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brexit : yes or no ?

What is Brexit and what would happen if Britain left the EU?

IF the people of Britain vote for Brexit, it will not only be a historic victory for Eurosceptics but it will transform this nation forever. But what would happen?


What is Brexit? 

The UK is set to hold an in/out referendum this summer on whether there should be a British exit, or Brexit, from the EU. 

Momentum is growing behind the EU exit campaign, which wants to end central control by Brussels and give Britain the freedom to manage its own affairs.

More than 100,000 people have told a poll for that they want to quit the 28-member bloc.



When is the EU referendum? 

The in/out referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU will take place on Thursday June 23.

Prime Minsister David Cameron announced the date after he secured a deal with other European leaders at a crunch summit in February. 

The vote in June will take place after the May elections for the Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly and Welsh Assembly. 

But it will be before the start of the summer migration crisis, which could stir up more Eurosceptic feeling among the British public.


What are economic views on Brexit?

Supporters of Brexit argue that EU countries have every incentive keep trading with the UK, which is a large importer of goods and services. 

But there is uncertainty over what would happen if the UK leaves and has to develop new trade agreements with the rest of Europe. 

There are also pro-European concerns that foreign companies would be less likely to invest in Britain and could move their headquarters, if it no longer has access to the single market.



If Britain leaves the EU, it will no longer have to contribute towards the European Union's budget

In March Brexit campaigners slammed a Confederation of British Industry (CBI) report that claimed that leaving the EU would cause a £100billion “shock” to the UK economy. 

The Treasury has been accused of “doom and gloom” after predicting that a Brexit would cost households £4,300 a year, leaving Britain worse off for decades.  




Who can vote in the EU referendum? 

British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens who live in the UK, along with Britons who have lived abroad for less than 15 years, will be able to vote. 

As with other elections, only people aged 18 and over will be allowed to cast their vote in the nationwide referendum.

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