As the dust settles on the UK's vote to leave the EU, the big question on everyones' lips is: What Now?
It is clear that the UK will have to negotiate a deal with the remaining EU but how should it go about it? And what about the rest of the world? Will free movement continue? Or perhaps be adapted to include a different set or subset of nations?
Commonwealth Exchange (CX) has a full plan for what to do next. Written by CX Directors Ralph Buckle and Tim Hewish, the plan was initially submitted to the Institute of Economic Affairs' Brexit Prize (in Tim's name) where it claimed a place on the podium and wide renown.
Since then, the plan has also been published as part of the IEA's "Brexit: Directions for Britain Outside the EU"
In addition, CX has published additional research around the topic, particularly focusing on immigration and trade policy:
- "How to Solve a Problem Like a Visa" making recommendations to fix the UK's broken immigration system
- "The Commonwealth's Call to Duty" suggesting ways for the UK to build on its defence links with countries around the world
- "Why Trade in Commonwealth Markets", our guide showing why trade is already easier with Commonwealth countries even before any new trade deals are signed
- Polling showing majority public support across the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada for a free-movement zone between the four countries