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A referendum on withdrawal from the European Union approved the British Parliament
The lower house of the British Parliament approved the initiative of Prime Minister David Cameron to hold a referendum on membership in the EU the UK. The idea was supported by 316 lawmakers, "against" vote 53. Next, the question of the referendum will be discussed in the House of Lords. A referendum must be held before the end of 2017.
It should be noted that discussions on the fate of the UK as a member of the European Union worsened in the last year, when the EU budget was found a hole, and from Britain was required to make a 43 billion euros (34 billion pounds) for 6 years. In addition to this the kingdom expected more 2.1 billion euros (1.7 billion pounds), as its economy grows by about 3% a year, much faster than do the economies of other EU countries.
The issue has been widely discussed before the parliamentary elections in May 2015, then Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to hold a referendum if his party wins. Cameron also said that Britain would not be struggling to hold on to EU membership. Adoption of the "Britain is no constant allies, Britain, there are no eternal enemies. Only British interests are eternal and unchangeable, and it is our duty - to follow them "is an imperative policy of the country for over a century and a half, and this principle is unlikely to be revised.
Separatist sentiment in Europe in recent years is quite strong, but so far more than talk and referenda is not talking. For example, last year, a referendum was held in Scotland on secession from the United Kingdom, however, by a majority vote decided not to change the existing order of things. How will the situation at the time of the referendum say now is difficult, however, if the state will be more profitable way out of the EU, it will be put into practice without hesitation.
In addition, the UK has its own currency, which itself controls the position and which are strong enough. In this respect, the country has no risks that would be faced, such as Greece, if the script exit from the euro zone has been implemented.