2 thoughts on “Why we must remain in the EU”

  1. Posted 22/04/2016 at 14:12 | Permalink

    Not all Eurosceptics are the same.

    The option exists to leave the EU and rejoin the EEA via the EFTA route, meaning no adverse affect on trade, and so on jobs, and more likely the opposite would be the case as we’d be more nimble in making our own trade arrangements. Since the 2 objections usually raised, that we’d have to pay and that we’d have no say, have been discredited as Norway’s’ per capita net cost of its EEA membership is half of ours, and it speaks with its own voice at the critical point when regulations are being formulated above the EU at a global level, why is this option not receiving more attention as surveys for the Bruges Group indicate that leaving the EU but retaining access to the single market is a more popular option than a straight remain or leave?

    If you need information why you should vote to leave, visit http://leavehq.com. Follow links from there to the CIB and Bruges Group where you’ll find booklets, video and podcasts. The truth is out there, don’t be lazy!

  2. Posted 24/04/2016 at 14:25 | Permalink

    I find it hard to understand all the hoo-ha about trade deals — we seem to have got by without them for many years. My own opinion is that the economic costs and benefits from Brexit are (a) small and (b) evenly balanced. In a word: negligible. I’m not a huge fan of all aspects of democracy (it tends to make politicians short-termist, for example); but I do very much like the notion of being able to ‘throw the rascals out’ at general elections from time to time. No doubt there was a good deal in Lord Hailsham’s comment that in Britain we had an elective dictatorship — which may actually be quite a good compromise. But the key point about it is that we can choose to unelect the dictators. That concept is anathema to the EU.

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