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"50 shades of Brexit"- euronews journalists discuss the impact of Brexit

Brexit has kept us pretty busy in the newsroom these past months but it has also lead to heated discussion over tea or coffee in the breakroom.

So in the week British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, we organised a journalist roundtable to discuss the impact of Brexit.

Christophe Debets from the German Team highlighted the advantages of Brexit. According to him, the UK has the upper hand in the negotiations.

Lesley Alexander from the English Team has been living in France for 20 years, so is worried about her fate, but as the same time excited to see to what the slogan “Take back control” will lead to.

For James O’Hagan, our expert for Northern Ireland, the people were lied to during the Brexit campaign. He also says politicians didn’t really think about the problems that could arise in Northern Ireland now the UK is leaving the EU.

And last but not least, Joao Duarte Ferreira from the Portuguese Team, who is living and working in London, noticed a change among the European community on the island.
Many feel unwanted and hurt and fear for their future.

Lena Roche hosts, and tried to referee the energetic discussion.

The one thing everyone agrees on is that the path that will lead the UK towards Brexit is very foggy, with lots of unanswered questions.

As one of our colleagues put it: “It’s the new fifty shades of Grey”.

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