Striking similarities between Coronavirus and Brexit

Economist Vincent Lagarde has been studying the impacts of Brexit on the south west’s economy for two years, and notes striking similarities between the impacts of the Coronavirus outbreak and Brexit.
Economist Vincent Lagarde has been studying the impacts of Brexit on the south west’s economy for two years.

The impacts of Brexit and Covid-19 have striking similarities and there are lessons to be drawn, a French researcher says.

First, French expatriates report that the health crisis and confinement left them with similar emotions to those reported by many British expatriates in France since the Brexit vote. They have felt socially, legally and economically more vulnerable and more aware of their status as foreigners. Some reported facing distrust or even discrimination due to their nationality. Many felt abandoned by the French government, with their countrymen here telling them: “Well, you should have stayed in France.”

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