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Plan B

The official period of campaigning for the EU referendum has begun. Vote Remain and Vote Leave are setting out their positions – sort of – and it makes interesting reading. Vote Remain has the easier task as far as campaigning goes. You don’t have to work so hard to explain the status quo. Of course, their main strategy is to point out their perceived dangers of Brexit. Which is, by its very nature, nothing but speculation. Vote Leave, on the other hand, have to offer a vision of a future with Britain existing outside of Europe, and being better off for it. A certain amount of speculation is, to be fair, going to be part and parcel of their vision. But Vote Leave also need to have plans. Ideas that have been thought through, widely discussed and turned into concrete policy pledges. What both sides seem to agree on is that access to the EU free market is essential to the economic well-being of the UK. So here goes. Vote Leave plan to enter into a free trade agreement not only outside …