Should the UK have remained in the EU?

Now that Brexit has happened, the UK has officially left the European Union. As the transition period continues and the effects of the decision to leave the EU begin to be felt, we will begin to be able to evaluate whether it was the right choice. Is the UK really stronger upon leaving the EU? Or would it have been better off to remain united?

Yes, the UK should have remained in the EU

It was a big mistake to leave.

We need more international cooperation, not less

In a time of international disintegration, it is important that the nations of Europe can develop common responses to global issues- the UK leaving the EU is counterproductive.

Interdependence removes the scope for war

An important reason for the creation of the European Union was to prevent future wars such as World War One and World War Two. We should honour those that fell in those conflicts by preserving this previous legacy.

We don't need tensions between The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

No, the UK should have left the EU

For numerous reasons, it was the right position that British citizens voted to leave the European Union.

The UK should have left the EU for economic reasons

The Pound is a stronger and more valuable form of currency than the Euro. The UK was justified in leaving the EU because it strengthened its legal tender and allowed the UK to negotiate its own trade deals. These trade deals do not need to meet EU standards and may be more beneficial to the UK.

The UK strengthened its borders by leaving the EU

Membership in the EU allows seemingly unchecked travel between all of the countries within the union. This free travel leads to increased terrorist activity. The UK strengthened its borders by leaving the EU and not allowing foreign agents to terrorize its citizens.

The UK does not need to worry about Ireland when it comes to Brexit

The UK's relationship with Ireland is irrelevant when it comes to Brexit. Ireland relies on the UK, and the British government should not worry about Ireland's EU status.
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