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Brexit: Legal Implications for the United Kingdom?

On 23 rd June 2016, Britain voted to leave the UK. A mass of outcry, demands for a second vote and memes declaring the end of the world went viral. Youngsters declared that their futures were in jeopardy and the economy was to be shredded to tatters. On the other hand, those who voted for Brexit claimed the leave would claim back our border control and the economy would soon stabilize. The above remains to be seen, but what are the legal implications of Brexit? Immigration Law Free movement of people is one of the main principles of EU law. Following the leave in 2018, citizens in the UK will no longer have the right to move and reside in the EU unless permanent status has already been granted to them. However it is likely that immigration will form a key part of ‘post Brexit negotiations’ and it is therefore unlikely that steps will be taken immediately to dimish EU nationals free movement rights. With this in mind, it remains unclear to which extent Brexit will effect na