Policy Article

Untangling Brexit

VOX EU

This article has two purposes. The first is to dispel some common myths regarding the Brexit negotiations – the myth that the UK is seeking to cherry pick its future ties to the EU and the myth of the EU’s inseparable ‘four freedoms’. Acknowledging these two myths opens up new negotiation opportunities. The second purpose is to outline a proposal for a second referendum that addresses all major objections to such a referendum and avoids the dreaded fallback option of a ‘no-deal Brexit’, in the event that there is no majority in favour of any of the policy options. 

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