Whats Happening?

The UK’s EU referendum: All you need to know

This article is intended to be a straightforward guide now that the UK has voted to leave the European Union.

What has happened?

A referendum – a vote in which everybody of voting age can join in – was hung on Thursday 23 June, to choose whether the UK ought to leave or stay in the European Union.

Leave won by 52% to 48%.

The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million individuals voting. It was the most elevated turnout in an expansive vote subsequent to the 1992 general decision.

What was the breakdown over the UK?

Britain voted firmly for Brexit, by 53.4% to 46.6%, as did Wales, with Leave getting 52.5% of the vote and Remain 47.5%.

Scotland and Northern Ireland both sponsored staying in the EU. Scotland upheld Remain by 62% to 38%, while 55.8% in Northern Ireland voted Remain and 44.2% Leave.


What is the European Union?

The European Union – regularly known as the EU – is a financial and political association including 28 European nations. It started after World War Two to encourage financial co-operation, with the possibility that nations which exchange together will probably abstain from going to war with each other.

It has subsequent to developed to end up a “solitary business sector” permitting products and individuals to move around, fundamentally as though the part states were one nation.

It has its own particular money, the euro, which is utilized by 19 of the part nations, its own parliament and it now sets rules in an extensive variety of ranges – including on the earth, transport, customer rights and even things, for example, cell phone charges.

What does Brexit mean?

It is a word that has ended up utilized as a shorthand method for saying the UK leaving the EU – blending the words Britain and way out to get Brexit, samy as a Greek way out from the EU was named Grexit before.

What happens to UK subjects working in the EU?

A great deal relies on upon the sort of arrangement the UK concurs with the EU after way out. In the event that it stays inside the single business sector, it would in all likelihood hold free development rights, permitting UK nationals to work in the EU and the other way around.

In the event that the administration selected to force work license confinements, as UKIP needs, then different nations could react to, which means Britons would need to apply for visas to work.

Will I require a visa to go to the EU?

While there could be constraints on British nationals’ capacity to live and work in EU nations, it appears to be improbable they would need to dissuade voyagers. There are numerous nations outside the EEA that British nationals can visit for up to 90 days without requiring a visa and it is conceivable that such courses of action could be arranged with European nations.
What about EU nationals who want to work in the UK?

Once more, it relies on upon whether the UK government chooses to present a work license arrangement of the kind that right now applies to non-EU natives, restricting passage to gifted specialists in callings where there are deficiencies.

Will i still be able to use my passport?

Yes. It is a British report – there is no such thing as an EU visa, so your international ID will continue through to the end. In principle, the administration could, on the off chance that it needed, choose to change the shading, which is as of now institutionalized for EU nations, says the BBC’s Europe reporter, Chris Morris.


Has any other member state ever left EU?

No country state has ever left the EU. In any case, Greenland, one of Denmark’s abroad regions, held a referendum in 1982, in the wake of picking up a more noteworthy level of self government, and voted by 52% to 48% to leave, which it properly did after a time of arrangement. The BBC’s Carolyn Quinn went by Greenland toward the end of a year ago to discover how they did it.

What does this mean for Scotland?

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said in the wake of the Leave come about that it is “equitably unsatisfactory” that Scotland appearances being taken out of the EU when it voted to Remain.

Who wanted the UK to leave the EU?

The UK Independence Party, which won the last European races, and got almost four million votes – 13% of those cast – in May’s general race, battled for Britain’s way out from the EU.

About portion of Conservative MPs, including five bureau serves, a few Labor MPs and the DUP were likewise for taking off.

What were their reasons for wanting the UK to leave?

They said Britain was being kept down by the EU, which they said forced excessively numerous standards on business and charged billions of pounds a year in enrollment expenses for little consequently. They additionally needed Britain to take back full control of its outskirts and decrease the quantity of individuals coming here to live and/or work.

One of the fundamental standards of EU enrollment is “free development”, which implies you don’t have to get a visa to go and live in another EU nation. The Leave battle additionally questioned the possibility of “nearer and nearer union” and what they see as moves towards the making of a “Joined States of Europe”.

Who wanted the UK to stay in EU?

PM David Cameron needed Britain to stay in the EU. He looked for a concurrence with other European Union pioneers to change the terms of Britain’s enrollment.

What were their reasons for wanting the UK to stay?

Those battling for Britain to stay in the EU said it gets a major support from enrollment – it makes offering things to other EU nations less demanding and, they contended, the stream of outsiders, a large portion of whom are youthful and quick to work, powers monetary development and pays for open administrations.

They likewise said Britain’s status on the planet would be harmed by leaving and that we are more secure as a major aspect of the 28 country club, as opposed to going only it.

How much does the UK contribute to the EU and how much does we recieve in return?

In answer to this question from Nancy from Hornchurch – the UK is one of 10 part states who pay more into the EU spending plan than they get out, just France and Germany contribute more. In 2014/15, Poland was the biggest recipient, trailed by Hungary and Greece.





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