Monday, April 03, 2017

BRITON - Brexit

IMHO:  Brexit is lose-lose.  It's just nationalism at its worst.

"Brexit countdown begins with formal notice from UK" PBS NewsHour 3/29/2017


SUMMARY:  The British government formally launched the process of leaving the European Union on Wednesday, nine months after the British people voted to quit the political and economic bloc.  Now the United Kingdom has two years to hammer out specific terms of its withdrawal, in negotiations that promise to be tough.  Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.

"Brexit doesn't have to be a lose-lose deal, says UK ambassador" PBS NewsHour 3/29/2017


SUMMARY:  After the United Kingdom gave its formal notice of its intention to split from the E.U., the European Council president lamented, "There is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day."  But what does Brexit mean for the British people?  British Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the decision to break away and the path ahead.

"In Gibraltar, British citizens worry about effects of Brexit" PBS NewsHour 4/2/2017


SUMMARY:  Last week, British Prime Minister Theresa May began the formal process of the United Kingdom's exit from the 28-nation European Union, nine months after British voters chose to leave the EU.  This has the British citizens of Gibraltar, a 3-square-mile sliver of land in southern Spain that's more than 1,000 miles away from London, worried about effects on travel and trade regulations.  NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Amy Guttman reports.

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