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Europe : Better in or out ?

August 5, 2004 9:03 PM

Many of those opposed to the EU, say that an ideal position for the UK is to be outside the EU but to have free trading arrangements with it, like the Norwegians or Swiss. Now consider the answers to these questions :-

  1. 1) Who is currently best at implementing EU law?
  2. 2) Which 7 countries meet the EU law implementation target ?
  3. 3) Which of these 7 have absolutely no say in EU law content ?

Answers :-

  1. 1) Norway & Denmark
  2. 2) Norway, Denmark, Spain, the UK, Ireland, Finland & Iceland
  3. 3) Norway & Iceland

In all answers Norway appears, to keep their free trade status they have to follow all the EU laws. Yet outside the EU they get no say in what they are.
In the Liberal Democrats we believe it is :-

  • better to have a say in the EU
  • better to have say have in laws that directly effect us
  • better to get the best possible deal for Britain

Those that wish to withdraw from the EU wish to remove our right as a nation to have our say. This is not in Britain's best interests.
For the information on the latest EU law league table see:-