In January this year, the United Kingdom concluded the so-called Brexit, that is, its withdrawal from the bloc known as the European Union. After years of negotiations, countries such as England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales once again have their own rules, such as the issue of immigration.
However, the first few months of Britain’s “independence” have been one of difficulties, with fuel and food shortages. Official estimates suggest that more than a million foreigners will have left the UK in 2020 and many of those who remain will not regularize their status.
As a result, it is estimated that there are now 100,000 drivers in the UK, where 90% of cargo is transported by road. The British government has taken some punctual measures to address the problems. The validity of thousands of temporary work visas for foreigners looking to work in the UK has been extended in the first months of next year.
in episodes of estado news This Friday, we are going to understand the combination of factors that caused the United Kingdom to go through this delicate moment, with Vinicius Rodrigues Vieira, Professor of International Relations and Economics Course at FAAP. And yet, the testimony of Brazilians who live in England is how they are living this reality.
Presentation: Emanuel Bomfi
Production/Editing: Gustavo Lopes, Jefferson Perleberg, Ana Paula Niederaur and Rafael Nascimento
Sound / Editing: Moacir Biasi