All of these developments call for vigilance on the part of we Brexiteers. But contrary to the views of the Establishment, the media, and diehard Remainers, leaving the EU is the rational pathway, one recognised by an increasing slice of the electorate. The latest YouGov poll found that 68% of Britons want to go ahead with Brexit.
During the week, the President of Switzerland gave his blessing to UK membership of EFTA, the looser trade bloc Britain helped to create that could prove to be the more durable model for European trade relations over the longer term; certainly, if the increasingly likely prospect of Marine Le Penwinning the French presidency materialises. Meanwhile, Norway and Spainsaid ‘no’ to the prospect of Scottish internal market membership.
Finally, a member of the influential if misguided Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee accused the economic establishment of overrating the significance of Brexit-driven ‘uncertainty’ to the UK economy’s economic health. A point that has been crying out to be made by a leading commentator.
After all, the UK does not, for the most part, rely on internal market membership for services, its biggest class of export. Manufactured goods sold to the EU account for only a fraction of our economy. In other words, Britain’s economic dependence on the EU is marginal. Both the danger of uncertainty in the run-up to Brexit and Brexit itself are equally marginal.
As Leavers, it is our duty to dampen the flames the Remainers are so desperate to fan. We are leaving the EU, it is everyone’s duty to make a success of it.
The Leave.EU Team