The ‘Leave Means Leave’ group co-chairs Richard Tice and John Longworth launched an appeal for ‘hard Brexit’ in a letter sent to chambers of commerce in the EU member-states, urging businesses of Europe to encourage their national governments for a ‘sensible agreement’, ensuring smooth, uninterrupted transition in mutually beneficial trade.
“Many EU member states export significant amounts of goods to the UK and the erection of barriers to this trade by the European Commission will have a detrimental effect on jobs and prosperity in a number of EU states, some where unemployment is already unacceptably high,” – says the joined letter singed by Richard Tice and John Longworth. “It is therefore in all of our interests that trade is not interrupted and that the EU and U.K. secure a trade deal that has close to zero tariffs as is possible.”
The co-chairs pointed at “detrimental effect” of trade barriers for the regular Europeans from both side of the Channel, promoting symbolical near-zero tariffs.
“Businesses across Europe will want trade with the UK to continue as usual after Brexit and any hint of trade barriers by the European Commission will be rejected,” – the authors of the letter insist.
“It is vital that these business leaders make representations to their national governments to ensure that the EU is open for business.”
In this action, as previously the ‘Leave means leave’ activists regret the dogmatic approach of the European Commission towards the free movement of goods and people as inseparable conditionality. The major argument for changing the dogma is the priority of well-being of people of Europe over the rules conceived in the other political context more than half a century ago.
(Source: UK news agencies, Leave means leave group)