Have those who voted for Brexit in the UK been betrayed? By the mooted 50bn divorce settlement
Is there a way forward?
I'm an European, not living or born in the UK. But still the whole Brexit thing matters to all Europeans.
To leave the European Market, cultural institutions, science and education programs, labour rights and financial regulation comes with a cost.
I can not judge if 50bn is to much or to little as you have to know how the 50bn is calculated. Every country that joined the project of the European Union has responsibilities to take. It invests and gets benefits of sharing information, education, economical deals etc. These are obligations, for every country. Every country pays it's share if it wants to participate in a project. Paying the workforce, research, making the project work and maintenance. These can be schools, roads, jobs etc. This has to be paid. It is paid by every member of the European Union. To step away is like breaking a contract. Lots of "projects" are long term and the financial backup is calculated over a longer period. This is the money the UK promised to pay before there was any talk or vote about Brexit.
The 50 bn is not a punishment, it is the sum of money that Britain still has to pay it's employers that work oversee, the roads that are build with money from the EU etc.
So the fact that the UK has to pay something is normal. How much is difficult to say as you have to know the ins and outs of the deal.
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