Who: The National, Scotland
“The figures, released by Britain Stronger in Europe shows that the EU is the UK’s largest trading partner – accounting for 50 per cent of all UK goods exports and worth £148bn in 2014. When trade deals currently being negotiated by the EU are taken into account that figure rises to 80 per cent of all UK goods exports, totaling £236bn. That means that if the UK were to leave the EU, exports worth more than £235bn would be in danger of facing trade barriers and tariffs, which could significantly reduce and damage UK-EU trade.” (1)
THE CASE FOR A #FREEBRITAIN
"That’s a fallacy, we would have to negotiate just one deal with the EU and that would mean a trade deal with the remaining 27 countries, then for the previous deals, we would have the 2 years after voting to leave to negotiate a deal with the other countries, at the least we could just sign on the terms previously agreed, but I would hope for a deal better suited to the UK.
I have no worries about trade after leaving the EU, it will give us the chance to make deals in the interests of everyone in the UK, not those of the EU. While we very possibly could get a free trade deal with countries like the US and China. "
Steven Woolfe MEP