Brexit and “Brixit” (Great Britain/British + exit) are words created to define a possible British exit from the eurozone. “Bremain” (Great Britain/British + remain) was created to define Great britain remaining in the eurozone.
“Bremain” was coined by Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s Ambassador in London. “Interesting session on #Brexit at @ecfr. Best contribution of @DanMulhall, Ambassador @IrelandEmbGB, pitching the term #Bremain. Good find!” was cited on Twitter on February 4, 2015.
Wikipedia: United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union
United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union (sometimes referred to by the neologisms Brexit or Brixit for “British exit” and “Britain’s exit” respectively) is sought by Eurosceptics who believe Britain would be better off outside the trading bloc. No member state has ever left the European Union although in a 1975 referendum, the United Kingdom voted to stay in its precursor the European Economic Community, after having joined in 1973.
@DanMulhall @ecfr I like the #bremain hashtag! Agree with it too
3:59 AM - 4 Feb 2015
Interesting session on #Brexit at @ecfr. Best contribution of @DanMulhall, Ambassador @IrelandEmbGB, pitching the term #Bremain. Good find!
6:18 AM - 4 Feb 2015
Markets | Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:32pm EDT
U.S. and EU face ‘heavy lift’ to get trade deal: EU ambassador
LONDON | BY DAVID MILLIKEN
At the same event, Ireland’s ambassador to Britain, Daniel Mulhall, also reiterated his country’s commitment to urge Britons to vote to stay in the EU ahead of a referendum due by the end of 2017.
“We want Britain to remain in the EU. We want not ‘Brexit’ but ‘Bremain’.
What will drive the outcome of the #UK’s EU referendum? http://www.futurelabeurope.eu/blog/what-will-drive-the-outcome-of-the-uks-eu-referendum/ … #Brexit #Bremain
2:09 AM - 3 Aug 2015
October 2015, Management Today, “Diary” by Howard Davies, pg. 22:
There is not much policy unanimity in Europe these days. As Jean-Claude Juncker said in his State of the Union address, Europe is ‘not in a good place’. The Greek negotiations strained many relationships, and not just with the egregious Professor Varoufakis. The migrant crisis has revealed new fault lines between Germany and France, and between the West and the former East. Grexit may be out for now, but Brexit is back on the agenda. Some of our partners are wondering whether, difficult though it would be, it could yet be preferable to Bremain, if the terms we demand threaten long-cherished European principles.
2 December 2015, Targeted News Service, (Washington, DC), “‘Brexit or Bremain’ Debate Heats up in Dublin”:
The Certified Public Accountants in Ireland issued the following news release:
There was standing room only to hear a panel discussion at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin today hosted by the British Irish Chamber of Commerce on the effects that a possible Brexit would have on Irish business, with representation from either side of the ‘Brexit or Bremain’ debate travelling from London for the first discussion of its kind in Dublin. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD delivered the opening address to over one hundred invited business guests, highlighting the importance of close trading ties between Britain and Ireland.
The Wall Street Journal
Britain’s EU Choice: ‘Brexit’ or ‘Bremain’?
As Britain debates whether to leave the European Union, the coined words ‘Brexit’ and ‘Bremain’ get a workout
By BEN ZIMMER
Feb. 26, 2016 10:12 a.m. ET
With the United Kingdom counting down to a June 23 referendum to decide whether the country should leave the European Union, the battle lines have been drawn: “Brexit” or “Bremain”?
“Bremain” emerged as the counterpart of “Brexit” last June, thanks to Ireland’s ambassador to Britain, Daniel Mulhall. Reuters reported that Mr. Mulhall said, “We want Britain to remain in the EU. We want not ‘Brexit’ but ‘Bremain.’” It does not have quite the same zing as “Brexit,” and for some it might unfortunately evoke another blend: “cremains,” for one’s cremated remains.
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