The Upside To Brexit & Why The Divorce Bill

The Upside To Brexit & Why The Divorce Bill

Brexit – Britian leaving the European Union

What even is the European Union?

It’s sort of a United States except instead of states, it’s a union of nations. The 28 member countries agree to open their borders to other EU members, share a common market, and abide by various social and political policies.

why do some Britons want out?

There are three main issues: economy, immigration, and identity.

The economics issue is that the U.K. sends money to Brussels (the HQ of the EU), which then gets redistributed to the various other member states. The UK spends a lot of money on the EU and Britain’s are tired of it. Europe is only holding the UK back economically, that’s why the EU is trying to charge so much in the divorce bill. Attempting to scare Britain into not leaving, but now… Britain is actually considering leaving, without paying anything, seeing as the EU has broken the European Union Charter first by taking advantage of resources, and letting an excess amount of immigration go by.

Benefits of Brexit.

Britain leaving the European Union, provides an opportunity to turn our minds to what it will take to generate jobs, raise living standards and make Britain an even more prosperous and dynamic economy. In short, to make the UK the best place in which to do business.

Aim to remove tariffs, either unilaterally or through free trade negotiations, thus reducing the cost of food by up to 40%, and the cost of clothing and footwear by up to 20%. With a reduction in other input tariffs, this would be an enormous boost for those “just about managing”. It will free up consumer spending, which helps inflation and the economy at large. We should compensate business for any tariffs raised through the tax regime, at a cost of less than half of the EU net contribution, plus have trade deals and a deregulation program prepared for Brexit day.

Time to re-balance the economy. Britain’s new freedom from supporting the EU means the government, at last, has the mandate and the resources to support the small and medium-sized exporters, and not be transfixed by the often protectionist multinationals. We must invest in universities and research and development and build infrastructure. Seek the lowest-cost sources of energy rather than burdening consumers with massive bills. Provide non-equity loan capital and finance for entrepreneurs, growing firms and the tech sector.

Immigration must be cut, but not at the expense of talent and jobs. Bone fide university students should be assessed for immigration at the point of graduation, not entry – after all, education is a service sector “export” as much as selling Burberry handbags, and creates a network around the world and a pool of talent for business. We want the brightest and the best in this country, alongside investment in the development and training of our young people to ensure they are as employable as possible. It is shameful that we have nearly 600,000 unemployed under-25s.

The real benefits of Brexit will be a considerable chunk of GDP – and that’s without including the trade deals we will do with the rest of the world. Additionally, the rebalancing of the economy and making Britain the best place in which to do business will produce a boom in economic growth, investment and trade. By contrast, the cost of not having the trade arrangements with the EU – having tariffs imposed – are minor. Less than half our net contribution.

Certainly Britain should not spend too much time on pointless negotiations, they should instead be devoting more energy to looking forward to and preparing for the freedom and the opportunity to be a vibrant, free-trading, enterprise nation.

Muslim Immigration 

Across the European continent, Euro-skepticism is rising. Alongside this anti-European Union sentiment, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and anti-refugee parties and movements are rising, accompanied by a hostility to difference (which is a good thing).

British MP Khalid Mehmood was one of the very few Labour Party members backing Brexit. He is no longer on board and has called the Brexit campaign “racist,” and wanted nothing more to do with it.

As discussed in an article titled Trump’s Ultimate Success we went over how Trump isn’t afraid of being morally wrong and it has benefited the US substantially.

Forty years ago, the British public voted Yes to a free trade deal with Europe, what they didn’t vote for was a ‘United States of Europe’ one that would go on to crush the democracy. This referendum is an opportunity for the the UK to take back control from the EU. Not saying the UK should be a Democracy, as went over in the article about voters rights it’s obvious that not the entire population is considerably fit to be voting.


  • The EU is trying to scare the UK with €100 billion divorce bill
  • The UK is considering leaving the EU without paying divorce bill
  • The UK and EU don’t agree on immigration/refugee laws
  • The UK GDP will go up from Brexit and the economy will benefit


The European Union is trying to scare Britain with an overpriced divorce bill in hopes Britain won’t leave. Although because the EU has already crossed the charter so now the UK is considering leaving without paying anything.

The EU and UK don’t agree on refugee laws, the UK wants them out, but the EU is trying to support them. Britons are furious with the economy and don’t like paying tax towards nations outside of the UK.

When the UK leaves the EU, GDP  will go up, Tax will go down, and prices will drop. Leaving the UK a better place to live and do business.


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Ivy Heffernan

Ivy Heffernan, student of Economics at Buckingham University. Junior Analyst at HeffX and experienced marketing director.

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