Ramifications of 'Brexit' Unclear, Professor Siegel Says

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
SF STATE NEWS -- Those who want to leave the European Union say that its size and level of bureaucracy limit the United Kingdom’s influence and sovereignty. Those who want to remain reason that the U.K. needs to be part of a larger bloc of countries to continue to influence events, improve internal and external security and promote economic stability. We asked Scott N. Siegel, assistant professor of International Relations at San Francisco State University, to supply context for the possible outcomes and ramifications should Brits decide to stay … or Brexit. “In general, if they do vote to leave, no one has any idea what that means,” Siegel says. “Will it mean that they forge a new type of relationship or new type of agreement with the EU? Would it mean that Britain is absolutely out of the EU? It’s really, really unclear what the future relationship would be.”