• In this essay, I will present 3 or more reasons, citing textual evidence that answers the essential question, “What were the reasons the British people chose to leave the EU?”, and close with how it relates to today. 


    First, the EU limited the challenger bank's level playing field with the upper banks on prudential regulation, making them less competitive internationally. To provide my evidence, in the article, “17 Reasons To Love Brexit” in paragraph 10 it states, “The government was supportive, but the barrier was the EU. It was a constant frustration to the UK’s global financial institutions that the EU would apply its rules to their operations all over the world, making them less competitive internationally.” This proves my point on how the main problem was the EU in this scenario. It also conveys how it would be more likely for the government to ensure the Uk’s level playing field. So, on the other hand, if we talk about Brexit it had an enhancement and helped the UK. Since we know that it was more likely for the government to help the UK instead of the EU we can figure out it was one of the reasons for why the British people chose to leave the EU! It helped them level up across! Adding on, this can be a great example of a centrifugal force! A centrifugal force is a force that divides things. And as you can see, this example divides the region as it made the UK another reason to leave the EU! This also proves that the UK’s withdrawal and creation of Brexit was the responsibility of the EU as it also deprives the countries ability to compete worldwide. Now to sum it up, this helps answer the essential question because the EU not reasoning with the correct level playing field of the UK’s bank made them less competitive around the world which led to one of the reasons for the decision of Brexit. 


    Second, after Brexit, the UK is less restricted by some of the EU regulations. For example, the article “17 Reasons To Love Brexit” states, “David Cameron focused his brutalising EU renegotiation on being allowed to stop paying UK child benefit payments to children who don’t live in the UK. Once we leave, the government could do it in the time it takes to write the press release.” This proves again that the EU was the barrier and that while the UK was in the EU they would have needed to follow this regulation. This is just one example of a regulation that was held by the EU to the UK. Another example of the UK being less restricted is that after the Brexit the UK has the ability to trade more freely with non-EU markets. It is clear that in the EU there is more of a restricted zone with trading related to the EU countries rather than trading with many non-EU countries around the world. This is another example of the UK being less restricted by the EU’s regulations! Another thing that this proves is how Western European regions tend to be generally wealthier and more enhanced rather than the countries in Central and Eastern Europe. You see, one of the EU’s long-term goals was to ensure a level playing field for all its members and reduce the money difference between the countries. Moreover, some Western Europeans disagree with the fact of how much money is being spent outside their own area! Workers in Western Europe are paid higher wages than those in Central and Eastern Europe, but living costs are higher in Western Europe as well. The result of this has led some Western European businesses to move manufacturing to poorer countries in the EU leading to some of the Western European workers being left in unease as they worry about losing their jobs. Now to finish this and answer the essential question again, another reason that could have supported the idea of the British people leaving the EU are all the regulations that had to be followed since we know that the UK was much less restricted after Brexit! 


    Third, the government is not going to take away the EU’s employment laws. To provide my evidence, in the article, “17 reasons to love Brexit” it states, “The government has made clear it doesn’t want to scrap the EU’s employment laws.” This proves that my claim is accurate. Now to expand on my thinking, even though the British government, Labour or Conservative didn’t support the EU’s working time, it’s not going to change. However, there are some aspects that might be changed. For example, when the ECJ ruled that doctors sleeping in hospitals during calls had to count it as full working time, as a result, it caused staff shortages in the NHS. So, with the staff shortages this could lead to some change. Another thing is that there are some issues that the Government might want to take action on or focus on but can’t. Adding on, there aren’t just employment laws that some people might not want to agree with but there are other things as well! To expand on my thinking, an example is that when a country joins the EU it is expected to give up some power to the EU government. This leads to the EU countries being compelled to follow the EU decisions even if they don’t agree with them. This problem might want to make some regions want to continue to make independent decisions! Especially when they disagree with EU decisions on a few things! This is also one of the reasons the UK chose to leave the EU and become its own independent nation. Now, to sum it up and answer the essential question, another reason that could have supported the idea of the British people leaving the EU is the EU’s employment laws or any rule in general that the nation is being compelled to follow even when they might not agree with it!  


    In conclusion, some reasons the British people chose to leave the EU could be because the EU limits a country’s playing level field with other countries resulting in making them less competitive globally, the strict EU regulations that are put into the EU countries, and over all the rules or laws that the nation is being compelled to follow even if doesn’t agree with it! And the topic of Brexit is still a debatable topic! Moving on, this relates to today, because the effect of Brexit is still happening today! To expand on my thinking, the impacts of Brexit still are happening. An example of this is the common currency. In the EU the use Euro but in Britain they use the pound. As in result, there are still different businesses happening alongside different things from the EU! If the UK was still part of the EU they would also be using Euro and having a common business but they are not! And the different things in the UK are still happening in the world today! So, basically the effect of Brexit! Finally, this is how I answer the essential question and relate it to today!