BENIFITS OF EU MEMBERSHIP
THERE ARE MANY BENEFITS TO THE UK FROM ITS MEMBERSHIP OF THE EU, THESE INCLUDE
IT GIVES YOU THE FREEDOM TO LIVE, WORK OR RETIRE ANYWHERE IN EUROPE
The only requirement is that you register in the host country, have enough money to sustain yourself and have comprehensive health insurance.
UK nationals can retire anywhere in Europe and still receive their UK pension, providing they are registered there.
IT SUSTAINS MILLIONS OF JOBS
3.5 Million British jobs are linked to exports to the EU
EU subsidies support British agriculture
YOUR HOLIDAY IS MUCH EASIER AND SAFER
You are entitled to free healthcare anywhere in the EU
Your plane from the UK can fly anywhere in the EU without restriction
Your journey is protected by EU wide consumer rights
Outside the EU you are entitled to consular protection from any EU Embassy
IT MEANS YOU ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET RIPPED OFF
You have equal consumer rights on any purchase in Europe
EU consumer protection is far stricter than most countries, in particular the USA
Cost of Roaming charges restricted
IT OFFERS GREATER PROTECTION FROM TERRORISTS, PAEDOPHILES,
PEOPLE TRAFFICKERS AND CYBER CRIME.
Cross country co-operation in the fight against crime
Crime knows no country boundaries, nor must the policing
OUR BUSINESSES DEPEND ON IT
We are part of the worlds biggest economy, 45% of all exports and 53% of imports are with the EU.
Manufacturing companies’ source parts from all over the EU, with an uninterrupted supply line.
City of London is a major financial centre for the EU.
Many industries, e.g. car, medical supplies, nuclear, are dependent on joint working across the EU
We have ease of access to high skilled workers, e.g. NHS, and low skill, e.g. fruit picking.
WE HAVE GREATER INFLUENCE
A mid-sized country like the UK, which will never again be economically dominant either globally or regionally, and whose diplomatic and military resources are declining in relative terms, being a major player in a strong regional institution can offer a critical lever for international influence.
That means remaining in the EU
IT IMPROVES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Global warming knows no boundaries, and it is essential we work closely with our neighbours.
NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE DEAL DEPENDS ON EU FREE MOVEMENT
The NI Peace Accord was negotiated under EU rules, and assumes free movement across the border