Brexit - A Guide For The Perplexed

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01Bonfire of the regulations?20170213

After Brexit, what happens to all those EU rules and regulations? Chris Morris discovers how Britain will face will undergo an extraordinary legal revolution. Many of the country's laws will be rewritten, and all kinds of new agencies created to police them. What will this mean in practice, how long might it take, and what has Henry VIII got to do with it?

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Researcher: Dearbhail Starr
Editor: Hugh Levinson.

After Brexit, what happens to all those EU rules and regulations? Chris Morris finds out.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

01Can Scotland do Brexit differently?20170215

The Scottish government says it wants to stay closer to the EU than England after Brexit. What could this mean in practice? Chris Morris investigates - with the help of a glass of claret, a fishing excursion and a brain-stretching session of neuropolitics.

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson
Reseacher: Dearbhail Starr.

Chris Morris discovers Scottish plans to do Brexit differently.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

01Could Brexit change our travel plans?20170214

When the UK leaves the EU, will travel to and from Europe change? Will low-cost airlines find it more expensive to do business and pass on the costs to us? Will we have to factor in the cost of a visa and the hassle of getting one, just to cross the Channel? And even if we do, does it matter? Or are these things just a price worth paying for controlling our borders and blocking the free movement of people? To find out how things could go, Chris Morris takes his own journey - into the future.
Producers: Shabnam Grewal, Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson.

Will leaving the EU change how people travel in and out of Europe?

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

01Donald Trump and Brexit20170217

What might Donald Trump mean for Brexit? Will the new US President offer Britain a vital new ally as it leaves the EU? Or will the president's attitudes towards Europe complicate the Brexit process - and trade pose problems for Theresa May? Chris Morris investigates how we now have to navigate a new global universe.

What might Donald Trump mean for Brexit? Chris Morris investigates a new global universe.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

01Is the City's goose cooked?20170216

Will the City of London - Britain's golden goose - have its wings clipped by Brexit? Chris Morris discovers a financial fairy tale surrounding a vital question. Many EU countries say they hope to win some of the City's lucrative business after Britain leaves the EU. But does Europe fear harming what will remain a vital asset for the whole continent?

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Researcher: Dearbhail Starr.

Will the City of London, Britain's golden goose, have its wings clipped by Brexit?

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

01The Cliff Edge20170209Could Brexit send UK trade off a cliff edge? Chris Morris discovers what's at stake.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

01The cost of the divorce20170207

How much will it cost the UK to leave the European Union? Chris Morris investigates with the help of a top divorce lawyer and an expert on the financial facts. He draws up a list of assets to be divvied up and the ongoing maintenance payments which may need to be made. It could add up to around £50 or £60 billion and the EU seems determined to extract payment. Will it all end in tears?

Producers: Shabnam Grewal, Chris Bowlby
Researcher: Dearbhail Starr.

How much will it cost the UK to leave the European Union?

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

01What about EU subsidies?20170210Chris Morris takes a road trip through Cornwall to find out if Brexit would mean the loss of nearly half a billion pounds in subsidies, and if so, how the region would cope. Cornwall is one of the poorest areas in England and so qualifies for EU regional subsidies. Its people also voted overwhelmingly for Brexit. Chris meets a pasty maker who benefited from subsidies and voted to remain, while his friend, a dairy farmer, voted to leave. He asks voices from business, academia and local government what they expect when the EU subsidy programmes stop - and their view of the UK government's pledge to maintain similar funding levels till 2020.
Producers: Shabnam Grewal and Chris Bowlby
Researcher: Dearbhail Starr.

Chris Morris visits Cornwall to ask what happens to EU subsidies after Brexit.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

01What if you're living on the 'wrong side' of the Channel?20170208

How could things change for British expats and EU nationals in the UK after Brexit? Chris Morris meets a community worker who advises Poles living in Britain and takes part in a radio phone-in on a station which broadcasts to British expats in Europe. It seems that people on both sides of the channel share similar views. Some are worried about their pensions and healthcare while others think little will change. The experts appear to think a deal will be done to protect both the migrants and the expats but what of future generations who may want to live across the channel ? That's when things become even more unclear.
Producers: Chris Bowlby and Shabnam Grewal
Researcher: Dearbhail Starr.

How could things change for British expats and EU nationals in the UK after Brexit?

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

01Who are we negotiating with?20170206

When the UK negotiates Brexit, who will be on the other side of the table? The answer's complex. Chris Morris reports on the complicated range of interests on the EU side who will have a say in settling a deal on Britain's departure - with domestic elections across the Continent playing a key role. And find out why there could be scorpions....

Producers: Shabnam Grewal, Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson.

Who will be on the other side of the table when the UK negotiates Brexit?

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

010120170206

As the UK's prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done? Chris Morris cuts through the jargon to discover how everyone's lives could change. What will the EU want, how big is the exit bill, what are the potential benefits? How could travel, jobs or public spending change? How does it look from Cornwall or Scotland? Those wanting answers pose their questions, insiders reveal what they think will happen.

Producers: Shabnam Grewal, Chris Bowlby

Editor: Hugh Levinson.

As the UK's prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done? Chris Morris cuts through the jargon to discover how everyone's lives could change. What will the EU want, how big is the exit bill, what are the potential benefits? How could travel, jobs or public spending change? How does it look from Cornwall or Scotland? Those wanting answers pose their questions, insiders reveal what they think will happen.

010220170207

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done? Chris Morris cuts through the jargon to discover how everyone's lives could change.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done? Chris Morris cuts through the jargon to discover how everyone's lives could change.

0103What If You're Living On The 'wrong Side' Of The Channel?20170208How could things change for British expats and EU nationals in the UK after Brexit? Chris Morris meets a community worker who advises Poles living in Britain and takes part in a radio phone-in on a station which broadcasts to British expats in Europe. It seems that people on both sides of the channel share similar views. Some are worried about their pensions and healthcare while others think little will change. The experts appear to think a deal will be done to protect both the migrants and the expats but what of future generations who may want to live across the channel ? That's when things become even more unclear.

Producers: Chris Bowlby and Shabnam Grewal

Researcher: Dearbhail Starr.

How could things change for British expats and EU nationals in the UK after Brexit? Chris Morris meets a community worker who advises Poles living in Britain and takes part in a radio phone-in on a station which broadcasts to British expats in Europe. It seems that people on both sides of the channel share similar views. Some are worried about their pensions and healthcare while others think little will change. The experts appear to think a deal will be done to protect both the migrants and the expats but what of future generations who may want to live across the channel ? That's when things become even more unclear.

Producers: Chris Bowlby and Shabnam Grewal

How could things change for British expats and EU nationals in the UK after Brexit? Chris Morris meets a community worker who advises Poles living in Britain and takes part in a radio phone-in on a station which broadcasts to British expats in Europe. It seems that people on both sides of the channel share similar views. Some are worried about their pensions and healthcare while others think little will change. The experts appear to think a deal will be done to protect both the migrants and the expats but what of future generations who may want to live across the channel ? That's when things become even more unclear.

0104The Cliff Edge20170209Could Brexit send UK trade off a cliff edge? Chris Morris discovers what's at stake as the UK extracts itself from the EU. What if there's no deal on new trade arrangements when Brexit happens?

Producers: Shabnam Grewal and Chris Bowlby

Researcher: Dearbhail Starr.

Could Brexit send UK trade off a cliff edge? Chris Morris discovers what's at stake as the UK extracts itself from the EU. What if there's no deal on new trade arrangements when Brexit happens?

0105What About Eu Subsidies?20170210Chris Morris takes a road trip through Cornwall to find out if Brexit would mean the loss of nearly half a billion pounds in subsidies, and if so, how the region would cope. Cornwall is one of the poorest areas in England and so qualifies for EU regional subsidies. Its people also voted overwhelmingly for Brexit. Chris meets a pasty maker who benefited from subsidies and voted to remain, while his friend, a dairy farmer, voted to leave. He asks voices from business, academia and local government what they expect when the EU subsidy programmes stop - and their view of the UK government's pledge to maintain similar funding levels till 2020.

Producers: Shabnam Grewal and Chris Bowlby

Researcher: Dearbhail Starr.

0106Bonfire Of The Regulations?20170213After Brexit, what happens to all those EU rules and regulations? Chris Morris discovers how Britain will face will undergo an extraordinary legal revolution. Many of the country's laws will be rewritten, and all kinds of new agencies created to police them. What will this mean in practice, how long might it take, and what has Henry VIII got to do with it?

Producer: Chris Bowlby

Researcher: Dearbhail Starr

Editor: Hugh Levinson.

After Brexit, what happens to all those EU rules and regulations? Chris Morris discovers how Britain will face will undergo an extraordinary legal revolution. Many of the country's laws will be rewritten, and all kinds of new agencies created to police them. What will this mean in practice, how long might it take, and what has Henry VIII got to do with it?

Producer: Chris Bowlby

010720170214As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done? Chris Morris cuts through the jargon to discover how everyone's lives could change.

0108Can Scotland Do Brexit Differently?20170215The Scottish government says it wants to stay closer to the EU than England after Brexit. What could this mean in practice? Chris Morris investigates - with the help of a glass of claret, a fishing excursion and a brain-stretching session of neuropolitics.

Producer: Chris Bowlby

Editor: Hugh Levinson

Reseacher: Dearbhail Starr.

0109Is The City's Goose Cooked?20170216Will the City of London - Britain's golden goose - have its wings clipped by Brexit? Chris Morris discovers a financial fairy tale surrounding a vital question. Many EU countries say they hope to win some of the City's lucrative business after Britain leaves the EU. But does Europe fear harming what will remain a vital asset for the whole continent?

Producer: Chris Bowlby

Researcher: Dearbhail Starr.

0110 LASTDonald Trump And Brexit20170217What might Donald Trump mean for Brexit? Will the new US President offer Britain a vital new ally as it leaves the EU? Or will the president's attitudes towards Europe complicate the Brexit process - and trade pose problems for Theresa May? Chris Morris investigates how we now have to navigate a new global universe.

02Brexit and Ireland20171109What will Brexit mean for Ireland? Chris Morris discovers what is at stake.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

02Nuclear Confusion20171108

The European atomic energy community, Euratom, deals with the peaceful use of nuclear energy. It's not technically part of the EU. So why is Britain leaving it - and what are the implications of the decision to leave? We hear about the crucial role Euratom plays in the nuclear energy industry, as well as its oversight of the nuclear material required for medical purposes. Plus, there's Euratom part in a hugely important nuclear fusion research project. Experts on nuclear material are anxious and puzzled about what Britain's future relationship with Euratom will be. Chris Morris tries to get to grips with all this nuclear con-fusion. Producer: David Edmonds.

Britain is leaving Euratom as well as the EU. What is Euratom, and should we be worried?

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

02Take Back Control?20171106Return of the series that explains what is really at stake with Brexit.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

02Where are we heading?20171110Chris Morris asks if we now know where the Brexit journey could take us.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

0201Take Back Control?20171106Return of the series that explains what is really at stake with Brexit.
0202Immigration20171107Chris Morris asks what will happen to immigration after Brexit.

Return of the series that explains - in surprising ways - what's really at stake with Brexit. Immigration was a big referendum issue. With free movement from the EU set to come to an end, the UK will need an entirely new immigration policy. There have been leaks, hints, and proposals, but so far nothing concrete. Chris Morris asks what's really going to happen with immigration.

Producer: Ben Crighton
Editor: Hugh Levinson.

Return of the series that explains - in surprising ways - what's really at stake with Brexit. Immigration was a big referendum issue. With free movement from the EU set to come to an end, the UK will need an entirely new immigration policy. There have been leaks, hints, and proposals, but so far nothing concrete. Chris Morris asks what's really going to happen with immigration.

Producer: Ben Crighton
Editor: Hugh Levinson.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

0203Nuclear Confusion20171108Britain is leaving Euratom as well as the EU. What is Euratom, and should we be worried?

The European atomic energy community, Euratom, deals with the peaceful use of nuclear energy. It's not technically part of the EU. So why is Britain leaving it - and what are the implications of the decision to leave? We hear about the crucial role Euratom plays in the nuclear energy industry, as well as its oversight of the nuclear material required for medical purposes. Plus, there's Euratom part in a hugely important nuclear fusion research project. Experts on nuclear material are anxious and puzzled about what Britain's future relationship with Euratom will be. Chris Morris tries to get to grips with all this nuclear con-fusion. Producer: David Edmonds.

0204Brexit And Ireland20171109What will Brexit mean for Ireland? Chris Morris discovers what is at stake.
0205Where Are We Heading?20171110Chris Morris asks if we now know where the Brexit journey could take us.
0301Medicines20180219Chris Morris explores how Brexit could affect medicines and medical research.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

0302Food20180220Brexit and food - what could it all mean for the British baked potato?

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

0303Gibraltar20180221Far away from the main Brexit negotiations in London and Brussels are the British Overseas Territories. Dots on the global map whose people may be strongly affected - and who are struggling to make their voices heard. Chris Morris travels to Gibraltar to see what's at stake, and discovers too a hidden but vital Brexit story in the Caribbean

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson.

How will Brexit affect the people of Gibraltar - and other British Overseas Territories?

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson.

0304Brexit's Most Vulnerable20180222So much emphasis in the Brexit debate has been on financial services and the City of London. But Chris Morris in the Midlands discovers a largely hidden story - of a region and an economy where much more is at stake for millions in Britain. Why is the fate of manufacturing services so vital to the post-Brexit future?

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson.

Chris Morris discovers the hidden story of Brexit's most vulnerable regions.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson.

0305Status Quo20180223The UK will formally leave the EU next year. But much of the current negotiation is about a 'transition' or 'implementation' phase which could last years. Chris Morris discovers what will actually change on 'Brexit Day' 2019, and why so much is still to be decided.

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson.

Chris Morris discovers what will actually change on 'Brexit Day' next year.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson.

0305 LASTStatus Quo20180223

The UK will formally leave the EU next year. But much of the current negotiation is about a 'transition' or 'implementation' phase which could last years. Chris Morris discovers what will actually change on 'Brexit Day' 2019, and why so much is still to be decided.

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson.

Chris Morris discovers what will actually change on 'Brexit Day' next year.

04Complexity20190204All the Brexit political noise leaves many asking - why has all this proved so tricky and taken so long? Continuing the series that's followed the twists, turns and quirkier moments in the Brexit saga, Chris Morris discovers what's really shaped the process. While the politics has dominated the headlines, what have we also learned about the deeper change the UK is now making?

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson

Chris Morris discovers why leaving the EU has proved such an extraordinary challenge

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

04Destinations20190208Where might Brexit be taking the UK? Chris Morris takes a look beyond the daily news frenzy. As well as the withdrawal agreement currently being negotiated, there are much bigger questions now in play. What sort of economy, society and international links could the UK have? Journeying into this new world he discovers the possible destinations, the dramas to come why some are still clinging to the cheese sandwich theory of referendums.

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson

Where might Brexit be taking the UK? Chris Morris looks beyond the daily news frenzy.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

04Irish Border20190205Hardly mentioned during the referendum campaign, the question of a hard border in Ireland has become crucial in the Brexit process. Chris Morris discovers how economics, politics and history all play a role in making this border so sensitive as the UK leaves the EU.

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson

Chris Morris discovers why the Irish border has become so crucial in the Brexit process.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

04Security20190207Britain's EU membership has shaped the way its security agencies and police co-operate with counterparts across Europe. Chris Morris discovers how Brexit might affect this. How far will co-operation continue as before, especially in key fields such as counter-terrorism? Will access to key databases be lost, and will the transfer of data be more difficult? And will extradition be affected?
Producer: Viv Jones
Editor: Hugh Levinson

How might Brexit affect Britain's cross border security cooperation?

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

04Settled Status20190206Could hundreds of thousands of EU citizens find themselves living in Britain illegally after Brexit? Free movement is one of the key aspects of the European Union's single market. It means that anyone from any of the other 27 EU countries has been free to come to Britain and look for work and British citizens are able to exercise a similar right in those countries.

But as the prime minister has constantly emphasised, when Britain leaves the EU, free movement will end. Chris Morris discovers what this means for the estimated 3.5 million EU citizens who live in the UK now. Most of them will be able to stay under the government’s “Settled Status” scheme. They will need to apply for this status, however, having never before been required to register in the UK. And it’s believed that between 5 and 15 per cent of those needing to apply will fail to do so. Some won’t want to, others simply won’t know that they have to.

So when the deadline expires in June 2021, several hundred thousand people who lawfully live in the UK may become illegal immigrants overnight. Could Britain be heading for a new Windrush moment?

Producer: Tim Mansel
Editor: Hugh Levinson

Could hundreds of thousands of EU citizens be living in Britain illegally after Brexit?

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

0401Complexity20190204All the Brexit political noise leaves many asking - why has all this proved so tricky and taken so long? Continuing the series that's followed the twists, turns and quirkier moments in the Brexit saga, Chris Morris discovers what's really shaped the process. While the politics has dominated the headlines, what have we also learned about the deeper change the UK is now making?

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson

Chris Morris discovers why leaving the EU has proved such an extraordinary challenge

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

All the Brexit political noise leaves many asking - why has all this proved so tricky and taken so long? Continuing the series that's followed the twists, turns and quirkier moments in the Brexit saga, Chris Morris discovers what's really shaped the process. While the politics has dominated the headlines, what have we also learned about the deeper change the UK is now making?

Chris Morris discovers why leaving the EU has proved such an extraordinary challenge

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?""

0402Irish Border20190205Chris Morris discovers why leaving the EU has proved such an extraordinary challenge

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

Hardly mentioned during the referendum campaign, the question of a hard border in Ireland has become crucial in the Brexit process. Chris Morris discovers how economics, politics and history all play a role in making this border so sensitive as the UK leaves the EU.

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson

Chris Morris discovers why the Irish border has become so crucial in the Brexit process.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?"

0403Settled Status20190206Could hundreds of thousands of EU citizens find themselves living in Britain illegally after Brexit? Free movement is one of the key aspects of the European Union's single market. It means that anyone from any of the other 27 EU countries has been free to come to Britain and look for work and British citizens are able to exercise a similar right in those countries.

But as the prime minister has constantly emphasised, when Britain leaves the EU, free movement will end. Chris Morris discovers what this means for the estimated 3.5 million EU citizens who live in the UK now. Most of them will be able to stay under the government’s “Settled Status ? scheme. They will need to apply for this status, however, having never before been required to register in the UK. And it’s believed that between 5 and 15 per cent of those needing to apply will fail to do so. Some won’t want to, others simply won’t know that they have to.

So when the deadline expires in June 2021, several hundred thousand people who lawfully live in the UK may become illegal immigrants overnight. Could Britain be heading for a new Windrush moment?

Producer: Tim Mansel
Editor: Hugh Levinson

Could hundreds of thousands of EU citizens be living in Britain illegally after Brexit?

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

But as the prime minister has constantly emphasised, when Britain leaves the EU, free movement will end. Chris Morris discovers what this means for the estimated 3.5 million EU citizens who live in the UK now. Most of them will be able to stay under the government’s “Settled Status” scheme. They will need to apply for this status, however, having never before been required to register in the UK. And it’s believed that between 5 and 15 per cent of those needing to apply will fail to do so. Some won’t want to, others simply won’t know that they have to.

0404Security20190207
0405 LASTDestinations20190208Where might Brexit be taking the UK? Chris Morris takes a look beyond the daily news frenzy. As well as the withdrawal agreement currently being negotiated, there are much bigger questions now in play. What sort of economy, society and international links could the UK have? Journeying into this new world he discovers the possible destinations, the dramas to come why some are still clinging to the cheese sandwich theory of referendums.

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson

Where might Brexit be taking the UK? Chris Morris looks beyond the daily news frenzy.

As the UK prepares to begin leaving the EU, what are the key deals to be done?

Chris Morris discovers why leaving the EU has proved such an extraordinary challenge