The FT is the most Europhile UK newspaper. When a young man Nigel Lawson used to write for it. I was staggered to read today's headine,
"Lord Lawson is right - Britain does not need Europe"
for a piece by Wolfgang Munchau that I recommend you click and read,
It says all I have known about the UK's relations with the EEC/EU but what the UK Europhiles have never admitted. His final paragraph sums it up,
"My overall conclusions, however, concur with his. There may be reasons why the UK may wish to remain a member of the EU. But whatever they are, they are not economic."
There never was an economic case for entry in 72/73. It was a political decision that the could not be justifed by political argument so the political elite resorted to a scaremongering econmic story to terrify the UK voters. They are still doing it! They continuously imply there will be 3 million jobs lost if we dared leave the EU. It is a complete lie. The truth is the exact opposite = leaving the EU will create jobs by removing the dead hand of the EU from the UK's neck.
It came up tonight on C4 news when the young Tory fogie, Jacob Rees Mogg, pointed out that we would have had a free trade agreement with the US years ago had we not handed over the negotiations to the EU. That is the plain truth.