Democracy in Brexit

A tall order of expectations and qualms about political economics seem to have taken over.

The effects of Brexit are several to recount. Rising unemployment and poverty, and falling British influence being a few of them. Letting bygones be bygones, the Remain decision by the cabinet of ministers is now in the ‘distant’ past. Promises were made; decisions were taken; and outcries were appeased. However, there seems little hope for voters and citizens alike, when the aftermath of Brexit’s Leave vote is deciphered.

There is sufficient doubt, about especially the decisions like immigration control, the biggest reason, perhaps. Now out of the European Union, the UK is on the cusp of the decision to join the EEA or sacrifice free trade and free labour mobility. While joining the EEA may improve legal security for trade, and of course, the consequent free movement of labour, it means going back on the decision to stop free movement of labor consistent with the Referendum. However, this goes against the very basis of the Leave vote. Aside from political gains, does Brexit have a purpose in this scenario? Or, has it only been meddling with emotions of the voters who hoped for the Leave decision?

Not surprisingly, emotions seem to have played a significant role for voters who voted for Remain. Be iteducational institutions insisting on voting to Remain for availability of funds for advanced education, or the dwindling economic performance of the UK reflecting on the lifestyles of the citizens, it has raised doubts about reasons (other than the economic non-performance of the EU) about taking the vote for Brexit. Some citizens also ask, quite conclusively, about the system of voting, in case of Brexit. Deciding to Leave, or to Remain has been based on quite a marginal result. To top this, the nonchalant voting system and its results are being existentially questioned.Not just trade and movement of labour, but a varied number of issues may be garnering their heads up in the near future. The need for a clear and coherent Constitution that clarifies points on trade, commerce and international presence after the decision is necessary. This may be a start to the long road of democratic administrati

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