Many intellectuals such as T. Tridimas and V. Bogdanor believe that the referendum has once and for all asserted the supremacy of the people over Parliament as they are the one who decided to leave, and who had the final the say on the decision. To give my opinion on this statement, I will first examine the referendum and its impact on the UK constitution and then assess how Parliamentary sovereignty was affected by the decision to leave the European Union.
For the money and trade, the Eurozone’s terrible economic performance bring heavy blow to Britain because European leaders did not implement the effective policies (Financial Times, 2015). Although fiscal space is adequate, the policies
The British voters have spoken on the June 23 referendum that they want their country out of the European Union. The leave side has prevailed with 52 percent voters supporting Brexit, or Britain 's exit, while the remain side getting 48 percent. Some of the political and economic impacts have been already felt in the United Kingdom and registered in Europe and across the world. The others will come as political and economic uncertainties continue.
Over the last 30 years Britain has consistently supported the enlargement of the European Union (EU). Both the former Conservative, and the current Labour governments have always presented favourable rhetoric for the ‘widening’ of the EU. This apparent consensus on European policy belies the fractious nature of opinions in Britain over the future of Europe. The rough undercurrents of Britain’s contingent support for the intergovernmental vision of the EU reflects just how complex and protracted the political discourse on Europe has become.
The question over whether or not Britain should leave the European Union has been a hotly debated topic in politics for almost a generation. Now, though, the British have finally taken action and held a referendum in which the people decided that they wanted to leave. Proponents of this decision celebrated and claimed that leaving would benefit the UK greatly by saving money and gaining more sovereignty in trade and immigration. However, there is reason to believe that this choice will not result in such positive outcomes for Britain. The UK’s referendum to leave the EU is a decision that will have negative consequences on the economic and social sectors of Britain and the EU.
This decision has not only affected Britain’s economy but also global economy. The impact in UK markets has been considerable, as Dr. Andrei Nikiforov (August 4th, 2016) stated “Because of this unexpected slowdown in economic activity, the first obvious casualty of the Brexit vote was the British pound, which significantly depreciated against other major currencies.” he bases this statement because right after the vote, the pound (Britain’s currency) dropped its value to the lowest in the last 30 years.
On June 23rd, British voters went to the polls to decide whether to leave or stay in the European Union. In a landmark decision, citizens voted to leave the European Union. UK’s decision to depart from the European Union has been popularly referred to as “Brexit.” In the wake of the result, the international society has been thrown in frenzy, unsure how to react and what ramifications will come of this decision. “Brexit” has reinforced the realist theory of international relations.
Britain took a giant leap of faith when they decided to leave the European Union. Some might look at this decision being unprecedented as a good thing; but that’s exactly why it’s a bad thing. Britain needs the EU to survive, the same way that the EU needs Britain to thrive the way they do. The British exit from the European Union, or “Brexit” in short, is the name for the recently passed referendum involving the UK’s decision to part ways with the European Union. The vote took place on June 23, 2016 and passed. The decision to leave the European Union won by 52% to 48%. The vote was very close which raises an ample amount of concern. Contrary to what those 52% of voters believe, the decision to leave the EU was bad in many ways. Brexit now has the potential to yield devastating outcomes on the UK and every nation attached to them.
It is precise that we begin by explaining the meaning of the term “Brexit”; it is a portmanteau of the words “Britain” and “Exit”, which was just one of the terms for the results of the 2016 referendum, the other one was “Bremain” (Britain and remain) which was a lot less promoted and controversial. For the 2016 referendum, 52% of the votes went for Britain leaving the European Union, in a poll with 72% of participation, a total of 33.577.342 votes, 17.410.742 for Brexit and 16.577.342 for Britain staying in the European Union (BBC World, 2016). England voted for Brexit, by 53.4% to 46.6%, as did Wales, with Leave getting 52.5% of the vote and Remain 47.5%. Scotland and Northern Ireland both backed staying in the EU. Scotland backed Remain by 62% to 38%, while 55.8% in Northern Ireland voted Remain and 44.2% Leave (Hunt and Wheeler, 2016).
There has always been a debate concerning Britain’s relationship with the integration process which resulted in the division among those in favor of the Britain’s leaving the European Union and those who oppose it. According to Beloff and Beloff (1996), backing of Britain’s membership in the EU are associated with individuals who saw the possibility of economic benefits remaining in or the economic dangers that would take place from being left out or recently from socialists and members of the trade union who thought that Europe could be solicited to counter-balance the market philosophy of post 1979 British governments. These supporters are the pro-Europeans or pro-integrationists. On the other hand, are the anti-Europeans or Euro
The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union has been an hotly politicized and debated topic. There are many nuanced social and economic consequences of the Brexit vote, and many major news outlets in America have generalized and exaggerated the decisions as a disaster. The intent of this paper is to more closely examine the implications and repercussions of the Brexit vote and to determine if the UK will potentially be more positively affected by the change than commonly believed. Research pertaining to the EEA member Norway and its non-member status in the EU, the foreign direct investments in the UK, and on immigration patterns and benefits in the country allow for a more detailed understanding of the possible advantages to the Brexit vote. The research presented below will explicate the likely consequences of the UK emerging as a separate entity, absolved from the limitations and economic responsibilities of the EU, and how the topics of trade, immigration, the EEA, and FDI’s suggest that perhaps the UK stands to gain economically from the vote.
The results of the referendum were staggering, as the citizens of the United Kingdom vocalized their desire for change at the emotional level. People felt as though the European Union, with its relaxed attitude towards state borders, would open the gate to continuous immigration and taint the cultural identity of the United Kingdom. Britains in support of Brexit believe in this idea of immigration being the root of the problem with the EU. In the midst of the financial crash of 2008, the entire Eurozone has had difficulty getting back off the ground and many of the countries in its borders turned towards the UK for financial compensation in the form of jobs (Lee). In 2015 the United Kingdom took about 330,000 new people into the state, living and working among the people already established there (Lee). A professor at London’s School of Economics states in regards to immigration affecting the Brexit vote, that “there’s a feeling that we’re losing our cultural identity and our national identity” he also hypothesizes that so many cultures impending in one place mixed with an “influx of people willing to work for low wages” drives the above feeling home, into the lives of native citizens of the UK (Taub). When people who come into the country are willing to work for less money stay and find jobs, they
There are still four and a half months to go before the presidential election. But there’s a vote next week that could matter as much for the world’s future as what happens here: Britain’s referendum on whether to stay in the European Union.
In 1776, we saw the American Colonies breakaway from the ruling British Empire. Nearly 250 years later, we see the complete opposite. In a 2016 referendum, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Parliament voted to leave the European Union. The European Union, which wanted to unite all the European countries, is currently butting heads with the British Government and current Prime Minister Theresa May. This battle has been steadfast over the past year with multiple votes from the British people and government officials. If the votes pass, then Britain is on track to leave the E.U. by April of 2019. The lead up to this break differs between most people. However, the reason for this split is immigration, the safety for national
Introduction: In this presentation, Mrs Karine Brigand focused on the impact of Brexit from both Dublin and Belfast perspectives. This “unique” relationship, between the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland, continued after the 1922 partition. They created a free circulation between both countries. A free circulation