The Treaty Of The United Kingdom From The European Union

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Brexit, or the secession of the United Kingdom from the European Union, has become the number one political discussion in Britain, and is the topic of an upcoming public referendum. This referendum vote will take place on June 23rd 2016 and will ask British citizens to vote Yes or No on retaining membership in the European Union. Many of the current British politicians, including Prime Minister David Cameron, are in favor of remaining in the EU. Though some say reforms and negotiations are needed in order to do so. While there are also a number of other politicians that believe leaving the EU is the best choice. UKIP (UK Independence Party) leader Nigel Farage and London Mayor Boris Johnson are leading the march towards independence. Both…show more content…
The first of which are the fees that the UK pays as a member of the European Union. These fees are then used to fund EU programs, assist in redistribution of funds, and pay salaries on EU government workers. The largest of these programs being the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Currently CAP makes up 47% of the EU budget and cost Britain millions and millions of pounds annually. But the current policy is not to redistribute funds equally or support growing agricultural markets in less developed EU member states. A majority of the CAP funds are used to secure and subsidize French agriculture market. In general, and specifically with CAP the United Kingdom receives less in benefits than what it puts in. As opposed to France which receives more in benefits in terms of funds and economic growth than what it pays in. This type of policy is outrageous and is a perfect example of the political corruption of the EU. Continuing from this point, another example is the EU Regional Policy, which makes up 34% of the EU budget. The aim of this program is to redistribute funds to regional development areas. To aid the growth of less developed member states. Simply put this program is not intended to directly benefit the UK, but more importantly decrease the negative economic pull of lessor member states. Because the Euro and common market are based on the average economic numbers of all member states. The negative pull of these
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