This may be a question that we’ll be asking ourselves soon, rather than later. You may be thinking about the answer now and some of you may have already made your mind up. I’m still on the fence – as always in a professional capacity, simply because it’s important to be impartial. But personally, where do I stand. Am I in or out?
Now, some of you may be thinking – what does she mean? Is the talking about a large EU hokey cokey? Well, no – but that would be fun wouldn’t it? (Actually on second thoughts, perhaps not!)
So, what does this question mean?
To keep it short and sweet, the Conservative Government want to hold a nationwide vote on whether or not we should stay in the EU. They put this in their manifesto for the General Election in 2015, so as they gained a majority, it’s full steam ahead with what’s otherwise known as the referendum.
It’s a yes or no answer. In or out?
With that all cleared up, where do I sit?
Personally, I’m leaning more towards staying in the EU, but I can see some of the points made against staying in the EU.
I’d like to stay in the EU as a student because I can benefit from education schemes that allow me to go to EU countries for a year abroad. I wouldn’t want to lose that.
It will also be good for business because of trading.
I imagine we’d have to set a new deal to trade within the EU if we left. That may take a while. What would it mean for business in the long run?
Staying in will help with employment in my opinion and we can maintain EU funding.
Immigration is another tough subject on the table and again, but I’m largely with the “in” camp.
We’d have more control over our own laws too, some may see that as a bad thing and I can see why. Can you?
There are so many arguments for in and for out, but essentially I’m “in”. Are you?
Do you want to stay in the EU or leave? Let me know below in the comments or on my social media accounts.