Andrew Bridgen questions why anyone would want to stay in a failing EU

16th May 2019

Andrew Bridgen questions why anyone would want us to be chained to the EU which is mired in low economic growth, many member countries have eye-watering levels of youth unemployment and its currency has to be constantly supported by quantitative easing.

The European Union is mired in low economic growth. Many of its countries have eye-watering levels of youth unemployment and its currency has to be constantly supported by quantitative easing. Can my hon. Friend understand why anybody would want to chain us to this rotten corpse?

I fully appreciate the force of my hon. Friend’s argument. The idea that the EU simply represented the be all and end all of economic prosperity has been completely exploded by his remarks. If those record high levels of youth unemployment occurred in the constituencies of any Labour Member, they would be rightly outraged. We have great opportunities outside the EU, which is why I hope that we can pass the Bill and move forward in these discussions.

 

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