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Slides: Leaving the EU – a personal perspective, prepared for Chiltern Chamber of Commerce


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This morning, I spoke at Chiltern Chamber of Commerce’s Post-Brexit Networking Breakfast, providing a personal perspective on “Leaving the EU, what next?” As promised, the slides are available here: 20160716-EU-WhatNext. Many thanks to Chiltern Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity. A transcript is not available.

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EU Referendum message to the electors of Wycombe


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In the EU referendum, the UK voted to leave the European Union. For all the reasons I have set out, recently and over 9 years,  I believe the people of the UK have made the right choice for our country. We must now form a Government willing to implement the dual mandate of the Conservative manifesto and the Referendum result. We know the public took this decision seriously and that many people disagree. After a Remain campaign which relentlessly stoked fear […]

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Reaction to the Wycombe District EU Referendum result


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In the EU referendum, Wycombe District voted 48-52 for Remain. Across Buckinghamshire, every counting area voted the other way to the principal MP in that area: Aylesbury, Chiltern, South Bucks. Obviously, I was disappointed but I was also surprised: when campaigning in the Parliamentary constituency, we found voters were overwhelmingly for Leave. I have now looked at the results in detail for an explanation. First, via the BBC, I see most of the Thames Valley voted Remain, in contrast to most of […]

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Remaining in the EU means more power will flow to the EU from the UK 


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Local voters want to end the live export of animals. Parliament cannot do so in the EU. Local voters also oppose aspects of the EU’s TTIP trade deal but trade policy is decided by the EU, not the UK. The EU can speak on our behalf on foreign affairs, which affects the security of British people. Plans to strengthen European foreign policy and back it with European armed forces have been delayed until after the referendum. According to the President of the […]

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Via Vote Leave: There is a light at the end of the tunnel. #VoteLeave tomorrow for a brighter future.


Via Vote Leave, There is a light at the end of the tunnel. #VoteLeave tomorrow for a brighter future. #ProjectHopehttps://t.co/T7xu5TffT9 — Vote Leave (@vote_leave) June 22, 2016

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The EU wastes your money


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According to the European Court of Auditors, €7 billion of the 2013 budget was misspent. However, the EU has a very loose definition of the word ‘misspent’, Here are a few examples of projects judged to be money well spent: €500,000 paid to two fishermen to scrap their boat in the interests of reducing overfishing. That cleared their debts and paid for a new, smaller boat in which they continued fishing. €2.5 million to support an Austrian nomadic contemporary dance troupe. […]

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Our great country will thrive in the world outside the EU


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Our great country will thrive in the world beyond the EU. We have: The 5th largest economy in the world. The 4th most powerful military in the world. A permanent seat on the EU security council. The largest financial centre in the world. Some of the finest universities in the world. A globally-used language, democratic system and common law. Strong relationships across the globe. Don’t listen to those who talk Great Britain down. Let’s leave and put the UK on a brighter path of prosperity through self-government […]

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A vote to Leave is a vote to start exit negotiations


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Leaving the EU is a process, not an event which will happen on 24th June. Nothing changes in law when we vote Leave. We are not choosing a government on 23 June. A Leave result in this referendum will instruct the current Government to negotiate our exit on the best possible terms. As the Chairman of Britain Stronger In Europe, Lord Rose, openly admitted: It’s not going to be a step change or somebody’s going to turn the lights out […]

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Your money is being spent to help millions of people join the EU


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We are paying almost £2 billion to encourage Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey to join the EU. When they join, over 88 million more people will have a right to live and work in the UK. The Government cannot control migration from the EU if we remain. We have a flourishing economy in this country with great public services and a National Living Wage. That is bound to attract more people. Free movement of people is a noble dream but many local people despair of the cost […]

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Protect our public services


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The EU makes many rules which have a massive impact on our public services. With plans for taking control of health policy in each of its member states, the EU’s influence over our NHS will only increase. As an undemocratic backroom manoeuvre, the EU Commission is creating and implementing policies which will greatly affect our local services without so much as asking UK citizens for consent. One such initiative is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which poverty campaign group, War on Want, called: An […]

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