Questions, Questions

Antonio, one of our regular readers, commented on a recent post [1] “It seems that Britons have more right questions to ask, and answers about Brexit or not Brexit, than in June 2016.” We suggest what some of these questions might be, with no bias intended (but we would be grateful for more or better suggestions). We provide our answers in a separate tab, Questions and Some Answers.

Q1:Should we stay in the EU because it enhances friendly relationships between people and governments?

Q2: Should we stay in the EU because it enhances our security?

Q3: Should we stay in the EU because acting together we can better protect the environment?

Q4: Should we stay in the EU so we can steer it towards a better form of union?

Q5: Should we stay in the EU to protect and increase our prosperity?

Q6: Should we stay in the CAP to ensure our agriculture is properly regulated and subsidised?

Q7: Should we stay in the CFP to preserve our fish stocks and to ensure the continuing prosperity of our coastal towns?

Q8: Should we stay in the Customs Union to avoid paying tariffs on our imports and exports?

Q9: Should we stay in the Customs Union because we don’t have enough trade negotiators to agree new FTAs?

Q10: Should we stay in the Single Market because otherwise we won’t have access to it?

Q11: Should we stay in the Single Market to ensure access to more skilled, hard-working and cheap labour?

Q12: Should we stay under the jurisdiction of the ECJ; is it better than our own courts?

Q13: Should we continue paying into the EU budget so we still get research grants and regional subsidies?

Q14: Should we stay in the CU/SM because leaving could risk our jobs?

Q15: Should we hold a second referendum now that voters have more knowledge of what leaving the EU means?

Q16: Final question – assuming a second referendum would offer voters three choices – Brexit with no overall deal agreed with the EU, or Brexit under the terms the Prime Minister has negotiated, or remaining in the EU – which option best fits your answers above?

[1] Themes-7: Economics-1

For more questions (without our answers) see Second Referendum Test

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