Britain 's The European Union

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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. One great concern following Brexit is whether or not Erasmus will remain intact. Erasmus stands for European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students. Erasmus is essentially a higher education and exchange program that gives access to students in universities from 33 different countries. According to Ed Vulliamy of The Observer, since the program was launched in 1987, “more than two million young people have benefitted from EU-funded grants to study in 27 countries” (Vulliamy). The Erasmus program clearly has a multitude of benefits to UK students, and it is safe to say that nobody opposes it. It impacts the lives of
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