Learn about the key issues and events involved in the UK's impending exit from the EU with this free online course.Publisher: Advance Learning
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The term 'Brexit' refers to the impending withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, following a referendum in 2016, in which 51.9 per cent of voters voted in support of a withdrawal. In this course, you will learn about the timetable for withdrawal and how agreement can be reached on the UK's future relationship with Europe. You will study issues such as free trade and movement, the so-called "divorce bill" and the so-called "Irish backstop".
In November 2018, the European Commission and UK negotiators reached an agreement on the 'Withdrawal Agreement' and on an outline of the political declaration on the future EU-UK relationship. Provisions included: the rights of EU and UK citizens, a "transition period", the movement of goods, financial obligations and the so-called "backstop" or the issue of a hard border on the island of Ireland. You will learn more about this Agreement and the timeline of events leading up to it.
In March 2019, British Prime Minister Theresa May travelled to Brussels to renegotiate the Brexit deal, following the British parliament's rejection of the deal earlier in January. However, the British Prime Minister’s gambit to renegotiate the treaty, set the UK on a collision course with the rest of the EU, which insisted it was not going to re-negotiate the agreement.
In addition in this course, you will learn about Britain's historical relationship with the European Union and its development. You will analyse the Brexit campaign and learn how party politics and the media helped to shape it. Learn how Britain's decision not to hold referenda on key issues such as the Maastricht Treaty and the Single European Act, led to the rise of Eurosceptic support and new political parties, such as the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). This course will be of great interest to all learners who would like to learn more about Brexit, what lead to the UK wanting to leave the EU and the implications for other EU states. So why wait? Learn more about the possible implications of Brexit on the UK and other EU states today!
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Brexit Process - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Brexit
Brexit Process - Lesson Summary
Brexit - Politics and the Media
Politics and the Media - Learning Outcomes
Britain-EU Early History
Politics and the Media - Lesson Summary
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Explain the origins and main features of Brexit
- Outline the main provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement
- Define important terms such as 'backstop' and 'hard brexit'
- Summarise some of the latest developments in the process
- Describe the development of the European Union and Britain's relationship with it
- Explain the role of party politics in the referendum campaigns
- Recognise the contribution of the media in the referendum campaigns
- Summarise the referendum results by country and territory
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