It is also known as the EU referendum in the United Kingdom. Its Membership of the European Union has been a topic of debate in the United Kingdom since the country joined the European Economic Community (EEC, or “Common Market”) in 1973. The first referendum was held on the issue of the UK’s membership in 1975, continued membership was approved by 67% of voters. This is the second time the British electorate has been asked to vote. The referendum was a a vote on a ballot question that took place on 23 June 2016, which raise the matter of whether UK should leave the EU or UK remains in EU. In which the UK voted (51.89%)to leave the European Union.
What is Brexit ?
Brexit refers to the favouring of Britain’s withdrawal of from the European Union and they argue that this will allow the UK to better control immigration, thus reducing pressure on public services, housing and jobs; save billions of pounds in EU membership fees; allow the UK to make its own trade deals; and free the UK from EU regulations and bureaucracy that they see as needless and costly. It also emphasis that the EU has a democratic deficit and that being a member undermines national sovereignty.
What is Bremain?
Brexit refers to the favouring of Britian to retain the membership with European Union. They argue that leaving the EU would: risk the UK’s prosperity; diminish its influence over world affairs; jeopardise national security by reducing access to common European criminal databases; and result in trade barriers between the UK and the EU. In particular, they argue that it would lead to job losses, delays in investment into the UK and risks to business and they argue in a world with many supranational organisations any loss of sovereignty is compensated by the benefits of EU membership.
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