United Kingdom Of The European Union And The Political, Economical, And Social Consequences

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In the next year the people of the United Kingdom will get a chance to choose their countries’ fate: whether they should leave the European Union. What makes this important is that it would be the first country to leave the European Union in a time when other European countries are either in negotiation or planning to join. It would be a big deal as the United Kingdom is Europe’s third largest economy. As the people are about to vote on their future, there are concerns as what would be the economical, social, and political consequences. While some wonder what would the benefits be if the United Kingdom left. In this discussion I will explore the United Kingdom in the European Union and the political, economical, and social benefits and…show more content…
After the Greek bailout, the people spark protests around Greece, as the British people began to question their countries membership in the Union. The people saw their tax monies going to help other countries instead of propelling their own economy out of. As a result of the people 's dissatisfaction, the British government announced that it will hold a referendum to decide if the country leaves the EU or not. Currently the government is deeply divided on the issue. The Labour Party is against the exit, while the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats support a British exit or a "Brexit". Even though the two main parties are wrestling control, The United Kingdom Independence Party, or UKIP, has won the sweeping majority of the seats in the European Parliament. As a result of this election the UKIP, according to the Guardian will be the influential party in Britain as they now control the European Parliaments, and since they control the seats, a Brexit will now be impossible to avoid in the European arena (Harris). According to Tim Oliver 's paper "Europe without Britain", Mr Oliver says that the only way for Britain to leave the EU the government needs to negotiate a way out as the Britain and the EU need to change their regulations to its own as their no longer need to conform to each other 's rules (Oliver 12). So what Mr Oliver is saying is that it is easy to withdraw from EU membership. All the countries need to do is to set a referendum to let the people decide.
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