European Union support from our next Prime Minister

If Elizabeth Truss becomes our next Prime Minister as it indicates she will, here are some of her comments in Parliament regarding the European Union. She spoke about it on the 17th March 2016 during a discussion about Farming

we have been trying for 20 years to get UK beef into the US, and we are still trying to get poultry exported to China. We have on our doorstep access to a single market of 500 million people for our fantastic UK products. I think we need to build on that, rather than leave the European Union. No single country has full access for agricultural products without being a full member of the EU.

Then she spoke on the 5th May as part of a Rural Payments Agency

What I would say, on behalf of all farmers, is that the EU and the single market have brought about massive benefits for food and farming. For example, 97% of lamb exports and 92% of beef exports go to the European Union. There would be a real risk to the future livelihood of those industries if we were to leave and were not able to export our fine products to those European countries any more.

So perhaps she will endorse the petition which is here and which already has more than 6,000 signatures for it and that will extend. It is defined as

Apply to Join the European Union (EU)

We want the Government to start the process of seeking to rejoin the EU. Only 2% of the public think that Brexit has gone ‘very well’ and only 15% ‘fairly well’ since the end of the transition period*.

We believe the majority of the British public no longer supports Brexit, in addition to Scotland and Northern Ireland voting against leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum. It’s time to put a stop to this disastrous experiment and seek to return to the EU as full members.

Source: You Gov survey of 2823 British adults May 10th 2022

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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