November 24, 2014
BBC reports is is #Brexit
Former Cabinet Minister Owen Paterson has just made a hard hitting speech on the UK’s relationship with the EU. He made a familiar case that the EU is as much a political union as an economic one. He concluded that the UK should remain in the ‘economic’ Single Market but remove itself from the political union.
A clear position? Well, staying in the Single Market, while removing the political aspects of the EU can mean different things – it could mean remaining in the EU while pairing back the worst aspects of the EU’s state building or leaving altogether and negotiating instead a trade agreement in order to retain access to the Single Market.
There has been some understandable ambiguity in the reporting of Paterson’s position, this is our under-standing:
Times reorts it is “reform”
Firstly, Paterson believes the issue should be solved via a referendum in […]Author :