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What are the pros and cons of Brexit. Neutral answers pls, no ranting. It’s for a year 5 school project. Thanks?

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Answered Apr 20General
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Alex BruceSavvy tutor and undergraduate at University of Oxford7 students helped

Hi Cornelia, I’ll try and lay out the arguments as presented by both campaigns in the 2016 referendum; these don’t reflect my views, but I hope this helps. Being members of the European Union entails being members of the single market. The “single market” in Europe is based around four freedoms: free movement of goods between countries, free movement of services between countries, free movement of people between countries, and free movement of capital between countries. The Remain campaign argued that being members of the single market allowed us to more easily live and work abroad, take holidays in Europe, to recruit workers from overseas to fill gaps in our domestic labour market, to trade freely with European nations and sell our produce abroad, and to buy cheaper goods from overseas. The Leave campaign argued that being members of the single market prevented us from controlling immigration from Europe, and that the single market prevented trade with countries outside of Europe (America, China etc) because it placed high tarriffs (import taxes) on goods and services from these countries. The Remain campaign argued that we received funding from the EU, in the form of development funding for poorer regions, as well as for specific projects. The Leave campaign argued that we paid a large sum of money (they claimed £350million a week but this was disputed by the Remain campaign as it did not take into account the rebate) to be members of the EU and that this payment outweighed the funding we received from the EU, as we are net contributors. The Leave campaign argued that many laws are made by the European Union which we must abide by as members, and that this posed a threat to our national sovereignty, or our ability to make our own laws. The Remain campaign argued that many of these laws are beneficial to us, for example laws on workers’ rights or the environment, and that international co-operation is necessary to tackle certain issues, such as climate change. This is a brief summary and doesn’t nearly cover all of the issues (certainly not in much detail) but I hope it’s useful. Thanks!

Answered Apr 20General
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Alex BruceSavvy tutor and undergraduate at University of Oxford7 students helped

Hi Cornelia, I’ll try and lay out the arguments as presented by both campaigns in the 2016 referendum; these don’t reflect my views, but I hope this helps. Being members of the European Union entails being members of the single market. The “single market” in Europe is based around four freedoms: free movement of goods between countries, free movement of services between countries, free movement of people between countries, and free movement of capital between countries. The Remain campaign argued that being members of the single market allowed us to more easily live and work abroad, take holidays in Europe, to recruit workers from overseas to fill gaps in our domestic labour market, to trade freely with European nations and sell our produce abroad, and to buy cheaper goods from overseas. The Leave campaign argued that being members of the single market prevented us from controlling immigration from Europe, and that the single market prevented trade with countries outside of Europe (America, China etc) because it placed high tarriffs (import taxes) on goods and services from these countries. The Remain campaign argued that we received funding from the EU, in the form of

Answered Apr 20General
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Alex BruceSavvy tutor and undergraduate at University of Oxford7 students helped

Hi Cornelia, I’ll try and lay out the arguments as presented by both campaigns in the 2016 referendum; these don’t reflect my views, but I hope this helps. Being members of the European Union entails being members of the single market. The “single market” in Europe is based around four freedoms: free movement of goods between countries, free movement of services between countries, free movement of people between countries, and free movement of capital between countries. The Remain campaign argued that being members of the single market allowed us to more easily live and work abroad, take holidays in Europe, to recruit workers from overseas to fill gaps in our domestic labour market, to trade freely with European nations and sell our produce abroad, and to buy cheaper goods from overseas. The Leave campaign argued that being members of the single market prevented us from controlling immigration from Europe,