Sprawy Narodowościowe. Seria Nowa, Vol. 50 (2018), Article No. 1687
Brexit is one of the most important events that dominated the
media discourse in 2017. The decision of the residents of the
United Kingdom to leave the EU structures will certainly have
not only serious economic consequences, but also political, social
and cultural ones, both for the United Kingdom itself and
for residents of countries that will stay in the European Union.
While analysing the results of the referendum, which took
place on 23rd June 2016, it can be seen that the majority of
voters in England and Wales voted in favour of leaving the European
Union, while those in Scotland and Northern Ireland
supported the United Kingdom remaining in the EU structures.
The aim of the article is to explain why the majority of voters
in Wales were in favour of the United Kingdom exit from
the European Union and to indicate potential benefits or losses
resulting from the decision taken.