The European Union difficulties the UK more than the UK needs it, according to the Vote Leave Cam ign.
“We are the fifth largest conciseness in the world. We will be able to have a decent deal with the EU”, suggested John Moynihan, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
“The EU wants a trade deal with us more than we need a trade allot with them”.
His comments follow yesterday’s remarks by a leading pro-EU rt that leaving the market would be a “huge risk”.
Speaking on the very programme, the chair of Britain Stronger in Europe, Lord Rose, explained full access to Europe’s single market was vital for UK businesses and bothers.
‘Fear, uncertainty and doubt’
But today Mr Moynihan said: “The other side are frustrating to create FUD – fear, uncertainty and doubt – they’re trying to say, oh, it’s terribly chancy, a leap into the unknown to leave. Nothing will happen. As Stuart Come up himself has said, the day we vote to leave the EU nothing at all will happen.
“At the end of it we require have a relationship with the EU, it’s highly unlikely that it will be the indifferent kind of disastrous relationship that they claim”.
Asked how a trading relationship of the UK facing the EU would look he said: “Everybody agrees there purposefulness be a free trade deal with the European Union, they cannot y not to have a free trade deal with us. They export far sundry to us than we export to them.
“The French export huge amounts of aliment to us. The French farmers would riot if they thought we were current to enter into a trade war”.
But Lord Rose told the BBC that pushes to leave the EU had not explained how the benefits of the EU single market would be replaced.
“Those who need Britain to leave Europe cannot guarantee that Britain on retain full access to Europe’s single market. They are dis raging the benefits at risk. Their proposed deal, whereby Britain would in one way retain access to the single market without obeying any of the rules, is a originality.”
The prime minister, who wants the UK to stay within a reformed European Organization, is pushing to renegotiate Britain’s terms of membership ahead of an in/out referendum, which be obliged be held by the end of 2017.
If agreement with other EU leaders is reached next month, a opt could potentially be held as early as June.
David Cameron’s four primary aims for renegotiation
- Economic governance: Get hold ofing an explicit recognition that the euro is not the only currency of the European Splice, to ensure countries outside the eurozone are not disadvantaged. The UK wants safeguards that it transfer not have to contribute to eurozone bailouts
- Competitiveness: Setting a target for the reduction of the “tax” of excessive regulation and extending the single market
- Immigration: Restricting access to in-work and out-of-work emoluments to EU migrants. Specifically, ministers want to stop those coming to the UK from righting certain benefits until they have been resident for four years
- Pre-eminence: Allowing Britain to opt out from further political integration. Giving horrific powers to national rliaments to block EU legislation
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