Many post-exit models have been examined and hotly debated as the right path for the UK - the Australian points-based system, the Norwegian model of integration, Switzerland’s special status, or even a unique combination of all. Is a winning strategy closer to Britain's shores, at the heart of which is prioritisation of the domestic electorate and their needs, concerns and aspirations, first and foremost, in all policy choices, rather than those of external stakeholders.
According to current laws, all under 16s have the right to a school place, regardless of their parents’ migration status. This allows children and young people the rights to have an education by their virtue as human beings, not their citizenship status. By denying them this basic right, the government would cast these young children as something less than.
Against their own material interests, Wales voted leave by a margin of 52.5%. Many have metaphorically termed this phenomenon: “turkey voting for Christmas.” Whilst the negotiating process has not been confirmed and all EU treaties and law continue to apply, it is essential to start considering the impacts Brexit might have on the already severe poverty situation in Wales.
The Brexit will affect environmental policies at the national and at the international level, impacting mostly the road towards net zero emissions goal.