David Campbell Bannerman’s speech….the deputy leader of the party.
What has the EU ever done for us?
No, not a lot. Peace is down to NATO.
A great story from the past: Hugh Gaitskell pointing out that if we joined the EU (EC as was) then we would be unable to feed ourselves cheaply from our friends in the Commonwealth and would have to buy expensive French foods. To which de Gaulle responded that this was really rather the point.
The series of policy papers which the party is launching work along one basic line. All of them require leaving the EU for us to be allowed to implement them.
They’re good policies all and that’s another argument to use as to why we must leave.