Shadows of Empire: Hard Brexit, Commonwealth revival, and UK-Canada relations

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This article examines how UK-Canada relations will be impacted by a hard Brexit. The article proceeds in two stages. First, it examines in detail how the Brexit process to date has changed the meaning of withdrawal, focusing on the triptych of a hard(er) Brexit, hard bargaining, and the Global Britain discourse. Second, it considers whether UK-Canada relations will benefit from this harder Brexit, focusing on the categories of diplomacy, foreign policy, economics, and politics. The article concludes that, even though a harder Brexit is being undertaken in the name of improved relations with the Commonwealth and Anglosphere, the risks of Brexit for Ottawa far outweigh the potential advantages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalBalsillie Papers
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2020


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