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Selfish vision to leave EU!

We wonder whether the MPs for leaving EU are doing so in the national interest:
For example, Harrow East MP (Con), who seems to have calculated his votes, argued to leave EU: “I am extremely positive about the prospects of our nation forging closer partnerships with countries like India, Israel, the USA, the wider commonwealth and emerging high performing economies, and at present we are being held back from this ambition by the EU” – a sort of inclusive/ exclusive approach to benefit certain economies!
We asked some Members of European Parliament: (a) is EU holding back from the ambition (b) is such a perception good enough reason to leave EU?
Following is a model answer from Claude Moraes, MEP for London:  
With regards to the argument for leaving the EU in order to increase trade with other countries, we already do trade with the rest of the world.
To continue to do so, if we leave, we would have to negotiate new trade agreements with countries across the world to replace the ones we currently have through the EU which were negotiated with the full clout of the world¹s largest market behind us. Negotiating just as Britain, would be unlikely to gain us a better result.
The EU is the world¹s biggest single market, and it's far and away our biggest trading partner, amounting to nearly half of our world exports. Indeed, we export more to Holland alone than to the entirety of the Commonwealth.
The same applies to our imports, with European countries providing about two thirds of our incoming goods and services.
Human Rights: Britain is a part of European Court of Human Rights and takes the Convention on Human Rights in exercising freedoms to join a trade union, practise a religion or none, give their opinion in public, question and criticise government and opposition, not suffer discrimination, and not be arrested arbitrarily. The notion of moving to a British Bill of Rights, instead of the Human Rights Act based on the European Convention on Human Rights will have serious implications.

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