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Our Special Status IN A Reformed European Union Gives Us The Best Of Both Worlds

WITH OUR SPECIAL STATUS, BRITAIN HAS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

With our special status in Europe gives us the best of both worlds. It means families across the UK get all the benefits of being in the EU, including more jobs, lower prices and greater security.

But we are out of the parts of Europe that don’t work for us. The benefits clearly outweigh the costs.

The UK has the best of both worlds as an independent nation within the EU:

  • We didn’t sign up to the Euro
  • We didn’t sign up to the Schengen Area – the no-borders area on mainland Europe
  • We have an opt-out from the EU’s quota scheme for asylum-seekers and from the Eurozone bailout fund

But we have the same access as all other EU members to the free-trade Single Market of 500 million people from across Europe, which is key to jobs and economic security.

 

LEAVING IS A LEAP IN THE DARK

Leaving Europe is a threat to our economic security and our national security.

Your job might not be safe, your prices could rise, your mortgage could be at risk, and the funding for your local school or hospital might fall.

It means risk at a time of uncertainty. It is a leap in the dark.

David Cameron EU Referendum

We are a great country, and whatever choice we make we will still be great. But I believe the choice is between being an even greater Britain inside a reformed EU and a great leap into the unknown

David Cameron
Speech to House of Commons, 22 February 2016.