Brexit: 5 Minutes And A Dozen Questions To Test Your Understanding Of Theresa May's Eu Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

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Brexit: 5 Minutes And A Dozen Questions To Test Your Understanding Of Theresa May


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  • 1. 
    Under the Withdrawal Agreement, what happens once the UK has left the EU on 29 March 2019?
    • A. 

      The UK enters into the initial transition period, during which most EU laws will continue to apply in the UK, including the customs union

    • B. 

      The UK regains its sovereignty in full and will trade with the EU on WTO terms, until and unless a free trade agreement is concluded with the EU

    • C. 

      The UK regains its sovereignty in full and a free trade deal negotiated between the EU and the UK comes into effect

    • D. 

      Don't know

    • E. 

      Other

  • 2. 
    The initial transition period is set to end:
    • A. 

      End of 2022

    • B. 

      End of 2020

    • C. 

      End of 2021

    • D. 

      This is to be agreed

    • E. 

      Don't know

    • F. 

      Other

  • 3. 
    Once the initial transition period ends, does the EU have the right to prevent the UK’s exit from the EU customs union:
    • A. 

      No, the UK is free to leave at that point, including without a deal

    • B. 

      Yes, the EU has a right to keep us in the customs union indefinitely because the UK may not leave except if an agreement is concluded with the EU. This is the “backstop". There is no longer an equivalent of "Article 50" allowing the UK to exit.

    • C. 

      Do not know

    • D. 

      Other

  • 4. 
    A free trade agreement between the EU and the UK will require:
    • A. 

      Consent of a majority of the member states of the EU

    • B. 

      Consent of all of the member states of the EU, giving any of them the right to prevent the UK’s exit from the “backstop” / customs union and single market

    • C. 

      Don't know

    • D. 

      Other

  • 5. 
    All global trade agreements (including the EU’s) always contain clauses allowing each party to withdraw on notice, is it true or false?
    • A. 

      True. It is normal practice to allow any party to exit a trade agreement by giving a period of notice

    • B. 

      False. Countries cannot exit trade agreements once they are agreed.

    • C. 

      Don't know

  • 6. 
    If there is a dispute over any matter relating to the Withdrawal Agreement, will it always be resolved by an arbitration panel made up of representatives of both sides?
    • A. 

      No, questions of EU law will be decided not by the panel but the European Court of Justice

    • B. 

      Yes, UK and EU judges will resolve questions of EU law together.

    • C. 

      Don't know

    • D. 

      Other

  • 7. 
    The UK will pay the initial “divorce” sum of £39 billion to the EU:
    • A. 

      Once the UK has negotiated a legally binding trade agreement with the EU. We pay nothing unless there is a free trade deal agreed with the EU.

    • B. 

      Once the Withdrawal Agreement is approved and before any negotiation of a free trade agreement with the EU

    • C. 

      Don't know

    • D. 

      Other

  • 8. 
    While the UK remains inside the EU customs union, during the transition period or later during the backstop, it will:
    • A. 

      Continue to have a say over the EU laws and tariffs to which it will be subject to

    • B. 

      Have no vote or any other decision-making power over any of the EU laws, including common customs tariffs

    • C. 

      Don't know

    • D. 

      Other

  • 9. 
    The customs union with the EU:
    • A. 

      Gives the EU tariff-free access for its export goods into the UK market and forces the UK to maintain the EU’s high tariffs against competing goods from other countries

    • B. 

      Gives the EU tariff-free access for its export goods into the UK market, while leaving the UK free to impose lower tariffs against competing goods from other countries such as the USA, China and Japan.

    • C. 

      Don't know

    • D. 

      Other

  • 10. 
    While the UK remains within the EU customs union, economies around the world:
    • A. 

      Are likely to give us free trade deals because the customs union does not prevent us from being able to agree concessions on their goods export

    • B. 

      Are unlikely to give us free trade in our services or exports because we will be bound by EU law and not able to offer concessions in return on their goods exports to us

    • C. 

      Do not know

    • D. 

      Other

  • 11. 
    Art. 184 says that the EU and the UK shall use their ‘best endeavours’ to negotiate a trade agreement in time for the end of the transition. “Best endeavours” means:
    • A. 

      It is extremely unlikely we will be able to leave or force a deal even if the EU has been slowing down negotiations, as the EU will always be able to claim it is unable to agree to the kind of deal the UK wants. Individual EU members could block a deal over issues such as fishing rights or Gibraltar.

    • B. 

      We will be able to leave or force a deal if we can show that the EU has been making unreasonable demands or slowing down negotiations

    • C. 

      Do not know

    • D. 

      Other

  • 12. 
    If the EU makes changes to its laws which damage UK industries:
    • A. 

      There are no effective safeguards that the UK may rely on to prevent this

    • B. 

      The UK will have a right of veto or other legally effective safeguards to prevent those changes from applying in the UK

    • C. 

      Do not know

    • D. 

      Other

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