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The course of Brexit was set in the hours and days after the 2016 referendum. / It was at 6:22 a.m. on June 24, 2016 — 59 minutes before the official tally was unveiled — that the European Council sent its first “lines to take” to the national governments that make up the EU.
Brexit has not only failed to deliver on its promise of reducing immigration and controlling borders, but it has also made the immigration issue worse and more difficult to manage. The government’s chaotic and ineffective immigration policies, such as the Rwanda policy, have only added to the problem.
Today we aim to cut through the noise by looking at four of the fundamental principles behind European Union membership. Welcome to the four freedoms of the EU’s internal market.
The four freedoms govern the movement of goods, persons, services and capital with-in the EU. They are the cornerstones of the Single Market and the common currency.Many citizens see them as the greatest achievement of the European unification project.
As the British government continues to debate the kind of customs relationship it wants with the European Union after Brexit, one question looms large: how will it solve the Irish border problem?
Italy's PM, Matteo Renzi, says it will be "impossible" for Brexit talks to provide a deal that gives British people more rights than those outside the EU.
Sweden's Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, speaks to Mark Urban about the Brexit referendum vote - and how negotiations might go for the UK's exit.