Spawning from political parties and advocacy groups within the UK alike, the concept of “Brexit” is the name of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union itself. The issue has been addressed in a previous vote in 1975, and will continue on to be addressed once more in a vote scheduled for June 23, 2016, referred to as the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, or the EU referendum . David Cameron himself has expressed preference towards remaining in a newly reformed European Union, but has announced his neutrality in the case of other politicians support to either side, and reasoning’s given, allowing for an open climate to the UK’s politics, and an open dialogue within the conversation.
The scheduled vote of the EU referendum could have incredibly deep political impact, expanding beyond the United Kingdom itself. If the vote itself passes, and it is decided that the United Kingdom will indeed begin the process of splitting from the European Union, the particulars of the process itself and the terms in which the separation is carried out will be discussed between the two groups. Notably, the relationship moving forward between the two will be focused on and allotted. Although this particular vote will not enact the separation itself, it acts as a permission slip for negotiations of the action and its possibilities, currently closed to the United Kingdom. This vote could signal the beginnings to this separation and a large meaningful change to the climate of this region, especially the European Union itself moving forward.