I’m now in the Brexit camp
I just experienced a revelation that I thought I’d never come to. I envisaged being a ‘remainer’ throughout the EU debate, whether we as British Citizens, should vote in or out on the 23rd June 2016. Last Sunday, the 15th May 2016, I decided to watch the debate on YouTube, courtesy of The Spectator Event, on the topic obviously concerning the up most important question of a generation and generations to come. Presenting the debate was the BBC’s presenter of Sunday Politics and This Week, Andrew Neil. Representing the ‘Remain’ side was the former Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, Labour MP Liz Kendall, and another Labour MP Chuka Umunna. Representing the ‘Brexit’ side is the current leader of UKIP Nigel Farage, an MEP for South East England and recent author concerning the very same topic called Why Vote Leave, Daniel Hannan, and Labour MP Kate Hoey. I decided after watching this fantastic and insightful debate to leave a comment in the comment section, here is what I said:
“The Brexit camp provided the most persuasive and productive arguments out of the debate. On the other hand, the Remain side was lacklustre, providing stale counter-arguments. And now, I am questioning whether I should move to the Brexit camp instead of the Remain side.”
Daniel Hannan was the star of the show, providing much statistics and evidence with much passion using eloquent language in the process. At the end of the video, Andrew Neil decided to ask the audience for where they are located in terms of; Remain, Leave, or undecided. The leave side won.
I am well aware, the another week, I was passionately advocating for the remain side because I believed the non-sense, the general media are heavily pushing, even encroaching on the propaganda territory. I want the European Union to be democratic and that was also a winning reason to stay contained in the club, but since the EU is full of un-elected officials passing laws on our behalf, we as citizens should stand up to this. Democracy is fundamentally important in Western society. The ability to rid of unpopular and regressive laws by voting is crucial to keep society fairer and more equal. Currently, however, the European Union is bureaucratic and probably will stay that way for the foreseeable future, unless more people jump on board and advocate for a democratic European Union whom are responsible for the decisions they made for the collective 28 countries involved in the scheme.
The European Union prevents any country involved to participle in any trade deals with the rest of the world currently. If Britain decides to vote ‘leave’ on the 23rd June 2016, of course, we will suffer economically short term. But long term prospects are vividly brighter because Britain has the ability to negotiate with countries such as USA, China, and India whom are growing. On the other hand as Daniel Hannan points out in the debate, the European Union and Antarctica are the quadrants not growing economically. And trade with the EU, is decreasing according to The Daily Telegraph whom said importantly “The latest monthly figures showed that in April goods exports to the EU fell to a record low. Just 45.1pc of the goods that the UK exported that month went to the EU, down from 52pc in the previous year”. Why stay in this dwindling Union, when we can explore the World for economic trade? Plus with added benefits of sovereignty and the ability to control our borders and pass/deny laws that possibly affect our daily lives.
We only have one chance at innovating our position as a country, in an ever increasing globalised world. Make your vote count on the 23rd June 2016 by voting either side. But now I’m voting Brexit.