On the 23rd of June 2016 Britain will vote to stay in or leave the European Union, often referred to as ‘Brexit’. It is a massive decision for people in Britain and the greater EU — much more important than a general election and much longer lasting.
On the one hand, I believe that the UK is a great place that could potentially do even better without the constraints of the EU and could create an even more flexible and business-friendly environment, reacting faster to global trends etc.
On the other hand, the UK benefits hugely from the economic partnership with the EU giving it full access to the single market, which makes it easier and cheaper to buy and sell for companies.
Because this is such an important issue for UK voters, I want to lay out some of the pros and cons as I see them — not to try to sway the vote one way or another, but to encourage individual voters to understand the key issues and vote more with their heads rather than based on gut feel or newspaper headlines……read more