Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP “A Greener Future Outside the EU” speech, 8 June 2016

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Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP “The Future of Europe” speech, 25 April 2016.

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Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP discussing the EU, migrants, Syria, and climate change as Guest of the Day on The Daily Politics, 12 October 2015

Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP discusses Britain outside the EU on Murnaghan, Sky News 11 October 2015

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Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP appeared on Andrew Marr on 14 June 2015

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Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP delivered a speech on 25 March 2015 in Washington DC, USA at the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation.

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UK 2020 Heritage Speech
The Anglosphere, Trade and International Security by Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, 25 March 2015

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Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP gave a speech on 24 November 2014 at Business for Britain, “An Optimistic vision of a post-EU United Kingdom”.

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The ‘Alternatives to EU Membership’ Conference, Wednesday 18 February 2015

BBC: Owen Paterson on UK leaving European ‘new country’ Monday 24 November 2014

Executive Summary

The European Union was always a political project, an attempt to create a United States of Europe governed with political and judicial apparatus such as a Council of Ministers, parliament, currency, flag and central bank. It is not that the UK wants to leave the EU, but that the EU has left the UK. The Eurozone has to become, in effect, a new country to make a full redistributive federal state where there are legitimate means of transferring funds from the wealth creating areas in Germany and Holland to those parts of Spain, Italy and Greece where it is simply not possible to create wealth at the rate at which their countries joined the Euro.

This is a far cry from the Single Market that the United Kingdom signed up to. The UK should leave the political apparatus and enjoy a full trading relationship with Europe through the Single Market, the European Economic Area. This would free Europe to pursue its political project. And it would free Britain to take a full seat on the international global regulatory bodies that currently determine so much of global trade. This has enormously positive implications for global trade and international security.