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Business would move towards the continent
Business would be short of skills
Foreign direct investment would decline. Many firms outside the EU invest in the UK as a base to do business in Europe.
The Centre for Economics and Business Research in its March 31, 2014 report shows that over four million British jobs depend on exports to the EU.
Jobs would go
• Negotiating trade deals
• Preventing cross-border crime
• Protecting the environment
All these things are done in regional groups.
We would have no say in them.
Control of many of our affairs would be in the hands of others.
Is this what we really want for our children and grandchildren?