Brexit: IN or OUT?

The Brexit referendum is the outcome of a policy initiative by the British Government to give citizens the chance to vote on whether Britain should remain a part of the European Union or whether the country should leave.

The referendum date has been set for 23rd June 2016 and following the European Union Referendum Act 2015 will put the following question to the electorate via a ballot:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

The lead up to this vote is likely to cause volatility in the markets which could provide opportunities to traders as both outcomes will cause a certain amount of immediate uncertainty.

If Britain decides to leave the EU, there will likely need to be a period of 2 years to be able to give notice along with a trade deal renegotiation and if Britain stays, there remains the question of the negotiated settlement and whether this could be overruled.

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I would disagree that it is a policy initiative from the Government, more of a knee jerk reaction to prevent voters at the last election from voting for UKIP. An exit vote will probably be the beginning of the end for Cameron, and with it even more uncertainty that would drive sterling lower

Good points, Eddie :22:

Regardless of the outcome, we can expect quite a bit of volatility in GBP and EUR crosses over the next several weeks.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!