Pro-EU claims scare voters

Pro-EU claims scare voters

Pro-EU claims scare voters

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Baroness Ludford MEP, in her promotion of large corporations, tries to scare the electorate about the consequences of leaving the EU (Guardian April 24).

Readers may recall similar scares when the ruling elites, of which she is a member, warned of collapse if we didn’t join the Euro.

In fact Nissan threatened to leave the UK, but of course they didn’t.

We are of course extremely lucky that we didn’t join that crisis- ridden currency.

Our large trading deficit with the EU alone will ensure continuance of trade for the benefit of Germany and others from whom we buy large amounts.

In any event, leaving the EU will not be sudden, but will be a protracted withdrawal governed by a two year negotiation under the provisions of article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

Full access to the single EU market will most likely be retained by either new bi-lateral treaties with the EU – such as those that prosperous non-EU member Switzerland has – ongoing membership of the EEA (European Economic Area) or by re-joining EFTA (European Free Trade Area).

Let us be clear, we will not be walking away from our trading partners in the EU, just loosening our relationship with them.

We will no longer be governed by those we do not elect, ie the EU Commission, nor will we share the national cheque book.

What we will be able to do is be free to strike our own trade deals with fast expanding economies around the world.

The EU was designed for a different long gone era, but sadly the Baroness and her failing party are still in it.

Michael McGough,
UKIP MEP Candidate,


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