So 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.
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13:50Where 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
13:42Britain'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
13:47Could 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
13:43Hardly 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
13:45All 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
12:48The 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.
Brexit's Most Vulnerable
12:40So 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.
12:40Far 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.
12:41Brexit and food - Chris Morris discovers what leaving the EU could mean for the British baked potato. How might Brexit affect the food we buy, and what it might cost? And why could post Brexit food fights break out between different parts of the UK? Producer: Chris Bowlby Editor: Hugh Levinson.
12:36Brexit will mark a major change in how medicines and medical research is regulated in the UK. That could affect everything from the supply of medicine to what kind of research is done. Chris Morris explores the anxieties and opportunities created by this change. Producer: Chris Bowlby.