Economics professor Patrick Minford , who worked at the UK Treasury, explains how the chancellors figures are wrong…
The EU is a protectionist organisation known as a “Customs Union”; this raises barriers through tariffs and other non-tariff means against every country outside it. These barriers raise the price of goods sold inside the EU by the protectionist margin
…the overall effect of the EU on the consumer shopping basket is to raise it by 8 per cent – around £40 a week for the average consumer…
By leaving the EU, we go to global free trade and we rid ourselves of the intrusive EU regulation that bears down most heavily on our smaller firms who cannot afford huge HR and compliance departments. The gains to our economy from this are huge, as anyone would readily expect. The trade gain amounts to 4 per cent of national income, directly enjoyed by our voters…
CityAM: The Treasury has it entirely wrong: The British economy would gain from Brexit
The battle for Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of our Christian civilization. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our nation. The whole fury and might of Project Fear will very soon be turned on us.
Junker knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the UK may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then Europe, including the United Kingdom, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by “ever closer union”.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.’
Say no to the EU and the establishment parties of Labour, Tories and SNP who are all against an independent UK.
The ideological fanaticism of the EU is on a par with that of terrorists who attacked Paris. Will they ever put the security of their member states above that of their own political pipe dreams?
EU chiefs signal they resist French demands for changes to Schengen border code, to ensure every traveller is checked against anti-terror watchlist
Source: Paris attacks: EU chiefs defy French demands for border controls on jihadist fighters
Latest annual immigration figures from the ONS:
- Immigration 636,000 (up 84,000 from previous year)
- Net migration is the highest net migration on record
- 39% of EU citizens coming here came without a job offer
- 75% of growth in jobs go to foreigners
figures from the ONS
Facts about immigration and jobs:
- There are 1.85 million unemployed in the UK
- There are 2 million foreigners working in the UK
- Immigrant numbers are not only going up, the rate of increase is going up
- 1 in 10 workers in the UK are foreigners
- Almost all the increase in jobs since the financial crisis has gone to immigrants
The UK can not control immigration whilst we are still a member of the EU.
Source: The Guardian: UK unemployment rises as most new jobs go to citizens of other EU states
Just when you thought the migrant crisis couldn’t get any worse it’s revealed that the UK tax payer subsidises immigrants to come to the UK…
Unemployed migrants are being given thousands of pounds to find work in Britain under an EU scheme
The Telegraph: EU pays jobless migrants to come to Britain
Meanwhile Phillip Hammond, our Foreign Secretary says we have a grip on the crisis! The only way to control our borders is to the leave EU. The only way to stop the EU ridiculous waste of our money is to leave the EU.
The EU is becoming less and less significant as a trading partner to the UK. We should be looking further afield to expanding markets such as Asia and the US. We can still trade with the EU, as other nations do, but we don’t have to pay a hefty price for membership of a club with no benefits.
Trade figures show we do more and more business outside the EU, which, for Britain, is a declining asset. Despite what we are being told by the mainstream media, and a political establishment intoxicated by visions of a federal Europe, the EU is not the future. It is the past
Source: Declining EU is overrated as a trading power – The Commentator
Obama shows his ignorance of history when he says the EU “is part of the cornerstone of institutions built after World War II that has made the world safer and more prosperous.” NATO has done this, the EU certainly hasn’t. The EU is a cause of division, splits and disharmony within Europe. For example do the Greek citizens feel “more prosperous” for being part of the EU?
Europe was plunged into a war when a dictatorship wanted to make a single state and impose it’s will on it. This undemocratic “European Union” is doing the same. Did we elect our president? When did the people of the UK say we want the EU to override our own parliament and laws and then pay for the privilege?
He is hypocritical in wanting the UK to be a member of the EU. He would not let the USA be a member of an organisation that allowed unlimited immigration and that imposed it’s laws and taxes on the US.
Like most Americans I don’t think he understands the world outside.
Source: Full transcript of BBC interview with President Barack Obama – BBC News