Unravelling and reimagining the UK’s relationship with the EU

22 May 2017

Research across the East of England finds anger and anxiety over Brexit, and a broad consensus on single market access

People want the UK to strike a compromise deal with the EU similar to the European Economic Area’s ‘Norway model’, new qualitative research by University of Cambridge academics has found.

The research, which canvassed opinion from hundreds of people across the East of England by Professor Catherine Barnard and Dr Amy Ludlow, from Cambridge’s Faculty of Law, found many participants wanted full single market access with no free movement or payment to the EU – a position the EU rejects.

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The views expressed in this research paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

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