Showing posts with label EU. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EU. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Leaving the European Union






Today is the day that Britain files Article 50, it's formal notice of intent to withdraw from the European Union.  By triggering this Article, Britain agrees to leave the bloc by 29th March 2019.

From then on, treaties that govern membership of the EU will no longer apply to Britain.

The terms of exit will be negotiated between Britain’s 27 counterparts, and each will have a veto over the conditions.

After the Brexit, Britain will be able to self govern again, create its own trade routes, control its borders, and will no longer be required to pay into the EU, which currently costs £50m per day.

Since joining the EU, Britain has been largely prohibited from trading with countries outside of the European Union.

It is hoped that the UK will re-open trade routes with the Commonwealth.   The Commonwealth is the remnants of the original British Empire and is a voluntary association made of 52 sovereign states, including Australia, New Zealand, Cyprus, Malta, Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad, India and Pakistan.

You can listen live and debate the exit, in London City today from 12pm UK time (4am SL)  and enjoy the street party and VE dances.










Friday, June 24, 2016

What a day!






Goodness.  What a day!

Brexit



A very happy Friday to you all.   For the first time all month in RL London, the sun is shining, it is a scorcher of a day and a new dawn for Britain has just begun.

If you fancy popping by London City today, predictably, people are gathering to discuss what happens next...   Join us.



Friday, May 20, 2016

European Union, The result



Since November 2014, we have polled London City visitors 3 times, to see how they felt about Britain in the European Union and if they wanted to be In or Out of the EU.

November 2014  Out: 60%  In: 40%
February 2016    Out: 46%  In: 54%

We polled you again this week, directly after the Eurovision song contest thrashing to see if you had changed your minds. More than ever, you want Britain to remain a part of Europe.

May 2016          Out: 38%  In: 62%

It is worth remembering our poll is only of a hundred-fifty people each time, and those outside of the UK are also voting.  It does however still demonstrate that those who visit London City are keen for the UK to remain part of the European Union.

It costs the UK £16 Billion a year to be part of the EU (US $23 Bln).

Whether or not these votes indicate that Brits think the EU is good value at £55m a day, or if it is those from other countries wanting us to stay, remains to be seen.

The UK gets to vote in an In/Out referendum on 23rd June.

For more information on remaining in the EU see: http://www.strongerin.co.uk/
For more information on leaving the EU see: http://www.voteleavetakecontrol.org/

Whatever happens, remember to vote.
This is not like an election where we get to change our minds every five years.  This is one vote, one time and we will never be asked this question again.... unless we vote 'Out' (and if that happens, expect a second referendum).   Should we vote 'In', we are in forever.  Choose wisely.