You don’t have to be a member of the EU to trade with it. Switzerland is not in the EU, and it exports more per person to the EU than we do.
That’s correct. Switzerland has some access to the EU’s single market. It pays financially for this and takes on certain EU laws.
“You don’t have to be a member of the EU to trade with it. Switzerland is not in the EU, and it exports more per person to the EU than we do.”
It’s correct that Switzerland—which isn’t a member of the EU—exports more per person to the EU than the UK. The EU imported €20,000 of goods and services per person from Switzerland in 2015, compared to €5,000 per person from the UK.
The figures are a little unreliable, as they can change depending on whether you look at what both countries say they export to the EU, or what the EU says it imports from them.
With Brexit fast approaching, reliable information is crucial.
If you’re here, you probably care about honesty. You’d like to see our politicians get their facts straight, back up what they say with evidence, and correct their mistakes. You know that reliable information matters.
There isn’t long to go until our scheduled departure from the EU and the House of Commons is divided. We need someone exactly like you to help us call out those who mislead the public—whatever their office, party, or stance on Brexit.
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