The European Union(EU) and the United Kingdom(UK) have reached a deal that would keep the British in the continental union should its people concur with the Prime Minister David Cameron, in referendum, June 23.
Cameron supports Great Britain's retention in a reformed EU that would allow his country to stay on the sidelines should other EU members seek a closer integration. He leads the call for continued British membership in the EU in the June 23 referendum. Justice Secretary Michael Grove heads the anti-EU faction.
Describing leaving a reformed EU as a "leap in the dark", Cameron told Brits according to the Associated Press(AP), "The choice is in your hands - but my recommendation is clear. I believe that Britain will be safer, stronger and better off by remaining in a reformed European Union." In Contrast, anti-EU Grove has claimed that "our country would be freer, fairer and better off outside the EU."
Ultimately, Britons will decide their own fate in the June 23, referendum. Yet, for a country that once bragged of an empire upon which the sun never set, Great Britain's retention in the EU must be rated as a major good and benefit. The economic strength of the EU alone is enough for Britons to maintain membership in the union.