In a blog for the manufacturers’ organisation EEF, he said: “We would be foolish not to listen to the EEF when they say that British membership of the Single Market helps, not hinders our efforts to boost exports. In an extraordinarily clear reposte to those who suggest that somehow our trading relationships with other developing markets would be improved if we were to come out of the Single Market, the EEF point out that trade does not work in such an “either/or” fashion.”
Clarke described an EEF report, Manufacturing our Future in Europe, published today (October 14) as “a significant contribution to the debate about Britain’s future in Europe.”
He said the potential size of the prize for the UK remaining in Europe is worth billions and “disengagement is simply not the answer.”
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