A Brexit: United Kingdom leaves the European Union – Good times in sight: England or the United Kingdom breathes a sigh of relief. The UK is now officially outside the European Union, after 47 years. At 23 o’clock in London (20 o’clock in Brasilia), Brexit was approved, approved in a referendum more than three and a half years ago, on June 23, 2016.
A Brexit: UK leaves the European Union – Good times ahead
England or the United Kingdom breathes a sigh of relief. It took 1,317 days of waiting, two postponements, three prime ministers and a series of agreements rejected by the British Parliament until the exit finally materialized.
In the afternoon, symbols of the United Kingdom (UK) were removed from European Union bodies (elbow pain thinking), such as Parliament and the European Council in Brussels, where the flags were removed hours before the official departure. On Friday, the United Kingdom became the first country to leave the EU since its creation.
Crime Rates in Brussels, Belgium
- Crime Level 53.43 Moderate
- Increase in Crime in the last 3 years 62.24 High
- Concern about house being broken into and objects stolen 47.66 Moderate
- Concern about being mugged 50.24 Moderate
- Concern about car being stolen 38.31 Low
- Concern about car interior being stolen 54.22 Moderate
- Concern about being attacked 49.35 Moderate
- Concern about being insulted 52.95 Moderate
- Concern about being subjected to a physical attack due to your skin color, ethnic background or religion 38.92 Low
- Problem of people using or trafficking drugs 53.05 Moderate
- Housing crime problem like vandalism and theft 62.69 High
- Problem of violent crimes such as armed robberies 45.62 Moderate
- Corruption and bribery problem 34.95 Low
- Safety in walking alone during the day in Brussels, Belgium
- Safety walking alone during daylight 67.16 High
- Safety in walking alone at night 37.62 Low
Last updated: January 2020: These data are based on considerations of visitors to this website in the past 3 years. If the value is 0, it means it is considered too low, and if the value is 100, it is considered too high.
Well, the figures above represent that Brussels and Belgium … I was assaulted once in Europe, coincidence or not in Belgium.
Before the Official Departure
“This is the moment when we start to unite and pass the stage,” he said, optimistically.
In a statement an hour before the official departure, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Brexit “is not an end, but a beginning” and “a time for national renewal and change”.
“This is the beginning of a new era in which we accept no more than the chances of your life – the chances of your family’s life – depending on what part of the country you grew up in.”
According to Johnson, it is time to “use these new powers, this regained sovereignty to offer the changes that people voted for”.
“Whether controlling immigration or creating free ports, freeing our fishing industry or making free trade agreements, or simply creating our laws and rules for the benefit of the people of this country.”
The prime minister also said that the European bloc has developed in a way that no longer serves the United Kingdom, but that the intention is to maintain a good relationship, even outside the EU.
“We want this to be the beginning of a new era of friendly cooperation between the EU and an energetic United Kingdom, a United Kingdom that is both a great European power and truly global in our reach and our ambitions,” he said.
On Brexit Day, Britons took to the streets to celebrate their separation and packed Parliament Square in London, where the Leave Means Leave party was concentrated. In many pubs, decorated with white, blue and red UK flags, large groups also celebrated.
Transition to Desired Exit
But the official departure does not mean that the British will no longer be connected to the European bloc overnight.
For 11 months, the two parties will still have a transition period, in which several details of the relationship between them will be negotiated. Among the most important are:
- Movement of European citizens and
- British between UK and European Union
- including qualification rules and animal passports
- Residence Permits and
- Work Permits for Europeans in the UK and
- British Work Permits in the EU
- Trade between the United Kingdom and the European Union,
- Import Tariffs,
- Free movement of goods
- Security, Data Sharing and Security Issues
- Drug Licensing and Regulation
- Food Circulation
Of these, the most important issue is undoubtedly the trade one, as the EU accounted for 49% of the UK’s negotiations in 2019.
11 months it is not possible to reach an agreement
If in 11 months it is not possible to reach an agreement on free trade, the exit will be without agreement. The United Kingdom follows the terms of the World Trade Organization and British producers and importers start to pay tariffs that do not exist today to sell and buy European products, in addition to being subject to the same rules as other WTO partners.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson trusts to negotiate a satisfactory agreement for both parties, but has already announced that he will not ask for any extension in the transition period, and that it will be closed on schedule – December 31, 2020 – regardless the result.
But if you change your mind, the two parties have until July 1 to define an extension.
No voting rights
This Friday, the United Kingdom automatically ceased to be part of European political institutions, such as the European Parliament and the European Commission, and no longer has the right to vote.
However, during the transition period, it continues to contribute to the European Union’s budget, must continue to follow its rules and is subject to the determinations of the European Court of Justice in case of legal disputes.
Ireland and Northern Ireland
One of the most sensitive issues in Brexit has always been Irish:
- While the Republic of Ireland
- an independent country
- remains in the European Union, the
- northern Ireland
- that is part of the United Kingdom
- leaves the block this Friday.
Crime Rates in Dublin, Ireland
- Crime Level 54.84 Moderate
- Increase in Crime in the last 3 years 68.40 High
- Concern about house being broken into and objects stolen 47.42 Moderate
- Concern about being mugged 45.04 Moderate
- Concern about car being stolen 37.13 Low
- Concern about car interior being stolen 47.47 Moderate
- Concern about being attacked 47.05 Moderate
- Worry about being insulted 48.72 Moderate
- Concern about being subjected to a physical attack due to your skin color, ethnic background or religion 28.87 Low
- Problem of people using or trafficking drugs 71.07 High
- Housing crime problem like vandalism and theft 57.38 Moderate
- Problem of violent crimes such as armed robberies 47.00 Moderate
- Corruption and bribery problem 46.47 Moderate
- Safety in walking alone during the day in Dublin, Ireland
- Safety walking alone during daylight 69.57 High
- Safety in walking alone at night 43.94 Moderate
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Last updated: February 2020 These data are based on considerations of visitors to this website in the past 3 years. If the value is 0, it means it is considered too low, and if the value is 100, it is considered too high.
Crime Rates in Belfast, United Kingdom
- Crime Level 44.76 Moderate
- Increase in Crime in the last 3 years 41.55 Moderate
- Concern about house being broken into and objects stolen 37.48 Low
- Concern about being mugged 28.03 Low
- Concern about car being stolen 34.81 Low
- Concern about car interior being stolen 39.26 Low
- Concern about being attacked 37.62 Low
- Worry about being insulted 41.57 Moderate
- Concern about being subjected to a physical attack due to your skin color, ethnic background or religion 40.70 Moderate
- Problem of people using or trafficking drugs 53.45 Moderate
- Home crime problem like vandalism and theft 49.16 Moderate
- Problem of violent crimes such as armed robberies 36.93 Low
- Corruption and bribery problem 30.52 Low
- Safety in walking alone during the day in Belfast, UK
- Safety walking alone during daylight 80.41 Very high
- Safety in walking alone at night 50.25 Moderate
- Contributors: 92
Last updated: January 2020 These data are based on considerations of visitors to this website in the past 3 years. If the value is 0, it means it is considered too low, and if the value is 100, it is considered too high. That’s what it all indicates, Southern Ireland … Northern Ireland will want to build a WALL!
The 1999 peace agreement, which ended three decades of bloody conflicts between the two countries, contemplates the absence of physical barriers between the two sides.
Since that year, you can cross the border without undergoing any physical control. The sale of goods and services occurs with few restrictions, as both sides are part of the European common market and the customs union.
But as of this Friday, the border between the two Irish women has become, in practice, the physical border between the EU and the United Kingdom.
Negotiations on how the Irish issue would be addressed in Brexit were precisely what hampered the plans presented by former British Prime Minister Theresa May in the British Parliament, and the reason why they were rejected.
The plan that Boris Johnson was able to agree with the EU and pass in Parliament predicts that there will be no further checks or controls on goods crossing the border between the two Irish women. For that, Northern Ireland will be an exception: it will continue to follow the European Union’s rules on manufactured and agricultural products, unlike the rest of the United Kingdom.
In addition, all the rest of the UK will leave the EU customs union, but Northern Ireland will continue to apply the European customs code at its ports.
With this, products and processes will have new checks and processes not when circulating between Northern Ireland and Ireland, but between Northern Ireland and the other countries of the United Kingdom:
- Wales and
What the United Kingdom and the European Union still need to discuss is the nature and extent of these checks and processes, an operation that will be conducted by a joint committee, led by a member of the European Commission and a British minister.
During the transition period, until December 2020, there will also be an exclusive committee to discuss issues related to Northern Ireland.
And there is also a commitment that, if no agreement is reached at the end of the transition, Northern Ireland will not be affected by the same tariffs and trade barriers that could be imposed on the rest of the United Kingdom by the European Union.
Initially, Brexit should have taken place on March 29, 2019, but was postponed twice, as former Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get the British Parliament to approve the withdrawal agreement she had negotiated with the European Union .
The wear and tear caused by the rejections cost her the job, and May resigned, being replaced by Johnson in June last year. In his first attempt, the new prime minister also failed and failed to approve a deal.
That changed, however, after he was reappointed after his party, the Conservative, won elections in December. With a guaranteed parliamentary majority already, he was able to easily approve his plan earlier this year and continue Brexit, meeting the date of January 31.