Better Off Out – we’d have more money

Happy New Year (or should that be Happy NoEU Year)


So we’re now into 2016 – could this be the year of the EU Referendum? Certainly a few people think so, and a date in June or July is being touted as likely.

Obviously, as a UKIP member, I am firmly in the Leave camp but I thought I’d start the year with a series of posts explaining some of the reasons why. Today I’m going to focus on Money;

Burdensome EU red tape costs £billions to British industry. Every British business has to comply with EU regulations when 99% of them have no direct trade with Europe at all.

When we leave we can revise our VAT laws and re-class things like tampons so that they are VAT-free. The reason the Tories voted against this recently in parliament was to avoid the embarrassment of having to admit that the EU prevents us from zero-rating things like tampons.

We’d be better off to the tune of £55m per day – that’s how much we currently pay in to the EU.

Outside the EU we would regain control of our profitable fishing waters and could re-float the UK fishing fleet. This will give a massive boost to ailing coastal towns in terms of jobs and revenue.

Better Off Out estimate that each household will be £933 per year better off when we Leave.


2 responses to “Better Off Out – we’d have more money

  1. Its important to note that Britain, especially as having many times the size of market potential (in terms of its population) than Norway or Switzerland, does not have to follow the approach these countries may be following today to ensure trade with the EU, when Britain lies outside of the EU. Britain can effectively negotiate an appropriate trade deal with the EU (ie countries that might wish to remain inside the EU) that befits its size and trading capability – and the needs of the EU to maintain trade with the British market.
    Britain does not need to be beholdant to follow EU dictats as now, in order to continue to trade with the EU should Britain leave the EU. The savings for Britain in leaving the EU and negotiating a strong trade agreement under the auspices of WTO are therefore much greater than following those who just propose simply following the Norwegian model when outside the EU.


  2. Pingback: Better Off Out – improved trade across the world | Paul J Chapman·

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