Spaces and Exchanges
The Brexit is a perfect topic for illustrating the notion of Spaces and Exchanges. What will be the implications for the movement of people and of goods across the new borders? How will industries and businesses be affected by the new taxes placed on cross-border trade? How will the fishing industry be organised? How will people be able to travel out of and to the UK? How will student exchanges be affected? There are so many questions and the answers are not always clear.
- For a simple explanation about the Brexit take a look at the BBC’s « Newsround » website.
- The Northern Irish Border is also very important in the Brexit negotiations. Watch this video to understand just why the problem of the Backstop is holding things up. It also explains the history of the troubles in Northern Ireland and why the border is so important.
- You can also read this article on the Speakeasy website which explains what is the difference between a « hard Brexit » and a « soft Brexit » and what is « no deal ».
- Finally with such a complex subject it helps to have some humour. Here is funny video about the « Brexit divorce »!