Brexit – a view from north of the border

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Abstract

Citizens of the UK voted to leave the EU, but voters in Scotland and Northern Ireland expressed a strong wish to remain. Taking a trade perspective, this chapter argues that resolving border issues will be central to finding a Brexit outcome that preserves the UK in its present form. Continued membership of the EEA -- with Scotland either a part of the same country or a fellow, independent member -- would be the best outcome for the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrexit Beckons
Subtitle of host publicationThinking Ahead by Leading Economists
EditorsRichard Baldwin
Place of PublicationLondon
Chapter15
Pages123-128
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780995470101
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Brexit
  • economics
  • United Kingdom
  • European Union
  • European trade
  • single market
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • EU

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