With the EU referendum today, being immersed by the famously-uneducated environment of a university may have filled your head with some silly ideas of being “stronger together”. Let these few reasons set the record straight.
1.Bring back the biddies
Once we are no longer bothered by that pesky free migration law, we can finally get all of the British immigrants (sorry, ex-patriots) living in Europe to move back!
2. Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
Now getting a visa to travel in Europe will be a bit more of a challenge, maybe we can start to appreciate our holidays at home a bit more. What a wonderful chance to explore such rare sights as the Devon countryside?
3. Friendly competition
Isn’t everyone getting a bit bored of getting on with their neighbours? Let’s take a leaf out of the history books and really get that national rivalry going again.
4. A hard day’s work
Trading within the EU has just made all our lives a bit too easy, especially for the young farmers of today. How will these young people ever learn the value of hard work if we hand it to them on a plate, through free trade agreements, farming bursaries and so on? It’s time we had a bit of a challenge and attempted to do business as one small island in a world of trading unions.
5. Shake up the leaders
Given that a leave vote is essentially a vote of no confidence in both the current prime minister and the leader of the opposition, this is the perfect opportunity to shake up the entire political system and grasp onto the other leadership options we have. Both Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage look prepared to take over, and they are both entertaining, which is all that matters in running a country really.
6. Human rights
It’s just a bit too convenient to have our rights protected by one of the most powerful political bodies in the world. Really, isn’t it worth putting these in jeopardy to be able to say we do things for ourselves?
7. A united kingdom
The fight to keep Scotland last referendum was not quite enough for us, and we want the chance to show them again how much we need them by giving them yet another reason to claim independence.
8. Enough of Erasmus
Students with a year abroad have become so common recently due to this EU business. Again, how are these young people ever going to learn the value of hard work if they keep having opportunities so regularly available to them?
9. The unknown
Who doesn’t like change? The economy and society as a whole, of course, has always been a bit of a gamble, and plunging into such an unknown and completely unprecedented situation will add a lovely spice to our relatively (in terms of the rest of the world) easy daily lives.
10. Reputation is everything
What with Trump trying to take over the USA, we have to keep up with the latest trends. Being tolerant and welcoming to those of other cultures is so last year, and our communication and good relationships with other countries really just make us look outdated and weak. Long live Britannia, or at least, let’s give it a go!