The CANZUK Union Explained - Explaining Brexit

  • Published on May 12, 2019
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    After Brexit the UK will be free to make it's own trade deals and establish it's own new relationships. One new union which has been discussed is the CANZUK model, bringing together the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. We discuss why these countries, if it will happen, if it would work and what it means for Brexit going forward.
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Comments • 2 797

  • GeoPolitics Today
    GeoPolitics Today 2 days ago

    Can't wait for the Commonwealth video!!

  • David Burgess
    David Burgess 3 days ago

    Imagine the seethe from the 51st Staters if this happened.

  • The Oracle Rules
    The Oracle Rules 4 days ago

    Does this also mean that the former ‘Penal Colony Of Botany Bay’ will reopen for business post-Brexit? 😂🇬🇧🇦🇺

  • John D
    John D 7 days ago

    I and most people are up for this... Just a quick note though. The Queen is Sovereign Head of State of 16 nations called Commonwealth Realms, comprising a population of 148 million. CANZUK makes up 134 million of that population. Most of the other countries are small island nations with the exception of Papua New Guinea which has a population of 8.2 million people. My suggestion is
    that after CANZUK, steps need to be taken to ascend the Commonwealth Realms to the same level of integration (if those countries want,) starting by improving the economies of those countries to bring them closer to CANZUK standards. This should not be too difficult seeing that out of the 148 million people, only around 15 million people will need such assistance. The main reason for this is that it would greatly improve the perception and legitimacy of the Commonwealth globally.
    Here is the full list of countries where the Queen is Sovereign:
    Antigua and Barbuda
    The Bahamas
    New Zealand
    Papua New Guinea
    Saint Lucia
    Solomon Islands
    St Kitts and Nevis
    St Vincent and The Grenadines
    United Kingdom

  • C M
    C M 16 days ago

    How much does the EU trade with Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and UK? Both individually with each country and then among all four?

  • Anime Gandalf
    Anime Gandalf 16 days ago

    While i'm not british, nor an aussie, nor an kiwi and neither am i canadian i think this would be a good idea for the UK. Ofcourse that is If the idea is simply economical and not an political union. The EU is already acting like they are an political union, there is no need for another one.

  • c0wqu3u31at3r
    c0wqu3u31at3r 19 days ago

    Why not both? Can be in the EEA and Canzuk

  • Bin Young
    Bin Young 22 days ago

    Canada does not have the Queen of the United Kingdom as the Head of State. It is the Queen of Canada, a separate legal entity. It is the same person, to be sure. But the distinction needs to be made.

  • czadonoso
    czadonoso 24 days ago +1

    It may be Smart to concentrate efforts for new trade deals with Scotland and Northen Ireland.

  • Michelo Saverio
    Michelo Saverio 28 days ago

    100% let’s do it

  • Elizabeth Soulé
    Elizabeth Soulé 28 days ago

    6:19 editing

  • Dirty Poul
    Dirty Poul Month ago

    I'm not a Brit, but I would say it seems reasonable. But still, it's so stupid to leave the EU at all.

  • osriodore
    osriodore Month ago

    Canada is more different from the UK than the US is, so why not include the US?

  • osriodore
    osriodore Month ago

    True story: the Queen of the UK can legally never enter Canada. Because here she is legally considered only the Queen of Canada.

    DS9TREK Month ago

    I have to question something. You assume that reason the UK trades less with Australia is cos it's further away.
    Maybe, just maybe it's cos Australia is smaller. The EU-27 are 430m people. Australia is only 24m or so. Distance is irrelevant in the modern world of trade thanks to huge container ships

  • Fallen One
    Fallen One Month ago

    I hope croatia joins

  • Fallen One
    Fallen One Month ago

    Article 13 vs CANZUK Who win mostly canzuk

  • Oh no, a Snake.
    Oh no, a Snake. Month ago +3

    Now if only Canada could return to it’s old flag. We’d have a perfect Union Jack Theme.

    • MGTOW
      MGTOW Month ago

      I Agree With You !00% Percent. Bring Back Our Old Flag..

  • DPhysics star
    DPhysics star Month ago

    Unlike to happen New Zealand and Australia won’t United with future Islamic nations like UK and Canada.

  • Adam Goulder
    Adam Goulder Month ago +1

    Can't wait to be untied states of canzuk with a united canzuk army. I hope we have farage as our fisheries representative to canzuk...

  • bdcopp
    bdcopp Month ago +3

    This is a prospect I'm actually excited by. I have family in all 3 of the other countries and would love the opportunity to move around.
    Some of my best friends are Australian and I have a dream to hike through the Canadian wilderness. Let's make it happen.

  • Barry Smart
    Barry Smart Month ago

    I can't see NZ or Australia agreeing to potentially unlimited immigration from the UK. I still remember the tough economic times after the UK kicked NZ into touch when it joined the common market.

    • Tom Black
      Tom Black Month ago +1

      They on paper support the union more that the uk does, which technically means the UK IS more skeptical about the idea.

  • S Gill
    S Gill Month ago

    This was a very poorly researched video. No mention of being a counter balance to USA, China and Russia.

  • S Gill
    S Gill Month ago +1

    It's not simply about trade. It's a geo political super alliance of Co- Equal nations. Everyone is just waiting for the UK to Brexit.

  • David Sheppard
    David Sheppard Month ago +4

    I see no problem of canzuk, especially if a deal can be done with the EU so we have the best of both worlds

    • Tom Black
      Tom Black Month ago +1

      The uk can have a trade deal with the EU in the future but we need to leave first.

  • Matticus333
    Matticus333 Month ago

    I doubt Brexiteers would be in favour; wouldn't CANZUK eliminate the ability to "control their borders" if it gave free movement between these countries?

  • Tyheim Price
    Tyheim Price Month ago

    Please do a Commonwealth video

  • Mark Henry Ramsey
    Mark Henry Ramsey Month ago +1

    I for one would cherish greatly strengthening ties to countries with similar societal and cultural infrastructures. U.K. Having a points system matching Australia's for example would really help keep things under control with regards to population. We do not have a never ending pot of resources, this is the real world. And the real world is based upon things such as resources.

  • Andaril
    Andaril Month ago +1

    Why would Australia or Britain wish to give up sovereignty of their borders, We have a great skilled migration program in Australia that works just fine as we want migrants who can contribute, however, if such an agreement was reached safeguards like no access to welfare until you have worked a minimum number of years would be required to be palatable to the taxpayers in each Country.

    • Aussie Titan
      Aussie Titan Month ago

      No it’s not open borders. Just lesser obstacles to freedom of movement and maybe a defence pact.

    • Scotte85 _
      Scotte85 _ Month ago +1

      Yep, most people who support CANZUK agree with this. Also criminal checks. It would not be Open borders like the EU.

  • Mr NPC
    Mr NPC Month ago +1

    Never heard of this, thanks for highlighting a potential benefit of Brexit. Definitely support CANZUK.

  • giska 91
    giska 91 Month ago +1

    Better than being with the U.S

  • internet person
    internet person Month ago +2

    6:18 You okay there?

  • Louis Napoleon
    Louis Napoleon Month ago

    The time for this was 30 years ago, but the UK rejected the colonies and chose the EU.

    • Aussie Titan
      Aussie Titan Month ago

      Now they have no choice but to accept us.

  • Christopher Bowles
    Christopher Bowles Month ago

    I have to admit that the environmental impact of the alternative trade routes to the EU never made much sense to me. I'll accept some arguments against the EU but our Trade relations actually work and are Environmentally friendlier than the alternatives.

  • Chris 10248044
    Chris 10248044 Month ago

    Time to scrap the commonwealth.

  • BigloBot
    BigloBot Month ago +2

    Eh, No. Comprehensive FTA? Sure. total Freedom of Movement? No. Easier immigration status? Definitely. Political union? Nah.

  • Name Less
    Name Less Month ago +1

    if UK is going to end up having the inexplicably still not here hard Brexit than commonwealth as a whole is pretty much its biggest hope for some decent already in place trading.
    Now yes i would prefer if it had been more than just those few but it is some foundation that can be expanded upon.

  • Amy M
    Amy M Month ago +3

    Serious suggestion, what about CANZUKHK, if Hong Kong gets independence?
    I support CANZUK and would love to welcome HK too. I'd love to be part of that group/family of countries which, despite the distance, have a lot of cultural similarity and friendship.

    • Aussie Titan
      Aussie Titan Month ago

      Definitely. Just remove the PLA from Hong Kong or have a referendum on the matter.

    • Scotte85 _
      Scotte85 _ Month ago +2

      This is a big topic of debate in the CANZUK groups. We would love HK to be apart of this, but unfortunately we have the problem of China.

  • mjtransport_photos videos

    Great idea I wouldn't mind living in Canada, Australia or New Zealand

  • Edgelord420
    Edgelord420 Month ago

    Can CANZUK zuk the zuk for FilthyFrank.

  • Zachary Kennedy
    Zachary Kennedy Month ago

    No deal has more support in public more than ever. The brexit party has made labour and tories listen up

  • cardboard box
    cardboard box Month ago

    If we allowed free movement with america wouldn't we just be trading thous god damn eastern european immigrants for those gosh darn Mexican immigrants?

  • hayley s
    hayley s Month ago +1

    I'm so here for this. I'm Canadian and I've wanted to live in the UK, but there is literally no way for me to do so, despite being university educated, law abiding and all that, I've researched and tried for years, but because I'm not at the very top or very bottom, so to speak, not in the right profession or a refugee basically, and not an EU citizen, there is virtually no way for me to live and work there. This has never made any sense to me, as the countries you're discussing here have so very much in common in so many ways, and everything between us should be so much easier.

  • Game Xiaoyao
    Game Xiaoyao Month ago

    Why leave US alone? They would not be happy with Canzuk and will try to stop it! So be careful and do not make them as enemy. EU is already a threat to US, and now Canzuk? We have to think about how US would feel...

  • zipZIP
    zipZIP Month ago

    *British Empire disappears*

    UK: It's rewind time

  • Jamal Ahmed
    Jamal Ahmed Month ago

    It's pointless because we hardly do any trade with those CANZUK nations. We can allow free movement amongst these nations without leaving the EU. The EU doesn't stop us from letting an Australian enter the UK.

  • Amal Barathi
    Amal Barathi Month ago +1

    For businesses in the UK and if they setup an office at Perth and Vancouver. That would cover their service on a 24x7 around the clock, which is something not possible with EU geography.

  • xxnoobslayeriv
    xxnoobslayeriv Month ago +7

    That political union would have a hell of-a navy coverage

  • SweetBeatJinx
    SweetBeatJinx Month ago

    I'm a remainer but if/when we leave the EU I'd fully support Canzuk agreement.

    • Tom Black
      Tom Black Month ago

      Sorry theirs are requirement, you have to have an old yellowcrowny boi.

  • Doc Huard
    Doc Huard 2 months ago

    Beg after the content, not before! Are you nuts? 👎

  • Aesma
    Aesma 2 months ago

    A political union between countries so far away they face completely different problems is a dumb idea. And offering that after the UK would just have exited a political union ? Lol !

  • Eazy Buxafew
    Eazy Buxafew 2 months ago

    No free movement for the other countries in the commonwealth huh

  • fanmale97
    fanmale97 2 months ago

    More like CANSUCK am I right?

  • imdbist
    imdbist 2 months ago

    Don't like the use of UNION. Smells to much of the EU.

  • Anthony Vollmer
    Anthony Vollmer 2 months ago

    Full support!!!!!!

  • Mark L'Estrange
    Mark L'Estrange 2 months ago

    'When the UK leaves the EU' is repeated again and again LOL Yeh Right.

  • DreamskyDance
    DreamskyDance 2 months ago

    Im not from UK, so i dont know anything about the comonwealth.. can you do a video about that ? What are the other commonwealth nations except the above mentioned ones ? What is their relationship, is this something like queen, a relic from the past just for traditions sake ( speaking about that, is the role of the queen of any substance now ? another video ? ) or does it have some political power ?

  • Samuel More
    Samuel More 2 months ago

    I would support closer economic and free movement of labour but I wouldn't a political or economic union. Closer cooperation and possibly the UK becoming re-engaged with the Commonwealth realms and the commonwealth Republics would also be good. Also it would allow in the future for the UK to feature more prominently in Asian economic talks.

  • Free World
    Free World 2 months ago

    CANZEU should be EUCANZ
    What to travel and live in Australia? EU CANZ!
    What to make a business in Canada? EU CANZ
    Want to move your money to Paris? EU CANZ
    Want to start a romance with a sheepi in NZ? EU CANZ

  • MaidenCorp
    MaidenCorp 2 months ago +1

    Leave the EU to avoid migrants, get the same through Canada. Wise move.

  • Mark Stuckey
    Mark Stuckey 2 months ago

    I don't want my country to be in a trade deal with the UK, or have an open border with it.
    There's enough whingeing poms who think they're a big fish in a small pond.
    Also, what do we want from the UK; my experience is that british products I have purchased are at best poorly made and second rate with little or no customer service or back up provided.
    Maybe if the UK became more democratic; abolition of the house of lords, proportional representation, abolition of the civil list &c.
    We have nearly five times more trade with China and growing at a steep rate. The Chinese are also, in my limited experience, more dependable.
    I don't want my country to be tied to such a villain of a nation that jumps in to illegal wars and invasions. To tie ourselves to a country that has made itself a (somewhat deserved) target because of its contemptible foreign policy and international misconduct could also make us a target.
    Screw Britannia.

  • xrx0R 9
    xrx0R 9 2 months ago

    This just exposea the close-minded mindset of the british people who support this.
    They make the EU sound like it's a demon, but would gladly support the same thing, only this time we'll have 'civilised' Anglo English speaking Canadians and Aussies instead of Romanians and Poles come here to 'steal' our jobs

  • Slinkerdeer
    Slinkerdeer 2 months ago

    6:19 *Extra deep breath*

  • cyberlizard
    cyberlizard 2 months ago

    Free trade and free movement but no to political integration.

  • Theo Kellermann
    Theo Kellermann 2 months ago +1

    For me, it sounds like "Can thug".

  • Arjan Sidhu
    Arjan Sidhu 2 months ago

    British Asians are salivating at the possibility of free movement to Kanida

  • Papa Giuseppe
    Papa Giuseppe 2 months ago

    There is nothing quite like the wishful thinking of the British concerning rubbish like this to make themselves feel better after the disaster that is Brexit. A political union or even something such as freedom of movement and a shared economy would NEVER be accepted in Australia. Such a deal would be bad for Australian workers as the work force would be flooded by overseas nationals. In terms of trade, why would Australia look to the UK over Asia? Regarding national security, the sharing of intelligence makes sense however Australia's foreign policy is one concerned with the Asia and Pacific region, not Europe. We should also mention the fact that since the end of the Second World War, Australia has created its own strong national identity, one that is very much seperate from the British and English identity Australia once had.. Why would Australia regress back to that British identity it has long left behind? There are many negatives for Australia to enter such a deal and very little to gain. But of course the British like to look back at the 'grand old age of Empire' rather than face the fact that they have caused the political and economic mess they now find themselves in..

  • Stewart Ellinson
    Stewart Ellinson 2 months ago +3

    Why not just "British Empire 2.0" or "the White commonwealth"?

    ideas like this are painful twaddle and illustrate the utter vacuity and nostalgia driven fantasies of the Brexit lobby. No doubt, a free trade deal with the Assyrian empire is in the pipeline according to some....

    • Stewart Ellinson
      Stewart Ellinson Month ago

      Do clarify your point, oh wise one? Tell me of the great wisdom of the brexit lobby = of how they look forward, of how they envisage a world that is a development of the one we live in and not a regressive fantasy based on ignorant nostalgia. And if you want to see how ignorant the nostalgia is, try reading rees-mogg's appalling book. A man who knows nothing about the past basing future British policy on that ignorance.

    • Tom Black
      Tom Black Month ago

      This is such a dumb comment.

  • Baconmuncher
    Baconmuncher 2 months ago

    This channels for lazy braindeads who love being indoctrinated

  • 3pharaohstowers
    3pharaohstowers 2 months ago

    The American government of 1933 went bankrupt and dissolved is sovereign authority, it only exists in name and ran thru constitutional common law and corporate law and british and maritime law, yeah you heard right Americas federal courts respect british law, as it the only federal law we can practice since the colonies. Maybe the uk can reinstate the American government with a trade treaty, so we can have a legal functioning government system that finally works. --------------------- --------------------------- ------------------------------ ------------------------------ --------------------------- "It is an established fact that the United States Federal Government has been dissolved by the Emergency Banking Act, March 9, 1933, 48 Stat. 1, Public Law 89-719; declared by President Roosevelt, being bankrupt and insolvent. H.J.R. 192, 73rd Congress session June 5, 1933 - Joint Resolution To Suspend The Gold Standard and Abrogate The Gold Clause dissolved the Sovereign Authority of the United States and the official capacities of all United States Governmental Offices, Officers, and Departments and is further evidence that the United States Federal Government exists today in name only" as revealed by Representative James Trafficant, Jr. (Ohio) in the Federal Register United States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303 (Ohio) addressing the House.