Intro and recommendation

zijayuwe's version from 2016-04-18 08:08


The European Union is currently the strongest economic organisation in the world, accounting for around 31% of the world's economic output.
One of its main goals is to promote human rights both within the union and around the rest of the world- in doing this, the EU has delivered half a century of peace, stability and prosperity.
With its current 28 members, the EU has done well in raising living standards and launching it’s own currency in the Euro. However, after the Conservative win last year,
David Cameron promised to hold a referendum on whether Britain should maintain membership of the EU.
On the 23rd of June 2016, British citizens will be asked the question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?”
However, opinions are divided, there are many who believe staying in the EU is the way forward for Britain whereas others have been campaigning for a “Brexit”.
I have considered the two possible outcomes of this referendum in detail to determine what the best course of action is.




After taking into consideration all three options and reviewing evidence from several sources, I have decided that the best outcome of this referendum would be if Britain remained
  a member of the European Union. However, before I came to this conclusion, I took into account two other possible options:


>Britain leaves the European Union
>The Norwegian model


The first option is that Britain votes to leave the European Union. This would mean Britain would make it’s own trading deals with other countries and would no longer be bound by EU laws.
However, this could result in Britain losing its global economic status and even see trading partners and allies


The second possible option is that the UK were to follow in the footsteps of Norway in not being a member of the EU but being a member of the European Economic Area (EEA).
Being a member of the EEA allows Norway access to the single market and trade with other EU member states without having to pay customs.
The agreement does not cover agriculture and fisheries policies, justice and home affairs or trade negotiations.