Wilmington Sister Cities Association discusses Brexit

Jim McLaughlin, a business expert, joined the meeting via computer from England. (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Sister Cities Association of Wilmington discussed Brexit during its annual meeting Thursday.

Featured speakers included Jim McLaughlin, a business expert with international business experience. He joined the meeting via computer from England.

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Andrew Terrell and Dr. Paul Townend were also on the panel.

Terrell heads up the United Kingdom’s new trade office in Raleigh.

Dr. Townend is the Vice Chancellor and Dean of Undergraduate States at UNCW.

Dr. Townend says the impact on America has yet to be seen.

“We don’t know any of it, that’s what makes it so interesting,” he said. “I think there is no way it doesn’t make the relationship between America and Britain more important.”

McLaughlin says many people think Britain left the European Union over immigration concerns, however, he says that’s not true.

He says most people voted to leave the EU because they felt the UK should make decisions for itself.