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Brexit Debates Heat Up: 5 Geopolitical Effects You Need to Know

1. Boris Johnson warns Hard Brexit “will be forced.”

Since Boris Johnson was appointed PM, he has made his message clear to the EU, that the UK is ready for a no-deal Brexit. Boris Johnson’s new envoy to Brussels told EU counterparts the UK will leave the bloc on October 31 “whatever the circumstances” in the first meeting between the new government’s team and the European Commission. “[Mr Frost] explained the UK position, as set out by the prime minister, that the UK would leave the EU on October 31 whatever the circumstances,” said a spokesman for the British government. The EU however, has continued to hold firm on the deal they had put forward, and it seems Boris Johnson will have to prepare Britain for a no-deal Brexit. In the latest events, Boris Johnson has accused MPs and the EU of collaborating to block Brexit. His accusations have not been taken lightly with the potential of a cross-party backlash. The debate is more intense than ever as the deadline to strike a deal comes closer.

2. UK less capable to deal with tough Brexit now

An official document revealed that the UK is currently less able to cope with a hard Brexit than it was in the spring, with the real risk of panic-buying in the run-up to Christmas and civil disorder if the country leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October. To highlight the scale of the incoming issue, the new chancellor, Sajid Javid, announced an extra £2.1bn of funding to prepare for a no-deal exit, and that may not be enough to keep the economy afloat. There are multiple problems ahead, ranging from the lack of supply of medicine to the NHS, to consumer panic as well as food shortages. It remains to be seen whether the UK will be able to deal with them.

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3. UK divided over the issue

4. Hard Brexit will lead to weaker pound and slower growth

5. Is Boris Johnson’s approach making a soft Brexit more likely?

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