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.