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Why Great Britain Should leave the EU.

by admin on February 5, 2013

Why Britain should leave the EU

Late last month, British Prime Minister, David Cameron spoke in depth on his vision on European Union policy. The speech itself has been brewing in the UK as more and more British nationals are getting frustrated with the current situation of the countries relationship within the Union. The timing is absolutely right for Great Britain to make a stand over on European intervention in British affairs. Here are some of the reasons why:

Too much Red Tape from Brussels

The British perception of the European Parliament is that nothing gets done or gets in the way from real British issue. European law has brought laws such as the working directive (36 hour working weeks) and other pointless legislation which has made European countries harder to work with.

Declining trade with the European Union

Year on year British trade with their European partners has decreased. This is a result of the European Banking crisis but has opened Britain to the realisation that to be successful there needs to be greater trade with emerging or growth markets such as Brazil, India and China which Britain has been seen to be doing more trade than any other European nation.

To add to British shift in trade, the economies from former colonial territories have strengthening which undoubtedly has helped Britain forge strong trade links. For example Australia a country that speaks a common language and a shared history, or India where British imports during colonial times such as Cricket and schooling has strengthened ties between the two countries.

Limited control of borders

One of the conditions of European membership is the freedom of movement. This means anyone with a European passport can live, work and claim benefits within other member states. British nationals have the right to live in Spain for example and Greek nationals are allowed to live and work in Britain.

Unfortunately Britain cops the brunt of this influx as the island nation is considered to be more secure option than any other country in Europe. This also has major economic and social consequences rising from increased unemployment benefits claims from Non British citizens(as well as British nationals who struggle to find work as a result) to severed language difficulties. Britain and Ireland are the only 2 recognised countries in Europe that use English as their first language.

It is also incredibly ironic that nationals from countries such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand who have her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and are far more likely to speak comprehendible English are to jump through greater hoops to gain entry to the county. So much so that these nationals are forced to sit an exam on British values when they are more likely to understand British culture more than someone from Bulgaria, France or Portugal.

All in all Britain can survive without the European Union. The solution isn’t complete exit but be associated as a partner similar to say Norway or Switzerland both of whom have seen their Economies either remain stable or have improved during the European Banking Crisis.

This post was written by Mary Rhodes, a Finance blogger who has recently set up www.finetunefinances.com Mary was originally from Zimbabwe but moved to Britian 12 years ago and has really enjoyed her new live in Britian!

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