Current polling shows that those requesting Britain to leave the EU are most concerned about Immigration and Brussel’s influence. Conversely, British supports of the EU are most concerned about the economy. These concerns emulate the longtime struggle between economic benefits and independence. Economic benefits can be calculated, but independence and freedom do not have prices.
The value of independence must be tabulated by an individual ability through self-determination to succeed on their own accord. Therefore, the value of independence boils down to how well the United Kingdom can do without the feeling that Brussels breathing down its neck. Ultimately, the United Kingdom can do better without the European Union. The United Kingdom has a unique history from its continental European friends. Churchill’s vision for a Europe that stands beside a United Europe, but not in a United Europe, is still an obtainable goal. Additionally, the United Kingdom should turn its attention to its Commonwealth. The British Commonwealth is made up of fifty-three nations that were a part of the British Empire. The Commonwealth is a diverse group of nations whose economic potential far exceeds that of Europe in this century. Currently the United Kingdom is