Since the 23 June Brexit is in the spotlight in all European Union countries. On this day a referendum was held. In it British people had to decide whether UK is leaving EU or not. Here’s why they called it “Brexit” – British and exit. The outcome indicated that “Leave” won 52% to 48%. Although, the result was not the same across the UK. England and Wales favoured Brexit, but Scotland and Northern Ireland voted “Remain”. So, opinions are divided. English people, who voted “Leave” feel really optimistic about the future of their country. It seems that they want to break free from the EU membership fees. However, the attitude of Scots is totally different. They want to conduct the second referendum in which Scottish people will decide if they want to make Scotland an independent country or not. Then, if they become independent, they will apply for EU membership. Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland is allegedly planning to separate from Britain and unite with Ireland. So, both Scots and the Irish feel hope for the new future. And what impact does Brexit have on Polish people, who in great numbers live and work in UK? Well, probably many of them will come back to Poland as the hostility and even racism has recently intensified or they’ll manage to stay there still and all. After all the Brexit process is going to last at least two years. We’ll see what will happen by that time.
Written by Matylda Kalinowska from 2b