Thom Brooks, professor of Law and Government at Durham University, has reiterated that Britain will not look any different after its EU exit.
The professor claimed that the Government will look for other “scape goats” to ensure that Britain does not fully cut ties with Brussels.
“There are a number of body institutions that Britain is a part of, the EU is a large, growing, organic organisation that Britain has been part of for more than 40 years.
Thom Brooks said the UK would not fully cut ties with the EU after Brexit
“I do not think there will be a complete cut from that so there are other areas such as security and counter terrorism, that the government will want to stay in and remain a part of.
“Brexit – the freedom, the independence will be limited if it’s anything at all.
“I think the Brexit of the future won’t be all that different from where we are right now at this moment.”
Mr Brooks claimed that the Government had to acknowledge the reality of Brexit if they were to achieve what was promised in the run up to the EU referendum.
He added: “A lot of the negotiation on Britain’s side has been picking about trade deals and how that might work and having some access to the single market, I think there will be a price tag there.
Brexit – the freedom, the independence will be limited if it’s anything at all
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“I also think there will be a price tag for any type of divorce.
“A lot of people who voted for Brexit did so for let’s say immigration concerns and acting on that will be seen as the will of the people.
“Actually the government can hit its net migration target without implementing Brexit, they can do it now.
“They choose not to do it and it makes me think that that don’t want to do it and are looking to find others to blame for their inability to hit the targets.”
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Shortly after the Brexit vote, the professor claimed that Britain would not leave the EU and remains confident in his prediction, despite the Prime Minister triggering Article 50.
He finished: “I think it won’t happen for a lot of reasons. One of them is the Brexit that a lot of people were told would happen, £350million to the NHS, a Brexit with a points based immigration system. A Brexit that we would still be in the single market originally.
“All of these things don’t seem to be happening. The Brexit that people were sold hasn’t taken place. We are still a long way off to see what Brexit will actually be.”