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Old 14.03.2018, 13:43
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Re: Brexit (and other UK stuff) information roadshow in Swizterland

tbh, I didn't think that she said anything was certain. Only that until we reach 2020 that things would remain the same, what happens afterwards is what we are negotiating. Unless I have it wrong, it seems like no real answers were forthcoming and she just towed the party line.

The Bilateral agreement the UK has with Switzerland won't change unless the arrangements agreed with the EU mean that they are likely too cause friction and so would be revised.

Other then that, using Switzerland as a model for the UK existing outside of the EU is hypothetical not factual, as was being insinuated by the Ambassador, as the EU will not grant the same priviledges to the UK it has given Switzerland. If we start demanding the same priviledges, the EU may screw over Switzerland and then all those rules will also need to be rewritten.

Most of the evening was driven by questions pertaining to the rights of UK Swiss residents and the value of owning a British passport in the future. We barely touched on the impacts that Brexit will make on the UK economy, on EU funding, research grants and subsidies, farming and fishing policies etc.
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