“The EU: Friend or Foe?”

David was recently invited to speak at the prestigious and powerful Leading institution ‘Heritage Foundation’ in Washington.

You can visit their website here and download David’s speech here (pdf).

“Drawing on his background in the real world outside of politics — most notably in the railway business — Member of the European Parliament David Campbell Bannerman explains the problems that face British membership in the European Union, how they affect the man in the street, and what can be done about it. He examines the awkward position Britain has gotten itself into and offers a radical alternative — Britain should jump out of the EU and into a position that he dubs “EEA Lite” — a place somewhere between the EEA Agreement that Norway enjoys and the Swiss bilateral arrangements. Campbell Bannerman argues that since 90 percent of the UK economy has nothing to do with EU trade, an “EEA Lite” position would allow Britain to make adjustments that would fit its unique strengths and needs, while not being saddled with the full gambit of EU laws and regulations.”