The UK and EU recently agreed on terms surrounding the British withdrawal from the union, with this potentially acting as the catalyst for further advancements. Both negotiators in David Davis and Michel Barnier seem to have compromised to achieve this outcome, and with both sides potentially reaping benefits thus far, these talks may have achieved their aim. The pair may be highlighting their proficiency, as with both perhaps attaining their position as influencers due to their experience and political prowess, they may be showcasing the benefits of having accomplished politicians. This may reassure the public, as they may feel well represented, and with public support pivotal in ensuring support for the movement, it seems this stage may mark a poignant step in the Brexit transition. As such, whilst this may solely be the beginning of negotiations, bringing the matter to the forefront of focus may ensure both sides move towards a fresh, innovative path.
A wide array of areas seemed to be considered by the negotiators to represent the needs of the entirety of Britain, and ensure the deal remains inclusive. In the implementation period, particular beneficial aspects from EU membership may remain, including citizens who arrive in Britain and the extension of trade deals with other nations. As such, current rights given to EU citizens may be continuing, and when coupled with ensuring the voices of the masses may be represented, it seems creating coherence, and championing diversity, may be key aims.
With the draft agreement easily accessible to the masses, along with the speeches made by the influencers, it seems a prominent intention for the Government may be to keep the public well informed. This may reassure the population, and considering there has been a multitude of protests surrounding their desire to have increased involvement in any deal, it may highlight the Government’s willingness to adhere to this. With this perhaps cementing their position as influencers, and holding them in good stead domestically, it may ultimately result in increased negotiating power in Brussels. This may, therefore, be the main contributor surrounding why politicians seem to be seeking to use the debate to their advantage, as it might both advance their cause and assist their population.
The most prominent example of this may be Nicola Sturgeon who, as Scotland’s First Minister, may be aiming to productively impact her nation. As such, her involvement in the debate may be increasingly important, and she seems to have adhered to this ideology, vocalising her opinion on the fishing debate. In supporting the Scottish fishing industry, she may be ensuring her public might be supported, and with the chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation also striving to improve the agreement, Sturgeon’s involvement may increase credibility. Considering this also seemed an important focal point during the referendum, she may be reacting to the current climate, highlighting the reasoning as to why she may have originally been elected. Therefore, improvements to the deal may yet be required, as outlined via Theresa May’s letter to Donald Tusk, and since innovation remains at the forefront of focus, further productive outcomes may occur.
Whilst the negotiations are ongoing, it seems to have had a productive start, with compromise on both sides in order for Brexit plans to move forward. With other world leaders, most notably Trump and Jong-un, also seeming to prioritise talks to reach resolves, the actions of these influencers may inspire the masses to act similarly. As such, bypassing geographical and political boundaries may be taking prominence in order to achieve the overarching goal of global stability. Bypassing these boundaries may be increasingly important during this debate, as with the referendum close to an equal divide of opinions, it may be important to produce an outcome which benefits both sides. These talks, therefore, seem to suggest this might be a prominent aim, and with the negotiations ultimately originally occurring in the quest to smooth the path to a permanent relationship between the two sides, the foundations may be being laid for dividends reaped by all.
Why might representing the entirety of the British population during negotiations ensure support may be attained?