The Threat of Brexit for the UK’s Welfare State

Since the founding of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), a British exit from the European Union has been on the minds of many in the United Kingdom. In order to maintain the support of UKIP, the Conservative government promised  a referendum on the UK’s membership in the EU.  In 2016, many promises were made by the UKIP aligned Leave.EU campaign as well as the 2015 founded Vote Leave campaign regarding a boost to the welfare state should the UK leave the EU yet in the years of negotiations following…