Yesterday a lot of people protested in London because they wanted to remain in the European Union. It was a huge protest with thousands of people.
Thousands from all over the UK gathered in London to say "we will continue to fight #Brexit!" We can #StopBrexit together! #PeoplesMarch4EU pic.twitter.com/S0EeEEADsi— London4Europe (@London4Europe) 9 settembre 2017
Since 2016 the British Prime Minister has continued her work that is aimed at leaving the UE.
However, some people who supported Brexit have changed their minds , some educators and businessmen living in the City are afraid of the next steps because things might change and create more problems . People living in Scotland would also like to choose to part of the UE.
The European Union has never been loved by the Britsh people. Those who chose to leave thought that European Laws and money spent to support the poorest areas in Europe were not good for the British.
The issue of immigrants was also one of the main reasons for choosing to leave.
There are a lot of problems in the UK but it is true that a lot of jobs are not done by the British people: immigrants and other European citizens work in fields where no British man or woman would work."#Brexit is a distraction to the problems this country faces" — Tony Blair https://t.co/UhIUXJLdOt #Marr pic.twitter.com/9VdiV6bLoD— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) 10 settembre 2017
Personally I feel that Britain has always felt an island and British citizens do not always share a European attitude. They also live in the past, when Britain had a great Empire. First of all, they are British citizens.
In education Britain has been chosen for the quality of many university courses and for studying English. Educators and many students have visited the UK many times and most of the tourist industry relies on people coming to Britain to study and to visit its famous landmarks.
If they leave Europe , there will be fewer students and people who choose to go to Britain to study and work.
The world of finance is also worried. What will London be like once most institutions have left it?
A city like London relies on the presence of a cosmopolitan society where people come and choose to live.
This is an interesting document which I found online and which I might use with my students to discuss the issue of Brexit. We love Britain and most of our students visit it and study there. The future might be different. The projects supported by the European Union will not be able to finance mobility of teachers and students. We will choose Ireland and other European partners but it will not be the same. My hope is that things might change and Britain doesn't leave Europe.