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Brexit: What Did It Happen and What Is the Effect?

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Poster:Hui-ling ChenPost date:2016-11-01
 
The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum held on June 23rd, 2016. Leave won by 52% vs. Remain 48% margin. ECP and Election Study Center invited Professor Harold Clarke toresult analyze the brexit .
 
In 1951, Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Luxembourg set up the European Coal and Steel Community, the United Kingdom also wanted to join the union but was rejected by France. In 1973 UK joined  European Community and had European Community referendum in 1976. Remain won with 67.2% vs. 32.8% margin.
 
According to the previous brexit polls, two sides were close since 2010. Leave had a slight lead in polls before referendum.
 
Harold Clarke said, the former Prime Minister David Cameron had over-commitment to his policy. Remain camp used negative, threatening economic recession crisis promotions. Leave’s major argument points were to regain control of British border, and to cut the number of immigrants. Both sides have successfully mobilized the voters, but Leave voters were more actively and the influence of economic factors was not as large as expected, which is the main reason for the referendum results.
 
A foreign student major in diplomacy was concerned whether UK would rejoin EU in the next ten years. Harold Clarke responded it’s hard to say and, it depends on the economic performances.
 


A foreign student major in diplomacy was concerned whether UK would rejoin EU in the next ten years.



Harold Clarke was answering participants questions.

 
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