “the City” aka the “City of London”: it is a small area in the east of central London where all major UK financial institutions are headquartered/located close to the Bank of England. Currently the City as part of the UK in the EU has EU guarantees and support and free access to the whole EU area (even though the UK is outside the Euro) for all financial business. Outside the EU most of that could be lost or be problematic and many financial institutions such as banks with a lot of EU business aka most of them, are now considering relocating to other EU cities like Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Berlin or Paris to be within the EU jurisdiction. As “the City” is a major part of the UK economy this would be a catastrophe and the Brexit campaign had no plan for this or any other eventuality.

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