Why I Voted To Leave The EU

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Samuel writes about why he voted to leave the EU, whether he feels his voice was heard and what next for the UK.

I, for one, encourage immigration and I believe it is good for our economy (whilst controlled).

I’ve been thinking a lot about why I voted leave.

I watched a lot of ‘Question Time’ episodes and debates to help inform my vote. There was a lot of propaganda from both sides, which made it difficult for me. I did some independent research, which swayed me to go out – along with the debates from the leave campaigners. There was a lot of talk of statistics and experts but I felt like I couldn’t trust them? Like they were a ploy from the remain camp, if that makes sense? Along with the endless leaflets, which put me off. Aside from all of the stats and figures, I mostly voted out because I feel like I’ve grown up in a UK that’s a part of something else somewhere else.

I feel like my national pride had gone and voting out would be a major step for us all to take to make the UK a better and stronger economy.

I am disgusted by some comments from the remain side calling all leave voters ‘scum’, ‘racists’, ‘bullies’ and idiots. I am also disgusted that people who voted leave are now spreading hate propaganda.

I, for one, encourage immigration and I believe it is good for our economy (whilst controlled). I’m not a racist, I did my own research on what I thought was good for my future and others. It will be a difficult road ahead but in history we have faced worse. I’m so sorry that the UK is divided and different countries within the UK feel so differently to other parts. All we can do now is join together and not continue to be divided. The fact is, 52% of the voters wanted to leave and 48% wanted to remain in the EU; we must all respect each other’s vote and now move on together. Scotland and Northern Island’s independence is also rumoured. Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, will forever push for Scottish independence and I personally believe that if the Scottish people believe it’s in their best interests to leave then they should be able to. Ultimately, if people want to join together and unify Britain then I’d encourage them. If not, and as in life, choose a path that you believe in and makes you happy and healthy. It may be different to others but it is in your own interest to do so.

I, like many others didn’t believe that we’d leave the EU but I am glad we did.

I, like many others didn’t believe that we’d leave the EU but I am glad we did. The mess at the moment was somewhat predicted during the campaign. It would be obvious that for a while we’d struggle whilst we adjusted and came to terms with our new position in Europe. The pound dropping to the lowest it has against the dollar for 30 odd years was terrible news. The Labour government is heavily divided and the once-popular Jeremy Corbyn, who thrived in the Labour leader race, is now being abandoned and doubted – their credibility, I believe, destroyed since 2008. Leave voters like myself want to see a new PM who has a strong presence and is devoted to bettering the UK both economically and cooperatively. We are all heavily divided at this present time and now we need a leader who can help unite us.

We are all heavily divided at this present time and now we need a leader who can help unite us.

 Do I feel listened to?

David Cameron has decided to step down as Prime Minister in roughly 3 months time. He wants to initiate Article 50 when he does this. As a Leave voter, I knew that it would take two years to leave the EU. I also knew that it would take some time to help us adjust to being independent. Whilst other’s believe that we should leave immediately, I think we should take a small amount of time (three months) to: come to terms with what’s happened whilst trying to come together and to have a leader that believes Britain is better off outside of the EU and is motivated and driven to prove this.

To use a phrase that was commonly used in the ‘EU Referendum – The Result’ it’s ‘too early to tell’ if I’ve been listened to. All I know is that the leave campaign won but now it’s up to the establishment to act on a democratic vote made by tens of millions. It’ll be a very interesting and no doubt difficult time ahead. But I am willing to face them because I believe that we will prosper in our independence.

I believe in Britain.

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