Brexit: The British Exit

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Copywriting | 4 comments

Brexit:  The British Exit

On June 23rd, 2016 British voters voiced their opinion on whether or not the UK should leave or remain in the European Union (EU). More than 30 million people voted with a turnout of approximately 71.8%, resulting in the highest turnout in a UK-wide vote since the 1992 general election. By now you already know that the country decided to leave the EU, with a close race of 52% in favor and 48% against. What has been termed the Brexit, or British Exit, has been the source of major contention and uncertainty in international news.

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Immediately after the vote, a few things happened: Prime Minister David Cameron announced his intention to resign effective October 2016 and the Pound fell to a thirty year low.

Interestingly, Prime Minister David Cameron was a supporter of staying in the European Union. He has expressed regret, and his resignation has left many surprised. As far as the drop in the value of the pound, it has had ripple effects across the pond as well, as many Wall Street brokers were shocked to see a drop of more than 600 points at business close on Friday.

So what happens next? Well, I would like to encourage everyone to watch this story as it unfolds. This is obviously a highly charged political and financial event, so the best information can be sourced directly from the BBC. For this blog, I also researched American opinions through CNN, and I think Angela Dewan of CNN said it best in her closing statement in her article published on June 24th entitled “Brexit: What does it mean for you?”

In other words: We simply don’t know what the divorce would look like.

As more information unfolds, I will be updating the blog. In the meantime, you can read more about this event here:

Brexit: What does it mean for you?

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

4 Comments

  1. 6-30-2016

    I am also a fellow Brit and for the most part wholeheartedly agree with a majority of Rob’s comments. I also voted to leave the EU. i have numerous reasons for why I voted out, but my main reason was because I like Rob, didn’t agree with the way in which the UK was being treated by the governments of the EU. We have been slowly losing our identity and culture, which like any culture is what makes it’s people. In my humble opinion, the media here and some of what I know of in Europe has been causing much stress and anger which I believe has been leading to a majority of the hate and abuse that has been flying around from both the leave and remain campaigns. People who has voted remain has put much of the blame on the voters who voted leave as being uneducated and racist. From the other side, those who voted to remain are equally called stupid and told to stop being a baby over the whole thing. It has personally been quite hard for me, as someone who voted to leave very difficult not to take some of this personally. From a migrant perspective, i feel that it is the hard working migrants in this country that make the UK what it is. We have many cities and towns in our country that are multicultural and without them, we wouldn’t have the richest in diversity that we have. Part of the problem we have though is we are a small island with limited resources and our own British citizens were losing out to the rights they deserve ( housing, health care and finanical help from the government for example) because of the many people who have been flooding in to your country over the last few years. I don’t regret my decision either and in my heart this felt like the right thing to do. I personally believe that in the short term, things may not be easy for us, however in the long run I fully believe that we as a country will flourish, not just financially, but culturally and spiritually.

  2. 6-29-2016

    As a Brit, I voted to exit. I have my personal reasons but things here are at boiling point mainly because the cretinous racist, far right bigots have monopolized the result to use as their own sounding board of hatred. Unfortunately, this has tarnished genuine Brexiters like myself with the same brush and I have suffered abuse across social media at the hands of voters who wanted to remain. I don’t regret my decision, I voted because I’ve seen over many decades of being a member of the EU that things simply aren’t working and we were possibly heading for economic problems of Grecian magnitudes. Many other countries are desperate to leave as well and this may well be a catalyst for that. I knew things would be tough economically (when haven’t they been) at the start but feel strongly that Independence from the EU would eventually lead us to a stronger country with better trade deals, more control over immigration (not a halt to it), more control over our laws and civil rights (we had faceless overpaid beurocrats in Brussels having too much say over our laws). I can only hope that things calm down and we can get on with building this country back up into a powerful, yet friendly, welcoming country within Europe but without the dictatorship from a broken EU membership. I am English, I live in part of the UK, We are situated within the continent of Europe, therefore I am European and happy to be. As for how it affects my small business, it is too early to tell as yet but I one thing I am going to do is to continue to work on building my brand in the USA as I feel that is where I will be more successful.

    • 6-29-2016

      That is extremely well said, Rob. I’d be curious to hear updates from you as they unfold.

      • 6-30-2016

        Indeed, i’m sure we’ll keep you up to date with anything relevant as it happens.

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