THE UK WILL BE MORE INFLUENTIAL WHEN IT LEAVES THE EU
Out of the EU the UK will regain her rightful place on world bodies. The UK will reclaim her own seat at the World Trade Organisation, in World Climate talks and similar fora.
Instead of having to broker a line with 27 other countries, the UK will in each case be able to form her own opinion and to advance it directly.
The UK will be free to make her own trade treaties with the USA, China, India and other leading countries. During 43 years in the EU the EU has failed to negotiate trade Treaties with these and other countries, and prevents us from doing so on our own.
The UK will retain her seat on the Security Council of the UN and her leading role after the USA in NATO.
The UK’s defence will continue to be assured by our own armed forces and by the NATO support.
Rule making for trade and related matters worldwide now occurs through world bodies. The UK does usually has to allow the EU to sit on these bodies instead of us. Out of the EU we will have our own seats on these organisations, and will have a more direct say in the world standards and rules that affect us.
Far from neglecting or ignoring us, out of the EU France and Germany will be keen to negotiate our support and agreement to various initiatives they will lead in the EU. We will have more influence over any common policy because we will effectively have restored our veto.
OUR OPPONENTS WILL CLAIM THE UK WILL LOSE INFLUENCE IF WE LEAVE
They ignore the fact that many decisions in the EU are now taken by majority vote, where the UK can easily be outvoted.
They are unable to explain how the UK can both influence central EU policies and stay out of the Euro which increasingly drives decision making in the EU
They claim the UK would have to adopt all EU rules outside the EU. This is simply not true. Outside the EU the UK would not have to adopt any EU rule it disliked for domestic or rest of the world activities. It would only have to adopt a requirement of the EU in order to sell a good or service to them, just as we have to accept customer requirements wherever we sell in the world.We meet US standards to sell to the USA, our biggest external market, but do not need to join their political union to do so.
They claim the UK will be sidelined outside the EU. On the contrary. EU states will want UK support for EU initiatives in the world. The rest of the world will take the UK more seriously once it returns as a full voting member to the main world bodies where it currently shares a representative with the other 27 countries of the EU.