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Caribbean implications as the UK bids Europe farewell – By David Jessop

Caribbean implications as the UK bids Europe farewell – By David Jessop

By David Jessop  – Published on June 25, 2016

David Jessop

David Jessop

On June 23, by a small majority, the British people voted to remove themselves from the European Union (EU). The decision has consequences for the Caribbean.
After a vitriolic campaign and the tragic murder of one member of Parliament, a hugely divided Britain decided by 52 percent to 48 percent that it would stand alone and, as it were, reset its relationship not just with Europe but with the whole world.

While London, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the vast majority of the young voted in favour of remaining in, those who had not benefitted from the EU relationship and economic globalisation in the country’s old industrial heartlands and on the coast and at its rural fringes, voted to leave.   Continue reading

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