Britain votes in a referendum this week on whether to endorse “Brexit”–leaving the European Union–or to remain in the EU. Heritage Foundation experts make a strong case for voting to leave.
The European Union is not the simple “open trading area” envisioned in the 1950s. It has become a bureaucratic monstrosity, unaccountable to national parliaments, imposing a heavy thumb on the regulatory scale of its 28 members…
So why leave? Because Britain, with the world’s oldest Parliament, can reassert its authority over and responsibility to its own people, their laws, customs and traditions — and so I can go into a pub and buy a pint of beer and not have to ask for “473 milliliters of beer.”
Many of the arguments against Brexit don’t hold water, Feulner explains. For example, there’s no reason to think the world’s fifth largest economy would suddenly be unable to trade with other nations.
In fact, Jim DeMint argues in The Daily Signal, “the Brexit would create an opportunity for a closer, reinvigorated alliance between the U.S. and U.K., boosting trade and investment between the two nations.”
There’s another big issue animating the Leave campaign, Heritage’s Ted Bromund points out: “since all EU citizens have the right to move to the UK, Britain can’t control immigration as long as it’s in the EU.”
Heritage experts will be in London on Thursday to provide conservative analysis of the historic vote.
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