Welcome to Global Vision
Global Vision is a non-partisan campaign group that believes Britain needs to negotiate a looser, more modern relationship with the EU to reflect the rapidly changing world of the 21st century. The new relationship should be based on trade and cooperation, whilst opting out of political and economic union.
This vision recognises the reality that increasing global economic integration is profoundly reshaping the world's economy. The rise of China and India is especially significant. Economic flexibility will be the increasingly important key to any country's economic prosperity in the 21st century global economy.
Britain is a great trading nation and its prosperity depends on trade. But Britain, as a full member of the EU, will increasingly be held back by the EU's inflexibilities which include costly and restrictive regulations and protectionism.
Britain needs to develop a new, more modern
relationship with the EU
Building up mutually beneficial free trade links with the EU, Commonwealth and NAFTA would mean that, rather than being isolated, Britain would actually be better internationally networked, especially with the world’s growing economies, than it is today as a full member of the EU.
Lea said “the EU is important to this country. But the truth is that
slow-growing Europe is shrinking inexorably as a share of the global economy.
Britain needs to realign its trading interests with the fast growing countries
of the world in order to improve its economic prospects. But EU membership
severely restricts Britain’s room for manoeuvre. Membership of the EU’s Customs
Union prevents us from negotiating our own trade deals with favoured nations
whilst membership of the Single Market imposes inflexible and costly
regulations on business, not least of all on the City of London. Britain should
replace full EU membership by a freer and more flexible Swiss-style, EFTA
relationship with the EU. Britain would then be well positioned to pursue a
truly global agenda, fit for the 21st century.”
be a necessary protection in a globalised world – but this report demonstrates
unambiguously that the European Union experiment has failed economically. We
need to sell our products and services in the global market-place, but
membership of the Single Market is inhibiting our businesses’ efforts to do
this. The demographics are against Europe, but the Commonwealth provides an
encouraging alternative – where a shared heritage and language combine with
emerging new consumers to offer us prospects that are just not available in Europe”.
We argue our case in depth throughout this website, and we hope you find our articles interesting, thought provoking and informative. If you would like to offer your support, or if you have any questions based on anything you have read on our site, then please contact us. We will be delighted to help in any way we can.
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