Brexit Uk voted themselves out of the EU Whole thing is a fluke o Current Prime Minister David Cameron Promisesd to have the referendum Appease skeptics of his own party o Super conservative Euro skpetics Said he wants to appease everyone He didn’t think this would ever work or ever be close Thought it was no biggie Referndum 52 to 48 people voted out of EU o Referendum Single policy that you vote for from the people Direct democracy State to state in California No national referendum European thing Once you do it, you have to let it happen largest voter turnout in 25 yeears, 72% turnout 30 million A lot of mud slinging Typical US president election Why? o Euroskeptics UK has a large portion of these o EU is not that democratic 28 countries, soon to be 27 o They think EU laws shoudlnt be their laws o Tax dollars going somewhere pointless o Didn’t have proper representation Immigration o Expontentially elevated because of Syrian civil war o European union laws they didn’t agree with o Wanted to take back control of their country No one thought it was going to pass o Even the ones who wanted to leave it David Cameron campaigned to stay in and he lost No one has plans and doesn’t know whats gouing to happen o Pro leave people have no plan either Fall of monetary unit Not sure all 52% really wanted to leave o Why?
Largely a protest vote Angry because leaders are ineffective o People are mad and want change o Anti-establishment Hours after the #1 google search o What is the EU?
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- Spring '08
- European Union, UK