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

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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2 thoughts on “Everything You Need To Know About ‘Brexit’ And The EU Referendum But Were Afraid To Ask

  1. Brian

    When it comes to the vote, how many will fall into the same general election trap, where it came down to voting the opposite way to the figure you hate most, IDS or Cameron?

  2. Malcolm MacINTYRE-READ

    Brian, absolutely, but on recent Vox Political info, blogs and comments, for me there is no contest. I despise our PR Dave, but TOTALLY HATE IDS.

    However, not wanting to influence anyone else, Hufftons list is another bit of “not enough”.

    The £24 million per day is correct, after rebates etc, while Nige the Pint’s claims completely ignore the rebates, which makes me suspicious of other OUT calculations.

    For example, Norway does indeed control its agri & fish industries, but it also pays far higher subsidies to both than paid by the EU. Equally, to sell into the EU Norwegian suppliers must comply precisely to EU regs, including with items they sell in Norway, while having no input as to what the regs are or could be. They also pay toward the costs of the system, as the UK will have to do if it is outside the EU, but wanting to benefit from the world’s largest market.

    Also, non-EU countries which want free access to that market have to accept freedom of movement … as both Norway and Switzerland have done, with much higher rates of immigration than the UK has.

    And, as a community activist for public safety, I value the European Arrest Warrant and collaboration with Europol’s region-wide intelligence gathering… the UK having taken a long time before it would participate.

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