Taking the Fear out of Brexit – Investigating the Myths of a UK Withdrawal from the EU (5 min film)

A new edit of the Brexit documentary has been launched to meet popular demand. The new version was first shown in Washington D.C.

In January 2013 the Prime Minister announced the intention to offer the British people an In/Out EU Referendum.

I welcome this policy of changing our relationship with the EU. We have a choice – renegotiated -IN or a negotiated-OUT. But what if we did have to leave the EU? – and it comes down to considering a Negotiated Out option, what would that mean for the UK?

Opponents of withdrawal from the EU have used many scare tactics, citing the dangers such as we’d lose 3 million jobs, it would damage investment, that the UK would lack influence, that we would be alone in the world.

I want to take a more rational look at the facts and look specifically at Norway and Switzerland who, for decades, have prospered and successfully managed a relationship outside of the EU. What can we learn from their experience?

This five minute version of the film explores the options for a new relationship for the UK outside the EU.

David Campbell Bannerman, Conservative MEP