IF the UK leaves the European Union British businesses will continue to trade freely with all the other countries in the EU. That is a simple fact and for all the hours of debate it is a simple truth that is frequently overlooked.
Countries around the World trade with the EU without accepting the supremacy of EU law or having to allow 500 million EU citizens into their country.
Britain is the EU’s largest export market and they £68 billion more in goods to us each year than we do to them.
Over the last decade the EU has become less important anyway for UK exporters as economies in the developing parts of the World grow at a much faster rate than the EU. There is already a free trade zone stretching from Iceland to Turkey. There is no reason to accept that if we leave the EU the UK as the 5th biggest economy in the World will not be able to continue to trade with the rest of Europe as we always have, without tariffs and with the minimum of bureaucracy.