Why eu referendum

These 3 Facts Explain Why the U. 47 0 why eu referendum 0 13 6. Brexit,’ as it was dubbed in the media, has been a long time in the making. Here’s how and why the question of whether to remain within the E.

British people in the first place. Do you think the UK should stay in the European Community? The Labour Party’s attempt to win the country’s 1983 election on a platform of withdrawing from the EEC resulted in failure, with the Conservative government led by Margaret Thatcher being re-elected by a considerable margin. Fourteen years later, four years after the EEC became the E.

1993 Maastricht Treaty, the newly formed Referendum Party of Sir James Goldsmith contested the 1997 general elections with a promise to hold a referendum on U. Prime Minister, David Cameron, rejected calls for a referendum on his country’s continued membership of the E. 2012, but announced less than a year later that his Conservative government would hold one if re-elected in 2015. Soon after he was voted in for a second term, the European Union Referendum Act 2015 was introduced in the British Parliament to kickstart the process that culminated on Friday.

Subsequently, in a speech to the Parliament’s House of Commons in February 2016, Cameron announced that the referendum would be held on June 23. A staunch advocate of remaining within the E. There is still a long road ahead, with the process of officially seceding from the E. Unlike 1975, this time they want to leave. TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read about our approach to external linking. EU referendum, then why didn’t you get out and vote? 24 year old category voted in the EU referendum. 24 year old category voted in the EU referendum.