Tag: brexit

Time to strengthen the Commonwealth! #brexit #commonwealth

Australia can benefit greatly from UK’s decision to exit the European Union but it would need balls from both leaders of retrospective countries. Once the United Kingdom finally takes the shackles off, placed by members of the EU, it will haveĀ an opportunity to strengthen the Commonwealth and be a leader on the world stage.

Fifty three (53) countries are members of the Commonwealth from Africa, Asia, Caribbean & Americas, Europe and the Pacific region. Leaders of these countries now have an opportunity to work with the United Kingdom to bring about better free trade deals as well as the possibility of free movement of peoples.
Tory leader contender, Boris Johnson, once flagged an opportunity for countries such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand to have a visa free migrant bloc. This would be great news for young Australians who want to work and live in the UK and vice verser.

The recent referendum for #brexit is fantastic news and whilst I have always conceded that there will be short term pain, there will be long term gains such as strengthening the Commonwealth. Having a strong Commonwealth means that republicans such as Malcolm Turnbull will need to argue more strongly for a case to become a republic. Well done Britain!