The UK has grown in strength as part of the EU, says People’s Vote campaigner

The UK has grown in strength as part of the EU, says People’s Vote campaigner

Friday, September 21, 2018

Femi Oluwole, the co-founder of Our Future, Our Choice has said that the UK has grown “in strength as a member of the EU”.

Mr Oluwole told talkRADIO’s Dan Wootton: “The UK has grown in strength as a member of the EU.

“If you want to compare comparative strength for being by ourselves versus being in the EU, take trade.

“The EU has been negotiating a trade deal with America. In that trade deal there is a joint statement from the two sides which has said “nothing can get in the way of nationalising public services, like health services.’

“So the NHS was secure under that relationship. Compare that with the deal that we are trying to negotiate with Trump independently.

“Trump has said he plans to make the NHS pay more for drugs so that Americans pay less and Theresa May has refused to rule out selling off parts of the NHS.”

 

‘That is not a successful democracy’

Mr Oluwole added: “I think if 17 million people voted for more control, a better NHS, and to be better off and they end up with a broken NHS, less control and worse off, that is not a successful democracy.”

This comes as Theresa May made a snap announcement at Friday lunchtime saying that she wanted the “best way to protect jobs” while “respecting the referendum result”.

Mrs May speaking inside Downing Street said: “I have always said that no deal is better than a bad deal.

“But I have also been clear that the best outcome is for the UK to leave the EU with a deal.

“That is why following months of intensive work and detailed discussions, we proposed a third option for our future economic relationship based on the frictionless trade of goods.

“That is the best way to protect jobs here and in the EU and to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, while respecting the referendum result and the integrity of the United Kingdom.”

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