With the UK having finally left the EU, many are left wondering as to how exactly their lives will change in the post-Brexit era. One of the primary concerns being: the extent and scope of travelling within the European Union after Brexit for UK citizens.
The UK has left the EU, but what happens next? This is to say, what does Brexit actually mean for the general British public? How will YOU be affected? And how should you prepare for it? The answer, contrary to Johnson’s pledge of getting Brexit “done”, still remains undecided. In fact, for the time-being, Brexit will have no tangible, immediate impact on any of the above mentioned or other issues. That’s because the UK and EU will not disengage immediately. Instead, the UK will continue to follow EU rules as it enters into a transition period in which the two sides will try to hash out the future relationship.
Against some uncertainty about how Brexit will impact the human rights and equality regime in the UK, we sat down with Professor Suzanne Rab of Serle Court Chambers to hear her thoughts on the matter. Professor Rab discussed the potential implications of Brexit on the human rights landscape and how the UK’s record in pioneering progressive legislation around equality and diversity could now be in jeopardy. Professor Rab also shared with us perspectives from her own personal story against an emerging landscape of increasing anti-immigrant sentiment.