Why we need to leave the single market

Posted: August 8, 2017 by tallbloke in Analysis, Brexit, opinion

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Ben Somervell lays out a full and well supported case for leaving the single market on #Brexit

Ben Somervell's Brexit Blog

In this article, I will use the terms “single market”, “internal market”, “European Economic Area” and “EEA” interchangeably as they are all effectively synonyms. (The following article is a full significantly extended, revised and updated version of a much shorter article which I wrote for the “Comment Central” website which was, in turn an extended version of a 952-word article here which I wrote for the “Student Voices” website in July).

I originally thought that Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech in January (transcript here), her letter to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, invoking Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon (here) and the Government’s Brexit White Paper (here) had once and for all nipped the idea of continued single market membership after Brexit in the bud. However, since the Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in the General Election this year, it…

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Comments
  1. Thanks for sharing!

  2. tallbloke says:

    Thanks for writing! And sharing!

  3. oldbrew says:

    Schaeuble also said “If the majority in Britain opt for Brexit, that would be a decision against the single market. In is in. Out is out”
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    We’ve had the vote, it was no to the EU = ‘leave’, so which part of ‘Out is out’ do Brexit opponents not understand?

  4. Graeme No.3 says:

    The time to leave the sinking ship is while it is listing only slightly and there is still room in a life boat. Staying around to take a tour of the flooded engine room is not a good idea.

  5. Bitter&twisted says:

    Not because Juncker is a drunken, power-crazed fool and the E.U. Is anti democratic?

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