It is clear that the UK’s trading relationship will not change when we leave the EU. Pro EU campaigners float trading changes as a fear filled straw man.
Every state in Europe, whether or not it is in the EU, participates in the single market: Norway, Andorra, Turkey, Switzerland, Serbia, the Channel Islands and so forth. It is simply not a credible argument to suggest that only the UK would be excluded.
The argument that the UK would be penalised is particularly odd if you consider that over the 43 years of our membership, we have bought more from the other member states than we have sold them, to the tune of £40 million a day.
Leaving the EU political experiment reflects the UK’s optimistic, modern and global approach. It is clear that the UK has outgrown the old fashioned corporatism that the EU reflects?
We are being held back by the structure, policies, trade agreements and culture of the EU.
A dynamic and forward thinking nation that enjoys a mature and stable democracy such as the UK should not accept the primacy of unelected foreign officials. Our relationship with the EU should be like Switzerland’s, based on commerce and collaboration rather than political fusion.