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Brexit: leave or stay in the EU?

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18-04-2016

Author: Elīna Umbraško

www.irlv.lv 18.04.2016.

Three years have now passed since David Cameron’s announcement that "the time has come for Brits to have their say", and the promise given to the people of the United Kingdom has been kept: on 23 June 2016, when Latvia will celebrate Līgo day, the voters in the United Kingdom will decide in a referendum on whether UK should stay in or leave the EU.

David Cameron himself is for staying, and, taking into account that the United Kingdom has achieved almost full EU acceptance of the proposals for the United Kingdom’s continued EU membership, it would seem that everything looks clear: the British voters should decide in the referendum for the country to stay in the EU. However, statistical data show that the situation is not that straightforward. The results of opinion polls from the beginning of April revealed almost equal results: 43% would vote for staying in the EU, and 41% would vote for leaving.

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