The Importance Of Brexit In The UK

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On Thursday, June 23, 2016, a referendum was held in the United Kingdom (UK) to determine whether or not the UK was to remain in the European Union (EU). Nearly 30% million people, representing over 70% of the UK’s voting population, voted on the referendum (Hunt and Wheeler). Results were in favor of the UK leaving the EU, although the vote within England was a close 53% to 47% vote. Similarly, 52.5% of votes in Wales called for exiting the EU. The decision to leave the EU has become known as “Brexit”, short for “British Exit”. Former UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, resigned the day after losing the referendum and was replaced by Theresa May, former home secretary. Since the United Kingdom is a large economy that has many ties to other nations, the implications involved with Brexit are far reaching and of large-scale impact. The implications are also deeply rooted in uncertainty, which is the root cause for negative economic and financial impact on the United Kingdom, European Union, …show more content…
The Pro-Brexit campaign was able to successfully use increasing fears of ISIS attacks to promote its stance on the matter. Also according to Pro-Brexit lobbyists, over-occupied schools and hospitals caused UK citizens to miss out on state support that they paid for. As more migrants entered the UK and the population increased, hospital beds and classrooms became crowded; this became a price that people who were rightfully in the UK had to pay. Because an overwhelming number of migrants received handouts and welfare for free in accordance with UK policies, some argue that UK citizens were not able to access needed resources. These new views were pushed toward voters, ultimately allowing the Pro-Brexit campaign to get the momentum it needed in order to see a vote in its

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