Many of a certain vintage will recall the United Kingdom joining the ‘Common Market’ and be left wondering how on earth we ended up in this European Union.
In a few sentences let me address those who seek to become European citizens and lose our British identity and integrity.
Ukip want our country back and to be free to make our own laws, rules and regulations without interference by Brussels.
Ukip see the economic sense and logic in redistributing the £55 Million daily payment given to Europe. And putting it into our own economy.
The EU fan club argue that leaving Europe would create trade problems and barriers between ourselves and the Irish Republic. This is far-fetched and untrue.
Leaving the EU, which the British people will vote for, would be entirely on the basis of free trade between the United Kingdom and European countries.
Leaving the EU would also free the UK from barriers to trade outside Europe such as Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth Countries, just as Norway and Switzerland have successful, attractive arrangements to trade with the EU.
The fact is the EU countries export more to the UK than UK exports to them. They would be crazy to ban business! It would be an economic no brainer for the EU to create any form of trade barriers.
Business is business, so long as the traders are paid.
No-one in their right mind would put obstacles in the way of buying and selling.
Are the CBI and others implying that Germany will cancel its sales of cars; that France will stop selling to us or the Italians will set up barriers forcing their companies to lose sales and money?
Don’t be ridiculous.
Ukip Leader NI Assembly