HeidiBeisiegelProfessorGorthENGL102-H17January 2018Cause and Effect of the Brexit The “Brexit” is a shorthand saying thatmeans the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union- Britain is to exit. TheUnited Kingdom has decided to leave the European Union due to the results ofthe vote taken on Thursday, June twenty-three, of year twenty-sixteen. Alex Huntand Brian Wheeler of BBC News explain, Leave won by 51.9%to 48.1%. But what is the reason that this all came about? How come the UnitedKingdom decided to leave the European Union? Bloomberg explains a logicalreason for this huge decision in stating, The way manyBritons saw it, the EU was expensive, out of touch and a source of uncontrolled immigration.
This leads to the major cause of the decision of the United Kingdom to leave;immigration. Before the decision to leave, the UnitedKingdom was the third largest country by population in the European Union, andsecond largest by economic output, thus drawing many people to the UnitedKingdom. By 2011 the population of England and Wales foreign-born residencegrew to nearly double the size it had been in 1991. Overwhelmed by the wave ofimmigration, the United Kingdom realized the only solution to the problem of overpopulationwas to leave the European Union. Becausethe decision has been finalized of the United Kingdom leaving the EuropeanUnion, there are several effects that could possibly occur. One being thatthere are citizens of the European Union living in the United Kingdom, andUnited Kingdom citizens living in the European Union. BBC News continues insaying that European Union citizens in the United Kingdom will be able tocontinue their work and daily living as they have done. The United Kingdomcitizens will also maintain their current rights.
The proposed cut-off date ofBrexit is March twenty-nine in the year twenty-nineteen for the covering of therules. BBC News explain, Babies born after thatdate to people who have qualified under these rules will be included in theagreement. EU citizens legally residing in the UK and UK citizens in the EUwill be able to leave for up to five years before losing the rights they willhave as part of the proposed Brexit deal (Hunt and Wheeler). A second effect caused by the UnitedKingdom leaving the European Union is basically the goal they had been hopingfor.
The United Kingdom’s growing population has slowed significantly since thevote for the Brexit. A large part of the slowing in population is due to anincrease in emigrants from the United Kingdom by citizens of Poland and otherEuropean countries. There were still 230,000 more people coming to live in theUK than leaving in the year to June 2017, according to the latest estimates -still way above the government’s target of 100,000 but 80,000 below theprevious year, according to BBC News, Hunt and Wheeler. Other effects of the United Kingdomleaving the European Union are smaller things, but may take some adjusting.Such as a slowing in economic growth, less help in pay for public services dueto less immigrants, and even makes selling things to other European Unioncountries harder. It will also be a harder adjustment for big businesses.
Thisis because with the United Kingdom still part of the European Union, it waseasier to move people, money, and products around the world.