In his opinion piece “Brexit and the Long, Slow EU-UK Divorce,” Global Europe Global Fellow Michael Geary and co-author Kevin Lees address growing Euroscepticism across Britain ahead of the June 23 referendum on European Union membership. “Unhappy couples,” they argue, “simply do not stay together.” The authors trace the history of disagreement between the UK and the EU as evidence that the two have been building towards separation for decades. The British have long been deemed reluctant EU members – they are not part of the Eurozone or the Schengen area. Should it choose to leave, however, the UK will still have to accept EU rules and regulations to maintain access to the single market and other EU benefits, without having a hand in setting them.

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