The EU: Are you In or Out?

Mr Cameron said: “It is time for the British people to have their say. It is time to settle this European question in British politics.”

So our Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hold a referendum if he won the 2015 general election – which he did.

We now have only a few weeks to go before the referendum commences and honestly the topic of the European Union (EU) becomes more and more tedious for me daily. Yes, I am exhausted with the wait and anticipation of what is going to come up on the 23rd of June. What will be the outcome when you and I go to our local ballot, stand and cast our daring vote!

Now I don’t know where you stand at this particular moment but I would love for you all to share your views on why we should stay or leave. For the purpose of this post I have chosen to remain as neutral as possible.
Some us may already know that the E.U. has faced numerous challenges in the past – economical downfalls, bailouts, laws/regulations, etc. that have seriously affected the U.K – the most discussed of which is migration!
But what exactly is going on?

On the 23rd of this month, you and I will be able to make a choice on the fate of British membership of the E.U. You will be given the opportunity to make a choice and hopefully you have thought long and hard on what this choice will be. Just in case you haven’t, hopefully I may be able to help you. So if you can keep reading, I will keep it short and sweet and I promise you it won’t be much longer.

“Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”

Should we leave?
I am unable to directly answer that question. What I will say is that it is clear that the country is fairly evenly split. Much of the public want to leave simply because they feel that they are being held back by the E.U.
It seems awful how the European Union imposes too many rules on businesses. To make things worse, we are charged billions of pounds to remain in the E.U. – for little or no return! Why would anyone want to stay?

It doesn’t stop there! The number of people coming to this country is becoming ridiculous! Numbers are rising daily and many Britons feel that it is time to take full control of her borders and reduce the number of people that are coming into the U.K. “They are only taking all of our jobs!” “It’s no longer fair on the rest of us”, they say.

Should we stay?
Then of course there’s the other side, there has been arguments that Britain’s status in the world would be seriously damaged should they leave the E.U. and that we are certainly more secure within the club of 28 countries. More so, some of the public that do believe and quite rightly so, that the E.U. helps boost the economy. Those who are for remaining in the E.U. believe that immigration has helped and continues to fuel the economy.

So there you have it. I have mentioned here the most important aspects of the arguments – being sure to keep to my promise. See, I told you that I would keep it short and sweet!

Regardless of the outcome the question that lingers in my mind is: Would we be better in or out? I ask myself this daily. As a country we have been within the E.U since 1975 (before some of us had even been born!) I still wonder what it would be like for us young people. I suppose it depends solely on how you look at it.

Now the real question is: Are you in or out?

You decide.

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  1. Micheal

    June 13, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    I believe they should remain, they like blame everything on immigrants when it’s was immigrants them self came n build up this country. They say the nhs will be better off leaving when a lot of the workers are fromthe EU are else where.

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  2. Dayo

    June 13, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Basically there are so many issues the media is not talking about. This referendum has been dominated largely by immigration and its effect on the UK’s social services as well as the the UK’s contribution to EU which to me is not a problem as those are the major issues that people really care about. But there are so many other issues people are not talking about.

    To me I feel its in the UK’s economic benefit to remain within the EU. Take for instance financial investros have pulled out at least £65 billion from the Uk’s financial market since April in fear of what may happen if they eventually leave. £65 billion on 2months? Think about the long term impact on a london that prides itself as the world financial capital.

    At the minute memenership of theEU guarantees free movememnt of people and goods within the union. Once they leave, what is the long term effect for ul businesses as there would be no access to relateively cheap labour from the Eu for low skilled jobs, UK exports become more expensive in europe

    There are so many other issues to consider even as the pros outweigh the cons. Its left to the young generation to decide the future of the country. Left to me I will be voting IN

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  3. Temilola Akinbode

    June 15, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Can’t say that I have full knowledge of all the pros and cons but exiting the EU does look to me, like a leap in the dark. The unintended and unforeseen consequences may be very costly and difficult for reverse.

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