EU would lose out, if it erected barriers to trade should Britain leave
Andrew Bridgen tells MPs that the EU would have much to lose if it were to erect trade barriers if the British people decided to leave the EU.
Andrew Bridgen: Given that the UK is running a large trade deficit with the rest of the EU, does my right hon. Friend agree that our European partners would have much to lose from erecting trade barriers with this country, if the British people decided to leave the EU?
The Prime Minister: My hon. Friend makes a good point. Britain is not only a huge market for other EU goods but a large net contributor to the EU budget. For that reason, as I often say, our membership entitles us to just as strong a view as those who have joined other parts of the EU, such as the single currency. We should never be frightened of making our voice heard.