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Author: David Cracknell
Goodbye and thanks for all the fish. That was basically the message from the mammoth nation of Greenland when it left the EU in 1985. Its exit negotiations, although complicated by relations with Denmark, had taken just three years; but their main interest was cod and it never exactly had any problem with immigration or calls for big contributions to the European budget. So, there is one precedent for a country leaving the EU, albeit a little talked about or studied one; but it gives us some scant evidence as to how matters might proceed.
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Author: David Cracknell
Just over a week since the momentous decision was made to Brexit, Tavistock attempts to make head and tail of it in a series of blogs over the next few days. The dust has barely settled, uncertainty abounds, but opportunities will arise. For those of us who enjoy political drama, we always knew that at least Brexit would make better TV. An historic and shock decision to leave the European Union. A double party leadership crisis. Shakespearian plotting and backstabbing. Careers made and broken within minutes - and all just a year after a general election.
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