The Pros And Cons Of Brexit To Leave The European Union

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Over the past couple of months, there has been strong discussions and growing support for a vote to take place in Europe. This historical vote has to do with the decision for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. This monumental decision is summed up into one word; “Brexit.” Brexit refers to the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union. Throughout several articles there is influential discussions that discuss how a Brexit could harm and or strengthen both Britain and the E.U. Within these articles, the authors use devices such as rhetorical appeals to attract the main audience, which are those who object and or support this historical Brexit. In the end, the vote should be not to leave the E.U. Britain exiting could cause …show more content…
Reinhart’s “That Brexit Is Even a Possibility Undercuts Globalization,” pays close attention to the economic turmoil that would ensue after a Brexit takes place between the E.U. and U.K. As stated by Reinhart, who uses ethos to convince her readers, “if Brexit occurred, global investors would likely become more skittish and flee to safer investments, increasing volatility in financial markets.” (Reinhart) Reinhart’s use of ethos in this line is used to stir the emotions of concern and dread in her readers. Made clear by both Kirkegaard and Reinhart, a Brexit could set a precedent for other countries. Not only could this separation cause economic and political disorder for the European Union, but it could cause a global uproar as well. One of the main reasons for this Brexit is due to immigration along with what the criticizes call a “dysfunctional economic entity.” (Reinhart) Although the United Kingdom is a leading world financial center, and has no lack of financial linkages with the rest of the world, with the U.K. exiting the European Union, global investors could start to exit to safer investments, increasing the unstable financial market. In other words, this means relationships that have been built over the decades could come to a crashing halt if Britain decided to …show more content…
Patrick Minford’s, “An E.U. Exit Will Strengthen the British Economy,” and Ben Kelly’s “A Brexit Would Reinvigorate British Democracy,” are a testament to this claim. As stated by Minford, “democracy is good for the economy, because if government makes mistakes the people can correct those mistakes through public debates and elections.” (Minford) For some, if a Brexit occurs, the belief is that the separation will bring new completion to the economy. Kelly has similar views, wanting a shift in power, from the government back to the people. Minford uses logos to convince his readers that a Brexit would be beneficial. For example, Minford uses logos to explain the pros to a Brexit, stating that it will allow for better flow of legal immigration. An exit could stop the illegal influx of somewhat unskilled workers that are coming into a well-established workforce. By bringing these points to the reader, it brings to the attention the problem with illegal immigration and the damage it is doing to the economic work force in the European

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