The only thing the Stay in campaign wishes to say is that the Brexiteers are muddled over coming out. This is far from the case. Let me try one more time to explain our view.
There is no need for the UK to seek a Norwegian or Swiss style deal with the EU. The two biggest wins from leaving will be getting our money back to spend as we wish, and ending our obligation to freedom of movement with the rest of the EU. The Leave campaign has no wish to throw part of these gains away by entering an EU lite arrangement which makes us pay some money in and requires us to be part of the free movement zone.
The only reason the Stay in campaign wish to imply we want to be Norway is to be able to claim that we will then not get the two big wins we want from exit! When will the media get this point and start asking the Stay in campaign what the future looks like inside as the EU rushes on to political union.
The day after we decide to leave – assuming we do – nothing changes. We would say that trade and other contacts continue as at present, and we will then go to Brussels to discuss what we need to change and to hear what they would like to change in our relationship. We would tell them that contributions will cease and that we will taking charge of our own borders. All EU citizens currently in the UK would be welcome to stay, and we would expect all UK citizens in EU countries to be free to stay. Future EU citizens wishing to come to the UK would need to comply with UK migration rules, which would have common principles for the whole world and would no longer discriminate against non EU nationals. The EU is not going to evict UK nationals legally settled elsewhere in the EU, and may or may not want to impose restrictions in future over migrants from the UK. Neither side is going to want to restrict people with good qualifications or with money to support themselves from changing residence as they see fit.
The UK would not wish to impose any new barriers on trade with the EU, despite being in heavy deficit. It is unlikely the rest of the EU will wish to impose any new tariffs or barriers on their trade with us. Were they to seek to do so, they would be unable to exceed World Trade Organisation tariff levels as both the other EU states and the UK will be members of the WTO. To clarify the current position, the UK and the other EU states are members of the WTO in their own right, so WTO arrangements can remain in place when we leave the EU. All that should change is the UK will regain her voice and vote at the WTO and no longer have the EU representing her. The EU has very few trade agreements outside the WTO arrangements.