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UK EU Referendum Europe Future 23 June 2016

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This is a thread on the UK's EU Referendum, Please put all news relating to the subject here.

 

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

 

18 April 2016

What is happening?

A referendum is being held on Thursday, 23 June to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. This article is designed to be an easy-to-understand guide - and a chance to ask other questions, a selection of which we'll be answering at the bottom of the page.

 

What is a referendum?

A referendum is basically a vote in which everyone (or nearly everyone) of voting age can take part, normally giving a "Yes" or "No" answer to a question. Whichever side gets more than half of all votes cast is considered to have won.

Why is a referendum being held?

Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hold one if he won the 2015 general election, in response to growing calls from his own Conservative MPs and the UK Independence Party (UKIP), who argued that Britain had not had a say since 1975, when it voted to stay in the EU in a referendum. The EU has changed a lot since then, gaining more control over our daily lives, they argued. Mr Cameron said: "It is time for the British people to have their say. It is time to settle this European question in British politics."

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...litics-32810887


“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.”

 

Stephen Hawking


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EU referendum: Britons abroad lose vote legal bid

 

28 April 2016

 

Two Britons living abroad have lost a High Court battle over the right to vote in June's EU referendum.

The legal challenge was brought by World War Two veteran Harry Shindler, 94, who lives in Italy, and lawyer and Belgian resident Jacquelyn MacLennan.

Under law, UK citizens who have lived abroad for more than 15 years cannot vote.

But the pair argued the in-out vote on EU membership directly affected them and called for a judicial review.

They asked the two judges to declare that section two of the EU Referendum Act 2015, which established "the 15-year rule", unlawfully restricted their right to freedom of movement under EU law.

But the judges ruled that the section did not restrict their rights and rejected their application for judicial review.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36159009


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Stephen Hawking


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EU referendum poll tracker and odds

 

29 April 2016

 

The EU referendum debate is heating up as Britain's politicians lay out their arguments for Brexit or a negotiated position in the EU.

Now that the official "Remain" and "Leave" campaigns have been announced, the country is preparing for the crucial June vote - which polls suggest is currently neck and neck.

Follow The Telegraph's poll of polls tracker to see how the "Remain" and "Leave" campaigns are faring. Based on figures from What UK Thinks, it takes an average of the last six polls, and will be updated until election day.


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http://elections.huf...nion-referendum

 

 

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Heseltine: Boris Johnson 'losing his judgement' over EU

Lord Heseltine has said he would be "very surprised" if Boris Johnson became prime minister after his "preposterous, obscene" remarks during the European Union referendum campaign.

The former deputy prime minister, who is campaigning for a Remain vote, said Mr Johnson was "losing his judgement".

Video: http://www.bbc.co.uk...rendum-36317176



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My prediction: Britain narrowly votes to stay in the EU. :)



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panama papers, David Cameron, brexit lol. Is he now supporting it because brexit wasn't going to work? what happened to his extra demands or UK will leave?

Does anyone still believe this man in the UK? I think most would be more interested in the cricket score. England are 5/171, they could brexit against Sri Lanka?
'Force always attracts men of low morality' - Einstein
'Great spirits always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds' - Einstein

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Scores of UK stars back remaining in EU

Jude Law, Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch are among stars who have signed a letter saying Brexit would "damage" the creative industry.

Almost 300 actors, musicians, writers and artists are backing calls for the UK to stay in the EU.

They say "vital EU funding" and work across borders has been key to projects from galleries to blockbusters.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rendum-36338220

 

 

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I really hope UK doesn't leave EU. EU might be the only reason UK hasn't attacked Ireland yet.



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I really hope UK doesn't leave EU. EU might be the only reason UK hasn't attacked Ireland yet.

Why would they attack Ireland?

Ireland is a country split up into 32 counties. 26 of them belong to the republic of Ireland and 6 of them belong to the UK. During a time known as the plantations (around 16th and 17th century AD) Ireland was colonised by the British and the native Irish people were forced to live in isolation, poverty and being largely opressed. This led to many failed revolutions to try and win back Ireland.

But during Easter of 1916, a bloody revolution called the Easter rising scteamed to the uk a longing for home rule. The 26 counties were offered to us and after much disscussion we accepted, leaving 6 counties in the north still in the UKs grasp.

Some people weren't happy with this and from the merging of different orgaisations came the irish republican army (IRA). This terrorist organisation brutally terrorised the people of the north in order to try and win back the six counties of the north. This violence prolonged for many years until an agreement was reached to disband the IRA in search of more peaceful means of persuasion.

The point I'm getting at here is that an attack on Ireland will result in unnecessary violence only reawakening the hate that has been fading over the past few decades. Also ,what would Ireland have that the UK wants? It is completely pointless for the UK to attack Ireland. Furthermore, this pointless act of hostility would most surely bring the full backing of NATO to Ireland to protect us leaving little hope for the brits. After this pointless battle, the UK would be placed under sanctions and therefore will greatly reduce its economic status.

It is asking for trouble off NATO and the US if they attack Ireland.
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Britain's EU Out campaign takes 4-5 percentage point lead: YouGov and ICM polls

Mon Jun 6, 2016

The campaign for Britain to leave the European Union has taken a 4-5 percentage point lead ahead of a June 23 referendum, according to online polls by ICM and YouGov, sending sterling toward three-week lows against the U.S. dollar.

The swing toward "Out" with less than three weeks to go comes as both sides step up their campaigning to try to win over the large number of still undecided voters with warnings over the economy and immigration.

The ICM poll of 1,741 people taken June 3-5 showed 48 percent would vote to leave, up from 47 percent a week earlier, while 43 percent would opt to stay, down 1 percentage point from a week earlier.

The YouGov poll of 3,495 people on June 1-3 showed 45 percent would opt to leave the EU, up from 40 percent in a comparable poll a month earlier, while 41 percent would opt to stay, down from 42 percent.

The poll showed 11 percent of voters were still undecided, down 2 percentage points from a month earlier.

http://www.reuters.c...l-idUSKCN0YR0YB



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Well, me and my husband sent ours through. Voted stay, obviously, hopefully leave doesn't become the majority.

 

The poll of polls website still shows a slight remain advantage.



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France now more Eurosceptic than Britain

 

61% of French voters have unfavorable view of EU compared to 48% in Britain. If this kind of number plays out in the coming presidential election we could be looking at the end of the EU very shortly. If France goes than it is all over. Wonder if this is going to play into the Front National. If Britain leaves the EU will collapse by the end of the decade entirely as it will set off a chain reaction through Europe starting in France as soon as next year I believe. I'm still not convinced Britain will leave the EU I think it may be close but this will be a 2014 Scotland referendum all over again. 

 

http://www.telegraph...revolt-spreads/



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EU referendum: British public wrong about nearly everything, survey shows

The British public have it wrong on immigrants and wrong on the EU.

According to their research by Ipsos MORI, British people think far more EU citizens live in the UK than actually do, that we pay far more money to the EU budget than is the case, and that we significantly overestimate the amount of benefits paid to EU migrants.

http://www.independe...s-a7074311.html



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Breaking: Leave 10 points ahead according to poll

 

A new poll shows that the leave side is gaining strength ahead of the critical referendum. 

 

http://www.independe...d-a7075131.html


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I just don't get it. Why would you want to leave the EU?







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