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UK leaving the EU is a one way door out with no turning back

May 20, 2016

June 17, 2016

We have sought to heighten, if not least draw the awareness of Montserratians and British Overseas Territories as well as other Caribbean countries citizens living in the United Kingdom the impact of Brexit or Bremain, the latter phrase surfacing the vote nears.

In this issue we continue those presentations. We have presented as much as we can interestingly enough opinions on the issue from different areas with direct reference to Montserrat and the rest of the Caribbean. Those of us living in Montserrat can only seek to influence our own as best we can our diaspora in the UK many of whom are voters there. We seek to make them aware that their action will impact their homeland in which the majority have said remain their interest.

As we see it the argument to remain seem to show that there is obvious hidden agenda, as there is hardly much that can be said with any certainty that the future is brighter for the UK and its territories should they leave the EU.

We believe it is very strange that since 2008 and even before, for decades the encouragement that the world must seek to unite and be one as has become necessary and done in blocks. The belief has been going alone was taboo. But suddenly Britain in the bare face of economic progress and being fifth strongest economy in the world should is being encouraged choose go it alone in the hope of forging new partners.

The British media makes an interesting study and appears to us to be among the worst training ground a journalist can be exposed. The polls we would advise ignore. Just look back at the last General Elections!

Ross Steinberg, an AEIdeas intern, wrote the following as the points that make up the debate.

The Remain arguments: WhyVote to Remain

Brexit (that is to leave) would create a sterling crisis in the UK as well as the reemergence of the Scottish secession movement.

Brexit would challenge the legitimacy of both the UK and the EU, and even if the final vote is to remain, the uncertainty leading up to the vote could still lead to a sterling crisis.

A post-Brexit UK would have trouble negotiating as good of a free trade deal with the US as it currently gets under the TTIP.

A Brexit would leave the UK in the EEA and thus forced to follow many EU regulations without them having a say in those regulations.

The leave arguments: Why vote “leave”? 

Brexit would free the UK from the negative influence of the EU—economic disunity, rising welfare costs, decreasing military spending—and revitalize the UK-US special relationship.

The EU has been an experiment in reconfiguring political, not economic power, and Brexit would be an affirmation of the power of individual state sovereignty.

The UK has a trade surplus with the EU, which it should leave sooner rather than later, and so would have the upper hand in negotiations post-Brexit.

The US shouldn’t advocate for the UK to remain in the EU since it may go against our strategic interests.

The final warning is: “It’s a one way door to the future – a UK one way exit, there will be no turning back…”

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June 17, 2016

We have sought to heighten, if not least draw the awareness of Montserratians and British Overseas Territories as well as other Caribbean countries citizens living in the United Kingdom the impact of Brexit or Bremain, the latter phrase surfacing the vote nears.

In this issue we continue those presentations. We have presented as much as we can interestingly enough opinions on the issue from different areas with direct reference to Montserrat and the rest of the Caribbean. Those of us living in Montserrat can only seek to influence our own as best we can our diaspora in the UK many of whom are voters there. We seek to make them aware that their action will impact their homeland in which the majority have said remain their interest.

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As we see it the argument to remain seem to show that there is obvious hidden agenda, as there is hardly much that can be said with any certainty that the future is brighter for the UK and its territories should they leave the EU.

We believe it is very strange that since 2008 and even before, for decades the encouragement that the world must seek to unite and be one as has become necessary and done in blocks. The belief has been going alone was taboo. But suddenly Britain in the bare face of economic progress and being fifth strongest economy in the world should is being encouraged choose go it alone in the hope of forging new partners.

The British media makes an interesting study and appears to us to be among the worst training ground a journalist can be exposed. The polls we would advise ignore. Just look back at the last General Elections!

Ross Steinberg, an AEIdeas intern, wrote the following as the points that make up the debate.

The Remain arguments: WhyVote to Remain

Brexit (that is to leave) would create a sterling crisis in the UK as well as the reemergence of the Scottish secession movement.

Brexit would challenge the legitimacy of both the UK and the EU, and even if the final vote is to remain, the uncertainty leading up to the vote could still lead to a sterling crisis.

A post-Brexit UK would have trouble negotiating as good of a free trade deal with the US as it currently gets under the TTIP.

A Brexit would leave the UK in the EEA and thus forced to follow many EU regulations without them having a say in those regulations.

The leave arguments: Why vote “leave”? 

Brexit would free the UK from the negative influence of the EU—economic disunity, rising welfare costs, decreasing military spending—and revitalize the UK-US special relationship.

The EU has been an experiment in reconfiguring political, not economic power, and Brexit would be an affirmation of the power of individual state sovereignty.

The UK has a trade surplus with the EU, which it should leave sooner rather than later, and so would have the upper hand in negotiations post-Brexit.

The US shouldn’t advocate for the UK to remain in the EU since it may go against our strategic interests.

The final warning is: “It’s a one way door to the future – a UK one way exit, there will be no turning back…”

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