For years we have all been led to believe that being in the EU allowed Britain to have a say, have influence at the top table.
Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality the majority of the ‘standards’ imposed by the EU are not set in Brussels but by international trade and technical organisations.
The EU merely took those standards, gold plated them with whatever political impositions they wished to enforce, and sent them out as Directives to the member States.
To have a real say, to have real influence, Britain can now rejoin these International bodies and have a seat at the real top tables around the globe.
Let us take the Automotive Industry for example. Standards are set by WP.29, part of UNECE.
The EU took these standards and simply superimposed new rules over and above, such as the impending EU satelite tracking system.
Or the infamous EU reduces roaming charges for mobile phones. The EU did not set this standard, this was set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), passed to the regional standards organisation the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and then given to the EU to implement.
It really makes one wonder what all that money sent to Brussels every day was for, beyond buying champagne and caviar, or paying inflated wages and pensions for a political elite that served no real purpose.
With Britain free of the EU we can again take our place at the top tables in the global community, to rejoin the international and regional bodies that shape our world, free of the political baggage that has been imposed on us for the last 40 years.
We will reclaim our seats on the International Organization for Standardization , the International Electrotechnical Commission , and the International Telecommunication Union , which have each existed for more than 50 years (founded in 1947, 1906, and 1865, respectively) and are all based in Geneva, Switzerland, thus restoring little Britain with its global reach.
At the regional level we can rejoin the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), none of which are influenced or run by the EU.
Beyond that there are hundreds of international and regional standards bodies that cover virtually everything from making matchsticks, mobile phones, travel to nuclear power plants, all of which a new revitalised Britain could have a say in shaping. We can again be international rule makers, not simply rule takers.
So no more talk of bent bananas, under-performing vacuum cleaners or kettles that will not boil. Let free speech, free trade and freedom of choice once again become the norm in the Britain of tomorrow.
To make this happen the mind-set of Britain needs to change. Conservatives need to become conservative again, the negative, divisive and belittling attitude of the socialists and bansturbators need to be contained, and the voice of freedom needs to ring true with libertarian influence in the corridors of power.
We gave up our voice on the world stage to the EU, but now having decided to leave we will not be isolated, we will be dynamic, alive again, free to trade and set standards around the globe.
This is the awakening of a free trading nation, one which the Libertarian Party UK will be looking forward to participating in.