David Cameron doesn't want the UK to leave the EU, but he set up the referendum for Brits to vote on it. Why the heck would he do that?
How likely is Brexit to happen? Who wants it and who's against it? What are the stay/leave arguments? What will be the implications for the UK, Europe, the US, and the globe as a whole if the UK leaves or stays? This is hugely complex and hugely important, and the vote is coming up soon: June 23. So time to get yourself some context.
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Reasonable Summary of In & Out Arguments
Polls and Migration #'s
European Institutions: Cheat Sheet
The Economist summarizing Brexit: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/02/graphics-britain-s-referendum-eu-membership
Speaking event Featuring Richard Lewis, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of European Studies. “The UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union - what does it mean for the rest of the world?”. Held at UC Berkeley Campus
Polls, Predictions & Odds on Brexit
Martin Wolfe, Financial Times, on Brexit
What’s UKIP? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Independence_Party
Who is Boris Johnson? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Johnson
LSE report on Brexit: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/brexit02.pdf
What cameron asked for, what he got: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/eureferendum/12136337/EU-deal-What-David-Cameron-asked-for-Brussels-Brexit.html
Guardian: Brexit’s effect on trade http://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2016/apr/26/brexit-effect-on-trade-deals
Hillary Clinton Warns against Brexit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/23/hillary-clinton-warns-against-brexit-vote/
Guardian on Brexit and TTIP: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/25/ttip-vote-brexit-barack-obama-leave-eu-trade-deal
Obama’s letter to the UK on Brexit: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/21/as-your-friend-let-me-tell-you-that-the-eu-makes-britain-even-gr/
Some factual details on Brexit referendum: http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21693324-britains-out-referendum-will-be-held-june-23rd-david-cameron-strikes-european-union-deal