Chronic uncertainty defines the Brexit process
Significant political and economic uncertainty characterises the Brexit process one year after the UK triggered Article 50, a new report by academic group The UK in a Changing Europe finds. It includes a chapter by Adam Cygan, Professor in the Leicester Law School.
Across several policy sectors, a lack of clear direction is affecting the ability to plan for the future.
The situation is far from stable. The report Article 50 one year on finds, demographic changes are pulling public opinion in a pro-European direction. By 2021, the electorate will be 52:48 Remain and by 2026 it will be 54:46 Remain as a result of rising education, rising ethnic diversity and generational change.
Professor Adam Cygan contributed an analysis to this Report which examines the challenges Parliament has faced and is likely to face in the coming year to deliver Brexit. With only one year remaining until the UK formally leaves the EU on 29 March 2019, Professor Cygan highlights the lack of consensus amongst MPs, from all sides of the political spectrum, over what kind of Brexit the UK will end up with, and the enormous amount of legislation that Parliament still needs to pass in the next 12 months in order that the UK leaves the EU in an orderly manner.
The report is being released on the day of The UK in a Changing Europe’s major conference – Article 50: one year on, which features high profile politicians, civil servants, economists, journalists and academics.