Since the UK’s vote to leave the EU last week, the news has been rife with negative consequences and stories of ‘regrexit’ from those who voted leave but now wish they could change their minds. There’s plenty of speculation about scenarios in which Article 50 – the legislation officially triggering the UK’s exit – is never activated, but how likely are they? … Read More
It’s been a long six weeks of campaigning but this morning the UK awoke to the outcome of one of the biggest democratic decisions many of us have ever taken. With a majority of 52%, the UK has voted to leave the European Union. So while it might be the end of the campaign, it’s only the start of some big changes for the country and our lives in it. Here’s what will likely happen next. … Read More
It’s the referendum campaign that’s seen battle buses, nationwide rallies, and even a flotilla on the Thames. But with less than a week until polling day, Leave and Remain supporters alike will be setting their sights firmly on ensuring their supporters turn out to vote on June 23rd. Here are 5 reasons why it’s so important that you’re one of them. … Read More
On 23 June, the UK will vote on whether to leave the European Union, a body which currently allows free movement of people and goods between its members, as well as setting some laws and regulations. The debate so far has largely focused on the economy and immigration, both of which are undoubtedly big issues for the future of the country. But what about the effect on our everyday lives? … Read More
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 countries, formed after World War II in an attempt to encourage co-operation following the hostile nationalism that emerged through war. The EU is a ‘single market’, meaning goods, money and people can move freely between all member states.
A referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU is happening this year because David Cameron pledged to hold one if he won the 2015 General Election. His promise was a response to sustained pressure from some Conservative party members and UKIP, who say the EU has changed immeasurably since the public were last asked about membership in 1975. … Read More