Last night, 15 Jan 2019,
1) It gives them freedom to live, work and retire anywhere in Europe.2. Britain will continue to have better global influence within E.U. than outside it3. Britain can benefit from agreements on terrorism prevention, promoting trade, better security, preventing human trafficking etc4. British goods will still be popular in E.U. helping retain almost 3.1 million British jobs, in fact adding 0.8 million more British jobs5. The economic benefit of E.U. membership to UK reflects in 4-5% of British GDP6. Better consumer protection for British customers across Europe7. Britons can travel safe and cheap across Europe. International tourists to Britain can also travel to Europe and vice versa8. E.U. will be an economic force to reckon with, like US, China, India etc , reinforcing the adage - United we stand, divided we fall !! 👍👍
Britain out of its very oppressive history has been involved in numerous repressive acts in the past from its colonial rule around the world . It's infamous history in isolating geographies, antagonising populations, estranging societies and riling cultures is taking its toll on the country. It is carrying the burden with it now. It is in Britain's self-interest to align with Europe than be alone and isolated ..
Why some Britons want a BREXIT ?
1. The economic aspect to the whole issue is that Britain pays annually close to GBP 17 billion to EU budget of app 117 billion of which GBP 8 billion comes back as receipts. Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain pays almost 50% of EU budget.
2. A divorce from EU on the other hand would mean a one time payment of GBP 40 billion only, in future years the annually recurring GBP 17 billion could be used for furthering British trade and industry.
3. The other issue for Britain was that there were more EU people working in Britain than Britons themselves. Britons were losing jobs to Europeans ..
If the British Parliament had not voted against Brexit, Britain would have come out of EU on the 29 March 2019. Now that whole process is in a limbo, will Britain go for another referendum to decide whether to quit EU or not or just accept the British Parliament decision and abide by it ?
Britain has to understand that no country can exist as an island, it needs to interact and cooperate with others in the world. An inward-looking culture is only going to pull it back in the long run,