On June 23, 2016, more than 30 million people voted in a referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom (UK) should “Leave” or “Remain” in the European Union (EU). The referendum turnout was 71.8 percent and the Leave Campaign won by 52 percent to 48 percent, making “Brexit” an important and imminent probability with potentially significant implications for a range of stakeholders, including the chemicals industry. The following statement from current UK Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May, who replaced former PM David Cameron following his resignation the day after the referendum vote, symbolizes her Government’s strong commitment to Brexit and upholding the result of the referendum: Let’s state one thing loud and clear: We are not leaving the [EU] only to give up control of immigration all over again and we are not leaving only to return to the jurisdiction of the [European Court of Justice (ECJ)]. That’s not going to happen. Pertinent Brexit Facts, Issues, and PossibilitiesEngland and Wales voted relatively strongly for Brexit, whereas Scotland and Northern Ireland supported remaining in the EU. The Leave Campaign, which included the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and approximately half of the Conservative Members of Parliament (MP), suggested that the EU imposes too… Read full this story
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