This Writer refuses to bore you with all the nonsense around Cameron’s ‘renegotiation’ again – but this Huffington Post piece at least has a ‘beginner’s guide’ to the issues of the EU referendum.

Take a look:

Reasons to stay in


Millions of jobs are linked to our EU membership, but there’s little evidence to show how many would be in jeopardy if we left.


Some of Britain’s biggest trading partners are in the EU, and more than 50% of our exports go to EU countries. Membership allows us to have a say over how trading rules are drawn up.

Travel and work

It’s easier than ever to work and travel abroad. Around 1.4 million British people live abroad in the EU. Membership makes movement around the continent simple.

Crime fighting

The European Arrest Warrant allows criminals to be brought to justice across the EU.

Global influence

The EU is the world’s biggest market and plays a big role in world trade, climate change issues, development projects and more.

Reasons to leave

Border control

Border control would be back in our hands. Many argue attempts to control immigration into the UK will fail as long as we are in the EU.

Cost saving

Estimates suggest membership costs around £24m per day when rebates and other receipts are taken into account.


Laws made by the directly-elected European Parliament supersede legislation made by individual member state parliaments.

Other countries exist outside

For example, Norway, which trades with the EU without being in it, controls its own farming and fishing, rather than being bound by EU quotas.

Source: Everything You Need To Know About ‘Brexit’ And The EU Referendum But Were Afraid To Ask

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