Strategy for Brexit in the era of COVID-19 and climate chaos:
Build resilience and security through greater national self-sufficiency together with global cooperation
We have formally left the EU, but as yet our future relationships in the world at the end of the transition period are undecided. There are widely differing paths we could follow: we could align ourselves closely with the USA; we could remain closely aligned with the EU; we could become an ultra-competitive, low-tax, low-regulation nation; or we could aim to build national resilience through more self-sufficiency whilst at the same time cooperating globally to better prepare us for the global challenges ahead.
This report considers that the option of remaining in close alignment with the EU is too politically difficult to achieve. Having made this assumption, it argues that the only viable option is the final one: building national resilience through more localisation combined with deeper global cooperation. This option, of building national resilience through more localisation is likely to resonate widely across the political spectrum whilst addressing many of the issues behind the Brexit vote.
The report makes recommendations as to how the UK could: promote resilience through localisation; build a robust economy that safeguards our environment, food supplies, and health both now and in the future, and work with others to build global cooperation to face future challenges. It is available to download here.