Yet again today we are hearing the view of the USA is that we should stay in the EU. Well, I have a number of responses to that firstly, if they think it is so good would they be happy to pay our £18 billion a year membership fee or even the ten billion a year net of the grants they give us back? Secondly, if they think it is so good would they like to join. Would they like to give 500 million in the EU the right to enter the USA and look for work, possibly find work and then they could stay there? Would they like to be sent directions which Congress and the President would have to enact across the whole of the USA? Thirdly, I know from my visit to the USA a few weeks ago that there are many Americans who think it is we would be better off if we leave the EU.
Yesterday and today I have been attending the meeting of the Parliamentary Party.