Drawing on his background in the real world outside of politics – most notably in the railway business – Member of the European Parliament David Campbell Bannerman explains the problems that face British membership in the European Union, how they affect the man in the street, and what can be done about it. He examines the awkward position Britain has gotten itself into and offers a radical alternative – Britain should jump out of the EU and into a position that he dubs "EEA Lite" – a place somewhere between the EEA Agreement that Norway enjoys and the Swiss bilateral arrangements. Campbell Bannerman argues that since 90 percent of the UK economy has nothing to do with EU trade, an “EEA Lite” position would allow Britain to make adjustments that would fit its unique strengths and needs, while not being saddled with the full gambit of EU laws and regulations.
David Campbell Bannerman MEP has been a Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, a UKIP MEP, Chairman of UKIP, and is now a Conservative MEP for the East of England, a seat to which he was first elected in June 2009.
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David Campbell Bannerman MEP
Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow in Anglo-American Relations