Published on February 10, 2019
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Brexit: Her Majesty’s Government (2018)
In the years after the famous 2016 UK Referendum, Brexit negotiations have seen little compromise from both the United Kingdom and the European Union. In 2018, Theresa May and her Cabinet must enter the fray of Brexit with new challenges: new political parties, Cabinet resignations, looming deadlines, an increasingly shaky mandate, and dwindling confidence in the Prime Minister’s ability to lead the country across parties. The Cabinet must now convene to pull off the unprecedented: sever the United Kingdom from the EU once and for all, or seal the fates of country, party, and Prime Minister in their efforts. This committee will operate alongside Brexit – House of Commons (2018).
Topic A: Britain’s Exit from the European Union
Topic B: Establishing the Leadership of the Conservative Party
Letter from the Chair
Dear Esteemed Delegates:
I’m pleased to welcome you to JHUMUNC XXIII! My name is Fabiana Corsi Mendez and I’m thrilled to be serving as your chair for Brexit – Her Majesty’s Government (2018). This committee structure, which combines two Crisis and General Assembly committees in the same world, is brand-new to JHUMUNC, and we can’t wait to explore this new style of Model UN with all of you.
For some background, I am currently a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University studying public health and political science. I have been competing as a delegate since my sophomore year of high school, and continue to compete as a member of HopMUN, Hopkins’ own traveling Model UN team. I was also a crisis staff member for Maduro’s Cabinet during JHUMUNC XXII. Outside of Model UN, I am an officer for Witness Theatre, a member of MedHacks, and a part-time graphic designer. If you have any questions about Model UN, work study, or the arts in college, don’t hesitate to contact me.
This year, we will be simulating Brexit, an unprecedented move by the United Kingdom’s government. True to form, we will be operating with unprecedented rules within the context of Model UN. Be prepared to lobby with the members of Parliament, both to push Brexit on the Cabinet’s terms, and to assure that Theresa May can keep her status as Prime Minister and party leader. The staff and I will look favorably upon cooperation towards a clear goal; make sure to come in with fresh, creative ideas and a strong crisis arc up your sleeve.
The staff of JHUMUNC XXIII cannot wait to welcome you to Baltimore. I wish you the best of luck in preparing for the conference, and do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions, comments, or concerns.
Fabiana Corsi Mendez
Chair, Brexit: Her Majesty’s Government (2018)