Stay or Leave the EU – By Simran

Reasons To Stay

  • Millions of jobs are linked to our EU membership

  • It has been claimed that three million jobs rely directly on our membership of the European Union. The figure was even cited by Nick Clegg during his time as Deputy Prime Minister.

  • Some of Britain’s biggest trading partners are in the EU

  • Some of Britain’s largest trading partners such as France are in the EU.

  • More than 50% of our exports go to EU countries:: It’s easier than ever for us to work and travel abroad

  • Approximately 1.4 million British people live abroad in the EU, and having membership makes movement around the continent simple. Driving licences issued in the UK are valid in all EU countries.

  • The EU is the world’s biggest market and plays a big role in world trade

 

Reasons To Leave

  • People from other EU countries are free to travel to and live in Britain.

  • UKIP leader Nigel Farage says any attempt by the Government to control immigration into the UK is futile as long as we are in the EU.

  • Like most clubs, the EU charges a membership fee, and it has been claimed that the cost is around 55 million pounds per day.

  • The European Parliament is directly elected, although the powerful Commission which proposes law making is not.

  • There is a push within the ranks of the EU’s leaders for it to have its own army.

  • The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said earlier this year that it would help show Russia the EU was serious about defending member values.

  • In the past, the British Government has been made to block moves to create EU-controlled military forces.

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