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The British exited from EU to bring a big influence of different countries around
the world. However, the most controversial is between UK and EU of how to
manage benefits relationships.
The purpose of this paper is to argue that whether there is more positive than
negative impact or vice versa for UK after existing from EU.
Some supporters think Brexit will develop British economy and improve
people’s living standard. But I will give arguments that Brexit also brings many
Worldometers website shows that the population of UK is around to 0.88%
(Worldometersof, 2017; Rankin, 2017) the whole world. However, there are 4%
of science researchers from UK and 16% of research papers are considered
as the most time being cited from other people. But there is a fact that ‘The
economist’ statistics suggest that more than 10% of the British universities’
funding were from the EU from 2006 to 2015. The Brexit will become a bug
problem for all native scientists and researchers. (LiGang, 2013)
Royal society released a series of a report which named “the British scientific
research and the European Union” in 2016. It showed from 2007 to 2013, UK
offered funding about 5.4 billion euro to support science, but UK got 8.8 billion
euro as research funding from the European Union who was second level of
total funding just after Germany. It is hard to suppose that UK can be
accepted in Brexit situation.
At present, 16% of researchers who worked in UK are from other EU countries,
and more than 50% researchers published papers in 2015 was multinational
co-authored papers. (LiGang, 2013)Thus, in this opinion, Brexit may cause
damage in the liquidity of researchers between UK and international
community, and this will obviously be harmful to the development of British

A big part of British economy dependents on external trade, which is around
40%. EU as a large market, the total volume of import and export Britain and
the EU countries is slowly fluctuated, but the proportion of total foreign trade
between UK and EU were more than 50% from 2004 to 2012.
In 2015, the amount of exports was £223.3 billion and the amount of imports
was £291.1 billion. Research shows that the top 10 countries who have
economic trade with UK, all of them are EU member except United Sates and
China. (Digital, 2016)
Besides foreign trade, there are also many various investments between UK
and EU. The total amount of investment from EU to UK was calculated around
£496 billion and the total amount of investment from UK to EU reached up
£404 billion. Finance is substantial to prove that Brexit has negative impact,
otherwise financial situation will bring bigger shocks because of economy
interdependence. (Cathleen Cimino-Isaacs, 2016)
After exiting EU, UK would lose economic benefits such as tariff wall. For
instance, British dairy exports will face tariff barriers from the European Union
countries as much as 55% - 200%. This moment, both sides of people’s daily
life would be given a wrong effect. (LiGang, 2013; Migration watch UK, n.d.)

According to the unified big market rules, capital can flow freely between
members of the European Union. This means London as a central position of
international finance, and many foreign investors are also interested in the
European market.
However, the exiting of UK will limit and be strict for foreign people. Thereby,
the mobility of labor force between UK and European countries is restricted,
the millions of British and some industries will be shocked. In the end of 2016,
the number of population living in the UK from other EU countries reached 3.6
million, and about 1.2 million British lived in other EU countries. It would bring a
bad effect on their work and life if deported people. (Migration watch UK, n.d.)
The reason why many people voted UK should exit EU is because more
migrants coming lead to less job getting for native people. However, a data
shows that two thirds of 3.6 million from EU people have job. (Migration watch
UK, n.d.)It means they also are a big group of consumption for goods or
services in UK, and they can improve the demand of employment as a virtuous

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