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Current Event June 27, 2016

UK Exits European Union


The European Union is a political and economic partnership of 28 countries that’s been in place for more than four decades. In what has been named “Brexit,” the United Kingdom voted by a slim margin to exit the EU. The Prime Minister, David Cameron, campaigned to stay in the EU and stated that leaving would be disastrous for Britain. He is now announcing his resignation. Those who voted to leave the EU stated resentment about immigration, as well as economic and cultural costs of belonging to the EU. Listen to hear more about the economic repercussions as well as political effects of this decision.

Immigration Politics

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National Public Radio © 2016 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 06/24/2016


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