Andrea Leadsom is MP for South Northamptonshire. Follow Andrea on Twitter. Chris Heaton-Harris is Member of Parliament for Daventry. Follow Chris on Twitter. George Eustice is MP Member of Parliament for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle.
Events in Europe guarantee that the way the EU works is going to change significantly over the coming years. This is a golden opportunity for the UK finally to stand up for its own interests. We set up the Fresh Start Project to enable the Government to get the best possible deal for the British people.
Whatever happens to the Eurozone, the UK's relationship with the EU will change in years ahead. The UK must be clear about the future that it wants, and stand up for its national interest. The Fresh Start Project’s aim has been to research and propose a new relationship for the UK with the EU that will better meet the interests and aspirations of the British people.
At this time of existential crisis for the Eurozone countries, EU leaders need to understand that the UK has its own national interest. It is the sole responsibility of the UK government to promote and fight for this interest and we must do so with our European partners. Eurozone members must give serious consideration to the likelihood that non-euro members will need a different relationship with the EU.