The UK Prime Minister’s Controversial Brexit Plan

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The UK Prime Minister’s Controversial Brexit Plan

By Luke Hulbert and Chris Mezza

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United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying to reach final negotiations before the UK leaves the European Union on October 31st. His plans have received a lot of controversy and criticism from the EU parliament who has deemed them “nearly non-acceptable”. 

The United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union (a.k.a. Brexit) in March of 2017, which has led to a two-year-long attempt to reach an agreement. The former prime minister Theresa May resigned from her position after continually failing to make a Brexit deal with the EU parliament.

Johnson has been trying to focus on making a deal regarding the safety of the UK’s Northern Ireland, and how it will be affected by Brexit. Northern Ireland would act as the only land border between the European Union and the United Kingdom. Johnson has since proposed that Northern Ireland should not leave the EU customs until 2021 and received a lot of criticism.

Public opinions vary on whether or not the UK should leave the EU due to concerns on immigration and isolationism. Students were asked their views on the issue, such as junior Jake Higuera.

“I support the UK leaving the European Union. I think that the EU diminishes the rights of individual countries’ governments and is therefore not good for any country,” said Higuera.

If the UK leaves the custom Union, it will lead to delays at ports, disrupting trade routes and harming the economy. It could also impact the price and availability of various foods.

Sophomore Ben Friedman also shares his thoughts on the subject, “In my opinion, the UK should not leave the EU because they will limit their security resources such as military and intelligence resources.”

Physical Education teacher Richard Baslicato expresses his opinion on the topic saying “I think the UK will benefit more by not leaving the EU because the EU offers stability.”

 

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