1.11 What is the link between ‘Brexit’ and Gibraltar?
1.12 What would the biggest (but prevented) consequence of Brexit be for workers commuting to and from Gibraltar?
2.1 Why is it so important for the UK government to cut immigration (from the EU)?
2.2 Different rules will apply to UK citizens who want to live in the EU and EU citizens who want to live in the UK after 31 December 2020 than the UK/EU citizens that already live in the EU/UK right now. What will change for them?
2.3 Critics say that the way in which the UK wants to cut back immigration might have major consequences for low-skilled workers. Why might this – in the longer run – become a problem?
Freedom of movement between the UK (including its overseas territories) and the EU has come to an end. However, there are two exceptions.
2.4 Why is there an exception for Ireland? What does the exception entail?
2.5 Why is there an exception for Gibraltar? What does the exception entail?
Imagine that The Netherlands is seriously considering to leave the EU (‘Nexit’). Give your opinionBeing able to know whether something is fact or opinion, is very important when reading news or watching an advert for example. • A fact is something that can be proved to be correct. • A… on the following questions.
3.1 Name three advantages for The Netherlands if it comes to a ‘Nexit’.
3.2 Name three disadvantages for The Netherlands if it comes to a ‘Nexit’.
3.3 Name an advantage and a disadvantage for the EU if it comes to a ‘Nexit’.
3.4 All-in-all: do you think that a ‘Nexit’ will be a good thing for The Netherlands? Please explain your answer.
Now, team up with another student
3.5 Team up with a fellow student and exchange your answers (3.1 – 3.4). Give each other written feedback. Do you agree with the feedback that you have received from your fellow students? Please explain why / why not.
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