Should the UK Remain a member of the European Union? YES or No?
As I’m sure you are now all aware, the state opening of parliament happened on Wednesday 27th May and part of the Queens speech, outlining the
goverments intentions was to introduce legislation that paves the way for a referendum on whether the UK remains a member of the European Union or
withdraws by the end of 2017.
UK EU Referendum
I’ll make it completely clear at the start of this thread that as yet I am undecided as to how I will vote, as I don’t yet know fully the
consequences of leaving, or indeed staying. All I do know is the sensationalist political propaganda I have seen given by both the IN and OUT
campaigns up to now. I am hoping that this thread can remain civilised and focus on the facts ( and stay away from the Scottish Independence issue),
stripping away all the sensationalism, to help me, and maybe others, make an informed decision when the referendum actually happens.
First of all, Ive been doing some of my own research to try to get my head around what actually is the matter we are going to be asked to decide
Some reasons I have found to vote to leave the EU
£33 Million Per Day Net Contribution to EU
£33 million per day, or £12,045 Billion would go a long way fixing some of the problems we have, more nurses, more doctors, more hospitals, better
transport links, the list is almost endless.
Transfer of Powers and Imposed Laws from
I’m proud to be British, I don’t want to become part of a European ‘superstate’ I don’t want my country have laws and rules imposed on it
from Brussels, I’m all for countries working together and having sensible, well reasoned laws and rules, but what business does an
Italian/German/French etc… MEP in brussels have dicating what laws/rules I must abide by in Britain?
Some reasons I have found to stay in the EU
No link for this one, but my fear is if Britain votes to leave, and no agreement is made to gain favourable non-member trade terms, (lets be honest, I
wouldn’t be surprised if the EU spat its dummy out and didn’t just to spite Britain) then some companies may want to relocate to within the EU
My own personal example. I’m a supervisor at the Nissan automotive plant in the North East, we export the vast majority of our vehicles to Europe.
If Britain votes to leave and the cost of exporting to the EU from outside the EU (as Britain will then be) may be enough of a reason for my company
to decide to pack up and move to within the EU.
As far fetched as that sounds, if it was to happen, it would absolutely destroy the North East, thousands work at the main plants, and many thousands
more work in the supply chain that could find themselves out of work.
There are probably many other similar examples around the country.
So lets get this debate going and I'm expecting some passionate replies, but remember, let’s keep it civil and stick to the facts and we can help
any undecided (like me) decide!
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