Jeremy Hunt: What A No-Deal Brexit Would Mean For the EU

Jeremy Hunt has clarified his comments about a no-deal Brexit, saying Britain "would survive and prosper" - but it would be a "big mistake for Europe".
Jeremy Hunt has clarified his comments about a no-deal Brexit, saying Britain “would survive and prosper” – but it would be a “big mistake for Europe”.

After telling the ITV news that a messy no-deal brexit would, and I quote “be a big mistake we would regret for generations”; Jeremy Hunt has now come out and said that his words should not be misrepresented and that the UK would only sign up to a deal that respects the referendum results. To some, this feels like a complete 180 in opinion, as Jeremy Hunt was one of the people who advocated to remain within the EU, With many people picking up on that, including the Conservative MP Nigel Evans who has commented…

“We don’t need any lectures from Remainers.”
“He’s got his own views. He voted remain. The prime minister needs to ensure, as she promised, that Brexiteers are in charge of our leaving the European Union.”
“The thing that we want to avoid for ‘generations to come’ is being locked into a permanent orbit around the EU where we end up with a deal but don’t have a seat around the table”.

All of this coming at a time when the talks between the UK and EU officials within Brussels have now resumed, with more and more people coming to the conclusion that the UK will be exiting the EU hard, without a deal, in March 2019.

One thing that Many individuals are concerned about and worried may happen, was perfectly described by Conor Burns, A Conservative MP who told the telegraph that “The thing that we want to avoid for ‘generations to come’ is being locked into a permanent orbit around the EU where we end up with a deal but don’t have a seat around the table”

The problem for many, it seems is the fact that the UK seems to be between a rock and a hard place, as all of the trade negotiations started with us on the back foot, and many people worry the trade deal that will be struck is the same deal we had before, but now worse because the views of the British wont be represented within the EU, but a hard leave has the problem of meaning drastic short and long term trade to the internal structure of the UK.

Buzzfeed News have also piped up about the EU referendum and how a hard leave would effect the UK, with them listing 84 areas of British life that would go through drastic change if the UK leave without a trade deal in hand.

For now it seems, the United Kingdoms future could go anywhere, and we all will just need to wait and see the direction things go.

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