United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May has set a date for the start of the U.K.'s succession from the European Union -- March 29 -- stating that the two-year process should be concluded by March 2019, if all goes according to plan.
The purpose behind Britain's exit from the EU, known as Brexit, was shrouded behind the refugee crisis and the United States election. Because of this, many seemed to miss the genuine purpose behind the movement. Secession from the EU has come after years of economic burden, and is rooted in progressive values and giving power to the people.
May has confirmed that on March 29, she will be notifying the EU of the U.K.'s plan to leave, known as Article 50. This will start the two-year process of removal. The EU is already working on a response to the notification. Correspondence will begin 48 hours after May's initial action is taken in late March, BBC reported
The conservative movement in the U.K. has made their purpose to leave clear.
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"A deal that works for every nation and region of the UK and indeed for all of Europe -- a new, positive partnership between the UK and our friends and allies in the European Union," Brexit Secretary David Davis states.
The original intentions of the EU were to create a fair and equal market between its 28 members, known as a "single market."
Business Insider U.K.'s Lianna Brinded explained: "We are meant to operate as one. Basically, it only works if all countries are identical and work as a hive, like the Borg in Star Trek. That sounds like a Utopian ideal, and it has not worked at all."
With Germany thriving under the Union, countries such as Greece, France, Slovakia, Italy and other countries within the Eurozone have taken quite the hit.
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In addition, the single market and "one mind" mentality fails to address underperforming areas within a country.
The U.K. is filled with economic gaps, with places such as London producing wealth while smaller settings, such as Nottingham, are left struggling.
If removed from the Union, the U.K. will have the opportunity to redistribute money in a way to help balance the country's economic growth.
Also, the EU idea that was sold to the U.K. in 1973 is very different from the EU that can be seen today.
For one, in 1973, the U.K. had 20 percent of the votes in the Union, while today it oly has 9.5 percent. And while British representatives in the EU voted against 576 EU proposals between 2009 and 2014, 485 still passed.
The U.K. has lost any and all power to protect its people under the EU.
But all of these obvious reasons for supporting Brexit were missed due to the migration crisis in the Middle East and President Donald Trump's ridiculous performances during the election cycle.
Instead, left-wing supporters throughout the world viewed Brexit as an Islamophobic movement rooted in the attempts to reject any and all struggling refugees from entering the country.
This out-of-touch mentality prevented those who think in this manner from realizing a key point in Brexit: It is about giving power to the people, as opposed to the Union.
As The Independent explains, such a move from the EU would not mean banning all immigrants and refugees. It would mean voting on a migration policy the U.K. citizens actually want.
The newfound freedom means options for the people to vote on what they want. While it was still a part of the EU, Britain's lack of representation resulted in countries like Germany deciding their fate. With freedom from the Union comes great responsibility and numerous options.
The people will get to vote on policies and leaders and will finally have more of a say in what their country becomes.