Reblogged from Rt Hon David Davis MP’s website, this is a comprehensive look at the case for Brexit.
David Davis: Brexit – what would it look like? – 4 February 2016
It has been over 43 years since Britain joined the European Economic Community. For all that time there have been calls for Europe to reform. For Europe to be more democratic, more competitive, more functional. And for Britain to lead that reform.
The result? If anything Europe has become less democratic, less competitive and more dysfunctional. And Britain has become more side-lined.
The EU has been in decline for some time now. There is no change of course in sight. The risks involved in staying are clear for all to see – low growth, high unemployment, and waning influence.
In 1975 the EU was the bright future, a vision of a better world. Now it is a crumbling relic from a gloomy past. We must raise our eyes to the wider world.