Juan Pablo Escobar Lopera (Semillero GRIS – Universidad EAFIT, Medellín).
Just some days ago, we witnessed how the MP’s in Britain voted against a no-deal Brexit, putting in some trouble Theresa May’s government. The UK has faced many hardships before the vote held in 2016 to leave or remain in the EU. We can still see how they have not abandoned the idea of leaving. This is curious considering how this situation has given the UK headaches such as industries threatening with leaving the country, like Nissan, who just announced the end of the production of two luxury vehicles in the UK, prompting the moving of more car production out of the UK (Riley, 2019). Joining Nissan, we can also find Toyota, Honda and even powerhouses like Jaguar-Land Rover, which have announced going out of the business by closing factories, transfer of production and cuts in preparation for Brexit. This is just the view of the automotive industry, but this can be seen across different productive areas in the UK, and we haven’t even talked about the geopolitical problems that the UK faces with Brexit, like the situation in the Irish border, which remains a complex topic that needs to be solved in preparation for Brexit.