Brexit: Will it ever stop being a negative topic?


For just over two years now Brexit has been taking over the news and we’ve all probably realised that there is no bright-side to the ongoing negotiations. So, in this post I’m going to try and explain, find out and discuss with the rest of the BNC whether, Brexit will ever stop being a negative topic.

WHY is it such a negative topic?

First of all, we’re going to discuss some of the many reasons why it’s so negative.

“A no-deal Brexit would not end negotiations – and the EU knows it”

Paul McGrade.

This headline from the Guardian news paper states that, if the UK were to leave the EU without a deal, parliament would still have in depth, continuous and mostly negative debates on the topic. When Paul McGrade said “and the EU knows it” I thought that this could suggest that because Brexit is all over the media many people have come to find out about it. Alternatively, it could suggest that even before the vote many people knew about it, however they didn’t take it into account when they voted.

The Deal

When I first saw someone on BNC briefly write about Article fifty on their post or comment I thought, “what in the world is that?” So, when Matt Warman answered friendly_snow’s question (which was why is the process so slow?) it had made sense to me. However, he said that it wasn’t the real reason why. Instead he said that it was finding a deal. And I agree with him on this because Theresa May has been finding a deal for ages, and we all know this because of the media. Although he has said this, I decided to look into Article Fifty. Article 50 gives any EU member state the right to quit one sided and highlights the process for doing so. So essentially what it means is that a member of the EU, us at the moment, gets to say if they if they want to leave. I’m still confused with this though, so can someone please explain this further in the comments?

Those are only just two reasons, but there are many more.

Is there anything even positive about Brexit?

Many people doubt that there is, so it could be one of the reasons.

What ARE the good things?

Many of you may think that there isn't and I completely agree with you all because obviously we haven't been seeing any positive change but also because ,once again, I listened to what Matt Warman had to say. He said that many of the things were huge promises and he said that "time will tell". Also, he explains that we will have larger power as a country; however, I actually disagree with this because if we were going to remain in the EU, we would therefore be a larger GROUP of countries and that would definately be a lot stronger than just one. Later on in the clip he said that "giving up the control is GOOD". This really shocked me. Reffering back to gaining control, he describes that "people sitting in Westminister will be able to control how much money will be spent on what, what the immigration system will look like." However, I have heard in many places before that the price for every-day objects will go up. Now what I'm going to say now may sound silly but I've been thinking about it for a while now. Will there be pound shops?

I believe that there is a limited number of more reasons.

So, I know a lot than I did before this topic so now I want to hear from you...

  • What is Article Fifty?
  • What other reasons are there that cause Brexit to be such a negative comment?
  • What are some other positive things to do with Brexit?
  • And, should we go forward with Brexit as everyone will face the negative outcomes of it such as: on going negotiations; prices of everyday things going up and a slight shortage of food?

The majority of this information was from the answers of the questions that Matt Warman gave, so thanks for that.


Comments (4)

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom
    11 Mar 2019

    I went ahead and did some more research on Article Fifty because I was interested:
    Essentially, Article Fifty is the name of an agreement made by, a large collection of countries within the EU. Furthermore, any country, in the EU, can leave and the UK voted to do this in 2016. Theresa May has recently "triggered" Article Fifty, so as a result the UK is officially on its way to leave the EU. So, now this gives the UK and the rest of the EU (consisting of twenty-seven countries) have two years to come up with an agreement: or the more familiar term, the deal. This has to be about what kind of relationship the UK will have with the EU in the future, trade and immigration. Once the deal is official and MPs approve of it, the UK will be officially out of the EU. If the government needs more time they can extend the two years; however, they can only do this if everyone agrees.

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  • Highdown-logo-250x250.jpg amusing_bee | Highdown School
    12 Mar 2019

    If Brexit is all negative, can you give a reason why people would want to leave, and start Brexit in the first place?

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    1. The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom
      amusing_bee's comment 12 Mar 2019

      Hi amusing_bee!
      Many of the people were triggered to vote on leaving because the positives of were only possibilities: not legitimate. Also, "only time will tell". Furthermore, the vote was very close. Moreover, the public didn't intend on starting Brexit, they wouldn't know that it would happen. One positive of the UK leaving is that, we will have more control. So, we will be able to decide on things like trade and immigration.
      I hope this answered your question.

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom
    16 Mar 2019

    wow this is a nice post balanced_singer

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