Britain’s EU membership is in ________ interests

It’s fill in the blank time… It is a common refrain from the Europhiles, and those business leaders who benefit from cheap imported labour, that Britain’s EU membership is in our interests.

Perhaps it is more appropriate to fill in the blank with Europe’s – as a written answer in the House of Lords this week tells a very different story to the one peddled to we long suffering mushrooms, who are kept in the dark and fed shit by the political class (Hat tip: Ockham’s Razor). Lord Stoddart of Swindon saw fit:

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the accumulated deficits or surpluses in the United Kingdom’s trade with the other European Union countries between 2000 and 2009 in (a) manufactured goods, (b) services, and (c) goods and services.

The reply (click on the image below to enlarge) shows an outflow of Pounds Sterling to pay for an influx of European goods.

The fact is the EU countries selling these goods to Britain will continue to do so regardless of whether or not we are members of the EU. There is absolutely no justification for surrendering political and legal sovereignty in order to trade with EU member states.

It makes one wonder why that idiot Cameron spends time trying to achieve more balanced trade with China when we are demonstrably incapable of achieving it with the rest of the EU.

2 Responses to “Britain’s EU membership is in ________ interests”

  1. 1 Richard Tebboth 27/11/2010 at 2:22 pm

    I keep asking the question: ‘what would be the cost of a purely trading relationship with the EU?’ i.e. the same as that enjoyed by Norway and Switzerland; what we originally signed up to when we joined the ‘Common Market’.

  2. 2 Derek Reynolds 27/11/2010 at 6:13 pm

    Should we be adding to that £260.2 billion the taxes we currently pay to the EU? If so, what then is the total figure that membership is costing this country?

    Mr Micawber: “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen shillings and sixpence, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.”

    What would he make of annual income nil, annual expenditure £260.2 billion?

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