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Upgrade to EFTA

Why joining the European Free Trade Association would be better for the UK than EU membership:efta4ukalternativelogo

Will we have any say over the rules? 

Critics argue that if we leave and rejoin EFTA we will still “have to obey EU rules”.

Let’s be clear – the EU has very little influence over EFTA states.

The EFTA states are exempt from most of the contentious EU policy areas such as:

  • Common Agriculture and Fisheries Policies
  • Customs Union
  • Common Trade Policy
  • Common Foreign and Security Policy
  • Justice and Home Affairs
  • Monetary Union (EMU)

The areas in which the EU does have control are largely those to do with the single market, product standards and regulations. In many cases these rules are simply European interpretations of standards agreed at regional or global standard-setting bodies.

 

Read full article:  http://www.eu-facts.org.uk/2016/04/26/efta-4-uk-why-joining-the-european-free-trade-association-would-be-better-for-the-uk-than-eu-membership/

European Chain reaction

Brexit vote could trigger European free market ‘chain reaction’, say Swiss and Icelandic MPs

A British exit from the EU could spark a free market “chain reaction” across the continent, encouraging countries such as Denmark and Sweden to take control of their own destiny.
Politicians from Switzerland and Iceland’s largest parties claim the UK would be able to stand outside of the EU, dismissing the idea that it could be left isolated as “nonsense”.
Rather, Britain could emerge from the EU to enjoy a free-trade only relationship and become more prosperous, they argue. READ MORE