‘We need to build trust’: The battle for the future of the UK
The Brexit vote has unleashed a global debate about what Britain wants to do next.
But the British government has failed to explain its position to its voters, leaving some sceptical that it will be able to deliver on its promises.
The UK is the third-biggest economy in the world, after China and the US, and is the only major country to leave the European Union.
In recent months, it has also been rocked by scandals that have highlighted serious shortcomings in its governance and accountability.
Many British voters were frustrated by the lack of answers.
Many Britons are also angry that their country has lost its place in the global economy, where the UK ranks fourth behind China, the US and Germany.
“It’s like we were not there,” said Niamh Farrell, a 26-year-old student.
“We were supposed to be here.
We were promised jobs, to get a house, to do the things we were supposed.
But they never did anything.”
Farrell is among many who believe that the UK is being treated unfairly by the EU, which has not provided the necessary safeguards to protect the rights of the British people.
Brexit has brought Brexit and Brexiters into close proximity.
The referendum was triggered by the government’s decision to leave, which came as a shock to many in the UK and elsewhere.
It also triggered a surge in nationalist sentiment across Europe, and a growing sense of resentment among some voters about what they believe is the failure of the EU to deliver.
In a series of rallies and protests across Britain, including one in the city of Bradford on Friday, thousands have protested against the Brexit vote and called for the UK to leave.
Many people said that the EU has failed them.
“This is not the time for Brexit,” said a 29-year old protester at Bradford’s Bradford City Council.
“They need to be doing something right.”
The protest has attracted international attention.
US President Donald Trump, a former reality television star, said he would hold a meeting with the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, in Washington on Wednesday.
“What we have to do is find a way to keep the UK in the European Economic Area,” Johnson told the BBC.
The European Union has refused to meet with Johnson, who is also a member of the European Parliament, but he said on Twitter on Wednesday that he was “ready to make an offer” to Johnson.
He did not elaborate.
In London, a group of demonstrators, called the ‘Brexit March’, has gathered outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, chanting “We will not leave the EU!” and “Brexit, Brexit, leave!”
The march is being organised by the British group ‘Boris Johnson, Stop the Brexit’, which is backed by Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Green party.
Protesters also gathered in other European cities, including in Brussels, where some demonstrators chanted “We’ll never go back to the old Europe.”
In Germany, demonstrators gathered outside parliament and called on politicians to vote to leave on Wednesday night.
“The people of Germany have been betrayed by the European elites and they want to leave,” said one of the marchers.
“Germany is not a member state of the union, but it is a signatory to the union and therefore the EU is our main enemy.”