On February 19, 2016, British Prime Minister David Cameron finalized a deal with the European Union to grant 'special status' to the United Kingdom. The agreement states that the UK is exempt from having to become part of a more unified state that Europe is working, allows it to keep its currency (the pound), and reduce certain benefits to migrants. The purpose of the 'special status' is to hope that voters in the UK will decide to stay in the EU, when a referendum is held on June 23, 2016 . . .