Consequences Of The United Kingdom Joining The European Union

1. What are the factors that motivated United Kingdom exit European Union? What is unique about the United Kingdom from other members of the European Union? (Yixiao Xu)
1. Cressey, Daniel, and Alison Abbott. "Researchers reeling as UK votes to leave EU." Nature, 2016..doi:10.1038/nature.2016.20153.
According to Nature, most scientists were against the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. However, 52% of British people sill voted to leave. To analyze this outcome, we have to listen to appeals from both sides of citizens.
2. Johnson, Boris. "Boris Johnson’s Speech on the EU Referendum: Full Text." Conservative Home. N.p., 9 May 2016. Web. 09 July 2016.
One of the main supporters, Boris Johnson, gave us some ideas about why they
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Sir Nicholas Macpherson, permanent secretary to the Treasury said, “an independent Scotland within the EU could "attract skills and investment".
3. What are the social implications of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. (Alberto Spagnoli)
1. Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-may-idUSKCN0ZO2GO
The immigration problem is one of the reasons that has motivated many British people vote for leave. Therefore, the British government has to deal with the immigration problems after the withdrawal. Both prime minister candidates, Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom, promised to impose tougher rules on EU citizens newly arriving in Britain.
4. What are the global implications of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. (Brendon Thomas)
1. The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-british-exit-from-the-eu-would-have-global-consequences-1452457222
The withdrawal of the United Kingdom questions the stability of the European Union. The Wall Street Journal described this withdrawal as the “single biggest ‘known unknown’ hanging over the European
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The Guardian, http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/14/brexit-what-would-happen-if-britain-left-eu-european-union-referendum-uk
The officers from different countries, such as the Unites States, China, and India all express their concerns about the withdrawal. Feng Zhongping, the assistant president of the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, suggested that the withdrawal might hurt the United Kingdom more than the European

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