A few years ago it would have been unthinkable for Stephen Fidler’s article to have made the esteemed pages of the Wall Street Journal. But times have changed in the European Union and Great Britain; so much so that it is a now regular topic of discussion whether Britain can get out of the EU. It is not a matter of if the UK leaves the EU but when.
It is not unusual to see scare stories coming from the Commission in order to keep us in the EU and keep our contributions coming. Their arguments, however, do not meet scrutiny. They mock the outside relationship of Switzerland and Norway, yet both send more goods per capita to the EU than the UK does. Clearly EU membership is not a barrier to trade for these nations.