PAINT ME LIKE YOUR ORANGES

 

An orange-based narrative of Brexit (Britain leaving the EU). The colour itself takes inspiration from anger (red) and fear (yellow), as shown in the internal border that divides 'Brexiters' and 'Remainers'. Oranges are also used symbolically to represent the trade negotiations and the 'barriers between borders', because they benefit from the protectionist economic policies in the EU.

 

 

The EU referendum divides the UK population into 'Leave' or Remain'. The narrow win of the Leave campaign's 52% further divides the nation post-referendum, especially as there is an uncertainty about what leaving actually means and the different flavours of 'Soft' and Hard' Brexit.

 

 

The 'mirage' of future possibilities, as the referendum rejected the 'status quo' of membership, but also gave a 'future to be defined', because what is decided changes so frequently.

 

 

There is an initial economic cannibalisation from the decision. 

 

 

Without a deal, Britain would be seen as 'crashing out' of the European Union with a 'Hard Brexit' and trading on WTO terms.

 

 

Civil Servants scramble on both sides to prepare a 'compromise' deal. 

 

 

The parts of the deal are revealed, but there is a reminder that "nothing is agreed until everything is agreed."

 

 

The politicisation of fishing rights became one of the high profile 'sticking points' of the negotiation.

 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) the invisible threat to negotiators and the negotiation process. But also, the citizens who are left waiting.

 

 

The conclusion of 'Brexit', which is about being separate but not alone, with a new trade deal and the 'outstretched arm' of the new working relationship.

 

 

Unpicking the 'new deal' and what it now means in the 'real world'.

 

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