[時事英文] 10句英文幫你快速了解英國退歐 (Brexit)
A referendum (公投) is being held on Thursday, 23 June to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. The referendum is often called Brexit (英國退歐), for British exit from the European Union.
1. yearn for independence 渴望獨立
2. fervently against 熱烈地反對
“It is ironic that Brexiteers (支持退盟的人) who yearn for British independence from the European Union are often fervently against any nation’s independence from the United Kingdom."
3. strengthen (someone’s) hand 加強（某人）的權力
“Boris Johnson* says a ‘leave’ vote will strengthen Britain’s hand."
*Boris Johnson: 鮑里斯·強森，英國國會議員。曾任大倫敦市長。2016年3月，他宣布支持英國退出歐盟，成為脫歐陣營的領導人物之一。
4. echo (someone’s) warning迴聲（某人）的警告
“The Bank of England have echoed Mr. Cameron’s warnings of the likely adverse economic consequences of a withdrawal.”
5. waffling 東拉西扯; 喋喋不休; 含糊的(話)
6. scaremongering 散佈謠言；製造恐慌
“He (David Cameron) was accused of hypocrisy, scaremongering and a failing common among politicians worldwide — waffling."
7. deeply divided/split 嚴重分歧
“The EU referendum has revealed a deeply divided Britain.”
“Conservative members of Parliament in Britain are deeply split over Brexit.”
8. play a pivotal role 扮演關鍵性的角色
“Immigration will play a pivotal role in the referendum…”
9. a high price to pay 極高的代價
“Destabilising Northern Ireland would be a high price to pay for Brexit.”
10. a tight race 競爭激烈; 旗鼓相當
Online polls have been showing a fairly tight race, but telephone polling has consistently showed Remain ahead.
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