Can't say I agree. Switzerland and Norway do perfectly well out of not being in the EU, but having trade agreements with it.
France and Germany rely on the UK financing the EU's political ambitions. If we pull out of the EU, France and Germany will be left trying to prop up the basket case economies of Bosnia, Ukraine (for their own political reasons) plus the statutory propping up of the in-house basket case economies of Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria and Greeece. Then, they also have to prop up the failing Euro currency.
The EU will come cap in hand to the City for cash and to Britain itself for trading agreements so they can earn monies for their inefficiently-produced foodstuffs.
Any UK government would be able to drive a favourable free-trade agreement.
Norway has to enact all the EU employment legislation and make payments to the EU for the rights of access to EU markets, if Britain were to adopt the same model of EU trade affiliation as Norway we would have to pay the equivalent of 50% of our current net payments but with absolutely no influence on any EU policies or laws so we would be in the worst possible scenario of having to pay but getting no input.
Explain to me how that's a good idea.
Leaving the EU as a means of saving money is akin to leaving work to avoid paying Income Tax, technically you would not need to pay the 40% of your salary to "the man" trouble is you wouldn't get the rest of it.
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