Brexit and the Chirping Bird

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So the EU is not about the internal market alone. It is about European integration, which means the creation of a political entity capable of acting as one force in world affairs. The Brexiteers have no interest in this, and are not alone in their lack of interest. In the UK there is a widespread feeling that it would be better if Britain were no longer a part of the EU. But then what?

The UK is not big enough to make it as an independent nation in 21st century global politics. It would have to join up with other diminished powers – Canada and Australia, for example – and hope to get something done that way. Or else go back to being a colony, or a semi-colony, like Ireland. Or become part of America’s orbit again.

This has been obvious for decades – ever since Britain joined what was then called the Common Market in 1973, in fact. And yet nothing was done about it. The British establishment has been living on borrowed time ever since, like a chirping bird unaware of its imminent doom. When the Romans left this island they forgot to turn off the water supply.”

It seems to be a common belief that the EU is in trouble. The crisis of the euro and the refugee problem have given rise to the conclusion that Europe is facing an existential crisis. The upcoming Brexit referendum on 23 June 2016, which will determine whether Britain leaves or remains part of the EU, has added more fuel to this fire.

This paper deals with the reasons behind the Brexit referendum, as well as discussing its impact on the European Union.

The European Union, which is currently in a war-like state of disintegration, is a union of European countries formed after the World War II. The EU has 28 member countries, while the other two members of the European community are Norway and Switzerland.

The EU was created as an economic union to reduce trade barriers among its members and to establish a common market. It also established the European Atomic Energy Community and the European Space Agency. In 1967, the EU adopted the “Treaty of Rome,” which created a customs union among its participants. After two more treaties were signed in 1970 and 1975, respectively, the EU started functioning as a political entity.

The UK voted to leave the Union in 2016, following years of growing disaffection with the EU and Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to hold a referendum on his country’s membership in it. Now, Brexit — Britain’s exit from the Union — is being debated at length by both sides of British society and all major political parties.

The debate has only one side: whether or not to leave the Union. The Remain or Leave campaign has been underway for weeks; however, many people are still undecided about what they should vote for on June 23rd — when Britain will decide whether or not to remain

In the UK, the Brexit results were thought to be surprising and unpredictable. The British people voted to leave the European Union in a referendum held on June 23, 2016. Many political pundits had predicted that Britain would remain in the EU.

The EU is an economic and political partnership involving 28 European countries that began after World War II. In 1973, the UK joined what was then known as the European Economic Community (EEC) along with Ireland and Denmark. In subsequent years, Greenland and Malta would join.

Tensions within the EU grew between countries that were wealthier and more stable economically, such as Germany and France, and those that were less stable such as Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy.

In June 2016, UK citizens voted to leave the EU. In response to this decision from the people of the United Kingdom, David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.* Theresa May replaced him.* The process of leaving the EU will take place over a period of time during which negotiations will take place between representatives from each country involved in these exit discussions.*

Citizens of most countries in Europe regard themselves as European first but also identify with their own ethnicity or nationality second. These divisions are especially evident in Eastern Europe where ethnic groups have been historically oppressed by

The EU was developed to be a peace project, and it has been largely successful in that regard.

However, Britain leaving the EU is not necessarily a bad thing. It could lead to positive steps for European cooperation.

We should take a good look at how the Brexit decision came about. It is a complex situation that can be viewed from several different angles. There are many factors involved and justifiable arguments on both sides. Brexit is more complicated than some people want to admit and more straightforward than others would like to believe.

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) was founded as a single-issue party in 1991 by members of the Conservative Party who were opposed to the Maastricht Treaty. The party’s primary objective was withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Britain’s membership in the European Community sparked little public controversy until 1975, when Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson announced his government’s intention to join the European Community. Two referendums were held on the issue. The first, in 1975, saw two-thirds of British voters reject membership in the EC; however, six months later, the Labour government held another vote and obtained a 67 percent majority in favor of membership after renegotiating some issues with the EC.[15] Opposition to continued membership

The Group of Seven (G7) is an unofficial forum which brings together the heads of the richest industrialized countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The G8 became the G7 following Russia’s suspension from the group in March 2014 after its annexation of Crimea.[1]

The G7 is an unofficial annual forum for the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Their foreign and economic ministers meet regularly throughout the year. Each January they meet to discuss global issues in what is known as a “twinning” arrangement – each year one of the two hosts becomes “president” of the group for that year. The president hosts a ministerial meeting in that country or region usually held in early spring. The ministerial meeting provides an opportunity for collaboration on global issues; however this meeting is not considered as important as an annual summit meeting of all seven countries leaders. Consequently there is no decision-making authority at ministerial meetings and so they do not require elaborate security arrangements such as those for a summit meeting.[2]

The G7 countries represent more than 64% of global net wealth ($263 trillion) and two-thirds (66%) of global GDP (expressed in

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