PROOF THE LORDS ARE WRONG
TOP EXPORTERS TO EU NEEDN’T BE IN CUSTOMS UNION OR SINGLE MARKET
In 2017, 200 non-EU countries from around the world sold products to the EU worth £1.6 trillion.
86% of those sales, £1.4 trillion, were from countries completely unconnected with the EU – no customs union, no single market, no free movement, no large annual payments, nothing.
This is according to the analysis Brexit Facts4EU.Org has conducted of the latest trade figures from the official statistics body serving the EU Commission. Their list includes everyone from little islands to the major economies such as China and the USA. (Technically some of the small islands are not countries, but they’re on the EU’s official list so we’ve included them.)
In order to give you a very clear picture of how easy it is to sell into the EU, we then excluded countries with any form of close relationship, such as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Turkey and others. In other words we looked at all the countries selling into the EU perfectly successfully, without EU entanglements.
WITHOUT THE CUSTOMS UNION OR SINGLE MARKET OR ANYTHING ELSE
Our list of independent countries manages to sell to the EU without being in the EU’s Single Market, the Customs Union, or the EEA.
Below we narrow this down to show the top 40 countries selling into the EU in 2017, without any of the complications which Remain MPs and peers wish the UK to have with the EU.
The countries above – and another 160-odd countries – sold to the EU last year without having to accept free movement, nor having to have their laws made in the EU, nor having to pay billions per year to the EU.
And yet they sold goods worth over £1.4 trillion euros to the EU.
BREXIT FACTS4EU.ORG SUMMARY
SELLING INTO EU WITHOUT CUSTOMS UNION & SINGLE MARKET
Almost 80% of the EU’s imports come from 40 independent countries around the world
These countries are not members of the Single Market but they sell successfully to the EU
They are not members of the Customs Union but they sell successfully to the EU
They are not members of the EEA but they sell successfully to the EU
They have control of their borders, their money, and their laws, but they sell successfully to the EU
And the only country in the top 40 with a full, ratified Free Trade Agreement is South Korea
Most readers will be aware of the shocking behaviour of the majority of the unelected peers in the House of Lords in recent weeks. You will no doubt be aware of the disgraceful amendments they have passed to the Withdrawal Bill in the last few days. We tend not to report on matters like these which the mainstream media find easy to cover.
Be in no doubt, these people wish to thwart Brexit entirely. They are a disgrace to their elevated positions and in our opinion are traitors to democracy and their country. For us there will never be any forgiveness for such treachery.
One thing which annoys us perhaps most of all is the stunning level of ignorance on display in the Lords – and come to that in the Commons and in the news studios of the BBC, Sky and other broadcasters.
It’s one thing to draw a ridiculous conclusion from evidence, but it’s quite another to spout total nonsense when you don’t even know what the evidence is and can’t be bothered to educate yourself.
Given that their remoaning lordships and their remoaning colleagues in the Commons can’t be bothered to find out anything about the EU and the UK’s relationship with it, we hope we found another simple way of showing them the truth, in this article.[Sources: EU Commission | Eurostat] 06.55am, 10 May 2018
Name: Phil Baker, UK Date/Time: 10 May 2018, 07.59am
Message: So there we have it, the CU and SM are just protectionist rackets and the whole Remain campaign during the referendum and since has been the biggest SCAM ever perpetrated on the British electorate!
Name: Chris Northern, UK Date/Time: 10 May 2018, 07.50am
Message: There cannot be a single member of the House of Lords who does no fully understand this. Their stance is entirely to the benefit of the EU, entirely to the detriment of the UK. Why have they adopted this position?