What's the point of Brexit?
I know Britain want to leave the European Union. But why? What do they get outta it? It just seems like they are splitting up their alliances for no reason. Can anyone tell me why they are doing this? and what they get outta it?
- CliveLv 76 months ago
The point is that it ends the UK having to accept all laws made by a largely unelected government in Brussels, it ends the requirement that the UK has to accept every immigrant from EU countries without question so we get control of our own borders back, and as the UK is a net contributor to the EU budget, it saves money. Not as much as the Brexit campaign alleged, because a lot comes back as EU grants, but some.
And the clear future plan is to achieve a US of Europe by stealth. That idea fills the average Brit with horror. Best to get out now. It's far more than just an alliance, it's giving up independence. We already have to have "European Union" on our passports and ever since 1992 we are EU citizens as well as citizens of our own country. It doesn't take much imagination to see where this is going. The rest of the EU is not so bothered about national borders as they've shifted around a lot in the past anyway, but ours have almost never changed because of being on a couple of big islands.
The downside is that free trade with the rest of the EU will end, but that's hardly the end of life as we know it - a trade agreement can be negotiated, in fact it largely has been, and it frees the UK to negotiate its own deals with the rest of the world. Former Commonwealth countries like that - the Aussies were the first to jump in "hey, let's get talking". EU countries can't do their own trade deals, Brussels has to agree them for the whole EU. But a benefit of Brexit is that we'll take control of that again. Just like before 1973.
Rather a big point - when she took office, Theresa May set up TWO new Departments, One for Exiting the EU, and also another for International Trade. Of course there is one that covers trade already, but she decided a whole new extra Department was needed for all the extra work.
- RichardLv 76 months ago
Short-term thinking. Some not-too-smart people think that they should not join the rest of Europe's trading system and they think they should go it alone. It is a concept promoted by the non-educated right wing.
This is like Donald Trump "thinking." They fail to understand the benefits of Brexit and the long-term advantages of remaining in the European Union.
PS: I am an American, so I have no dog in this fight.
- Christian SinnerLv 76 months ago
Big government means less individual freedom.
The EU is really big government on top of the national governments in the EU.
Now that Britain wants out, we are seeing how difficult it is to separate; the tendrils of Big Government is stifling the effort. To add to the problem, the EU is infiltrated by Globalists, who don't mind erasing national borders for the entire world. Those who are happy with their culture are watching their culture die out; subverted by foreign cultures. I cannot tell you how distressed this makes the citizens in those nations.
Subversion (Latin subvertere: overthrow) refers to a process by which the values and principles of a system in place are contradicted or reversed, in an attempt to transform the established social order and its structures of power, authority, hierarchy, and social norms. Subversion can be described as an attack on the public morale and, "the will to resist intervention are the products of combined political and social or class loyalties which are usually attached to national symbols. Following penetration, and parallel with the forced disintegration of political and social institutions of the state, these loyalties may be detached and transferred to the political or ideological cause of the aggressor". Subversion is used as a tool to achieve political goals because it generally carries less risk, cost, and difficulty as opposed to open belligerency. Furthermore, it is a relatively cheap form of warfare that does not require large amounts of training. A subversive is something or someone carrying the potential for some degree of subversion. In this context, a "subversive" is sometimes called a "traitor" with respect to (and usually by) the government in power.
Larger governments threaten individual freedoms and attract tyrannical people who are over-ambitious for power.Source(s): bisexual Christian
- frombrumLv 76 months ago
rich people think they can avoid more taxes
poor people think it will stop all the black people coming to England
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- JennyLv 66 months ago
Because they can create their own rules without having to kowtow to Germany. They can control their own immigration. I live in the EU and we have to abide by so many rules created by non elected officials.
- CeiLv 56 months ago
A few knuckledragging mouth breathers lead by that treasonous idiot Farage wants us to leave the EU. That's not the whole of Britain.
As to what we get out of it when we leave - absolutely nothing, in fact as a nation we're f**ked.