Brexit: what will change now?
It all started in 2013, Prime Minister David Cameron promised a national referendum on European Union membership with the idea of settling the question once and for all. The options were: Remain or Leave, and Mr. Cameron was convinced that Remain would win without impact.
That turned out to be a serious miscalculation.
As Britons went to the polls on June 23, 2016, a refugee crisis had made migration a subject of political rage across Europe that was widely used to make propaganda by the Conservative party in the UK.
Most voters in England and Wales supported Brexit, particularly in rural areas and smaller cities. That overcame majority support for remaining in the European Union among voters in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Young people overwhelmingly voted against leaving, while older voters supported it. This is because the elders didn’t know the disaster which they voted for instead of the young people who knew the problems that the Brexit will lead.
But how this happened? Leaves won for a single reason: the UK’s elders citizen ignore what EU is and what open borders are. The EU apply strict laws for breeding and agriculture, those laws brought a lot of problems for small farmers, that are most of the UK population. The solution was obvious: leave the EU. Without EU means no strict laws, it sounds easy, no? Well no, without EU’s contribution now who will give the fund for agriculture? And most important, if UK’s government blocks all the importation from the EU, as a result all the UK’s exports will be blocked by the EU, and where these products will be sold? Nowhere. It’s like a dog biting its tail.
Furthermore, London if laws change, will lost all of its power in terms of economics and all the international society headquarters will be transferred to other cities like Paris or Milan.
Three years have passed since Brexit, the so-called referendum which led the United Kingdom out of European Union. At 24:00 of 31 January 2020 the UK is official out of the UE and the questions now is: what’s changed and what will change?
The most important change is in the European’s economy and in the European stability. Those changing are due to the void created by the UK in the EU’s balance: UK left a void of about 13 billion Euro, now this void should be filled by other Countries, this mean that every European State should contribute with enough money to fill this void. Also, the total EU’s GDP (Gross domestic product) has shrunk significantly, in fact the UK was one of the European economies’ work horse. Besides, the same UK, if closed economy and customs come back in England how it was in 1950 will supposedly lost about 20/25% of its total export.
Economy isn’t Brexit’s worst part.
The EU could have led “a lot of immigrations problems” as said UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but it’s thanks to EU that nowadays we have open borders and we can travel in every state member only with our ID Card and without visa.
If things change, and they will; travelling, working, studying and other thinks in the UK will become a nightmare.
What you’ll need to enter the UK
Until January you could take a plane, land in Heathrow and only because you’re an EU citizen you didn’t have to pass customs because is like you have never left your state. You just need you ID.
What you’ll need to enter the UK will not change until at least 2021.
EU citizens can continue to travel to the UK for holidays or short-term trips, without needing a visa but they’ll need to show a valid passport.
UK’s Premier as already said that they are working to create a copy of the United States’ ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization), this mean that if you want to go to UK you need a visa from the English Foreign Office. Fortunately, EU and UK are still arguing on how set new laws for this Brexit.
In the last days has already been a case of chaos at Schiphol: the airport of Amsterdam. An English passenger who used to fly usually between UK and Amsterdam complained about the queue for the visa controls via Twitter. Schiphol’s official account replied stating that the queue was only for “new staff members trained yesterdays”.
What will UK visitors need to enter EU countries?
Visitors from countries with visa-free agreements with the EU (including the UK) will not be able to enter the Schengen Area with only their passports. The EU Commission has confirmed that UK citizens will need to pay a fee to visit Europe and will need to complete the online ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) form.
New Immigration policy
Just today, the UK announced that they will follow the Austalian method, is well know that Australia is a closed country and if you want to work there you need a specified visa and the European ID cards will not be accepted anymore. Those new immigration policies will became effective from the January 2021.
Priti Patel, UK’s foreign minister, said that its State will give the highest priority to most qualified peoples, like scientists and top talented students at one condition: they should speak and write in English without problems. And most important, they will eliminate “a immigration system distorted by European freedom of movement”, as Johnson said.
Probably the most important measure refers to job’s visa, from this date if you’re looking for a job in the UK: look away. Because from this date you must already have a job in the UK with a salary at least of 30,000 € per year to be admitted to work. They also specified that EU’s citizen will be managed as all others immigrants who are searching a new job in England.